Privacy Policy

The Enigmatic Ape website is registered in the UK and subject to UK and EU laws and regulations.


First Party Analytic Cookies

Enigmatic Ape uses cookies to gather anonymous, aggregate data about site usage and performance. This allows us to find out, for example, which pages are most popular and how many people are visiting the site overall. We do not receive, collect, or process any Personally Identifiable Information from our analytics.

We use Google Analytics to collect and analyse this data. You can find an overview of Google's privacy policies here.

Third Party Cookies

Social Sharing

To enable social sharing of content, Enigmatic Ape uses a number of third party buttons. These buttons are loaded from third party sites and may set cookies of their own. The privacy policies of the social sharing providers can be found below.

Google +

Blog Commenting System

Enigmatic Ape uses Disqus for blog comments. The Disqus system may set third party cookies. You can find Disqus' privacy policy here.

Affiliate Cookies

Enigmatic Ape is a member of the Apple iTunes Affiliate program run by the Performance Horizon Group. From time to time PHG may use code or cookies to track the effectiveness of our use of the affiliate program in promoting our apps. No personally identifiable information is collected during this process.

More Information On Cookies

To find out more about cookies, including how to view block and delete them, see this guidance from the UK Information Commissioner's Office.

Email Addresses

Blog Comment System

When you leave a comment via the Disqus commenting system, Enigmatic Ape receives the email address you used to sign in. These email addresses will never used by Enigmatic Ape for any purpose other than communicating with you with regard to your comment, and even that would be rare. It has never happened so far.

Email Sign Ups

From time to time, Enigmatic Ape may offer email sign ups for newsletters or for specific products or services. Enigmatic Ape will never share your email with third parties other than for purposes of transmitting email to you.

Unsolicited Mail

Enigmatic Ape undertakes never to send unsolicited email. We will endeavor to always provide an opt out from any mailings you have opted into. If you feel you have received unsolicited mail from Enigmatic Ape please contact us immediately so that we can make it stop.

Short Links

Enigmatic Ape uses short links on social media (for example, Twitter) to measure social engagement, this just means that we get a count of how many people clicked on the short link. This helps us to determine if the content we post to social media is actually relevant to our followers.

Currently we use bitly as our short link provider. You can find their privacy policy here

Did We Miss Anything ?

If you see anything on this page that you think isn't clear, or if we haven't covered something you think we should have, please don't hesitate to get in touch so that we can address your concerns.


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