Privacy Policy

Hey there, and welcome to! We know that privacy policies can be a bit of a snooze fest, so we’re going to keep this simple and straight to the point, focusing on the things you really want to know about—advertisements and your privacy.

Google Adsense: We use Google Adsense to help keep the lights on around here. You’ll see ads on our site—in the bookmarks, above the content, and in the sidebar. That’s Google Adsense at work. They serve up ads that are related to what you’re reading or based on your browsing history.

What this means is that third parties will be putting cookies on your computer or reading cookies that were placed by other websites. So, if you check out an article about Jack Reacher here and then move on to another site, you might spot ads for Jack Reacher books, for example. They use something called DART cookies. If you’d like to opt-out, you can do so here.

We don’t personally store cookies on your machine for any particular reason, and we don’t have a login or registration system here.

Amazon Affiliate Links: We make a bit of money from Amazon affiliate links. When you see links to Paperback, Hardcover, and Kindle versions of books in our lists, those are affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase using those links, we get a small percentage of it.

Search: We’ve got a search engine on our site. When you use it, we keep track of what you searched for. But don’t worry, we don’t track anything about you—just the keywords you searched. This way, if you search for an author who isn’t on the site yet, we’ll take note and work on adding them.

Newsletter: We use Aweber for our bi-weekly newsletter. We have a double opt-in system, so you’ll need to give your consent to subscribe.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising: We work with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising on the site. When you visit BettaBooks, Mediavine serves content and ads. They might use first and third-party cookies, which are tiny text files sent to your computer or mobile device by the web server. These cookies help websites remember information about your browsing activity on BettaBooks.

First-party cookies are created by the website you’re visiting, while third-party cookies are from domains other than BettaBooks. Third-party cookies (also known as tags, pixels, beacons, etc.) might be used to track your interactions with ads and optimize advertising.

You have the power to block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. Your browser’s “help” feature can guide you on how to do this. Keep in mind that rejecting cookies won’t stop you from seeing ads when you visit our site. Even if you opt-out, you’ll still see non-personalized ads.

When it comes to personalized ads, we collect the following data through cookies:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end-user information they’ve collected to deliver targeted ads. They might gather data from various sources, such as advertising IDs, pixels, and more, to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience.

For more information and to make choices regarding data collection, visit the National Advertising Initiative opt-out page, Digital Advertising Alliance website, and the Network Advertising Initiative website. You can also download the AppChoices app to opt out of mobile app-related data collection or use platform controls on your mobile device.

If you want details about Mediavine Partners, what data they collect, and their privacy policies, you can visit the Mediavine Partners page.

Embedded content from other websites: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We hope this clears things up for you. Your privacy matters to us, and we’re committed to making your visit to BettaBooks as enjoyable and secure as possible. Happy reading! 📚🐾