Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Affiliate Disclaimer & Accessibility Statement

Last updated: February 5, 2023.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you fill out a contact form on we only collect the information you enter into the contact form. If the form asks for your name, email address, or any other personal information, then that information is sent to us via email.  We only retain that information—including your email address—for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting us.

Email addresses provided in contact forms are not ever used by us for any purpose other than to reply to you in regards to your reason for contacting us. We never sell information from contact forms to any third parties for any purpose.

Email Marketing

Email addresses collected on this site will not be shared or sold to any third party. We do, however, use a 3rd party email provider (i.e. MailerLite) to store your email address and issue periodic emails (e.g. newsletters). The privacy policy for MailerLite can be found here.

Every marketing email sent will have the option to opt out of email marketing communications.

Submitting your email via any email marketing form (not the Contact form) will result in automated and / or periodic email follow ups, e.g. your request for content will be fulfilled, additional relevant content may be subsequently issued, a survey request may be sent. Again, you will have the opportunity to opt out of recieving these emails when you recieve email(s).

Cookie Policy

Below we first outline how we use cookies, and how you can opt-out. Then, the Cookie Declaration lists, in detail, all cookies in use on this website along with their purpose.

This website uses Google Analytics cookies (_ga) to help us analyse website traffic and ensure we provide the best user experience we can. The Google Analytics for Display Advertisers feature is active, which adds a DoubleClick cookie. This is intended to be used for remarketing purposes.

Learn more about Google Analytics cookies here and see how you can opt-out of cookies here.

This website manages cookie consent via our ad partner’s “Consent Management Platform” (CMP). This appears as a popup when a new user visits the website from the EU, or if an EU user returns after clearing their cookies.

Readers cannot access the website without choosing to opt in or out of data collection. More information regarding consent, legitimate interest, and cookie management are covered in detail within the popup.

This same partner delivers ads on this website. See the “Mediavine Programmatic Advertising” section below for details relating to display advertising. And read the next section for more cookie related details regarding embedded content.

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.

This website embeds YouTube videos in some articles. On this website, YouTube uses DEVICE_INFO, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC and __Secure-3PSID cookies, amoung others. Get more information on YouTube cookies from Google’s subdomain for their policies here, and again, see how you can opt-out of cookies here.

Cookie Declaration

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient.

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

This Cookie Declaration was updated on 28/01/2023. Cookiebot was used to source the following cookie information.

Necessary (10)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

_ce.cchenergy.govStores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domainSessionHTTP Cookie
AWSALBscripts.mediavine.comRegisters which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.6 daysHTTP Cookie
AWSALBCORSscripts.mediavine.comRegisters which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.6 daysHTTP Cookie whether user behaviour tracking should be active on the website.PersistentHTML Local Storage
CONSENT [x2] to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.2 yearsHTTP Cookie
CookieConsentcookiebot.comStores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain1 yearHTTP Cookie
euconsent-v2scripts.mediavine.comDetermines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consent box will not be presented again upon re-entry.1 yearHTTP Cookie to ensure website security and fraud detection.SessionHTTP Cookie
webforms/o/#/#track.mailerlite.comUsed to implement forms on the website.SessionPixel Tracker

Statistics (13)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

_ce.gtldenergy.govHolds which URL should be presented to the visitor when visiting the site.SessionHTTP Cookie
_ce.senergy.govCollects data on the user’s navigation and behavior on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner.1 yearHTTP Cookie
_ga [x2]www.googletagmanager.comenergy.govRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.399 daysHTTP Cookie
_ga_#www.googletagmanager.comUsed by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit.399 daysHTTP Cookie
_gat [x2] by Google Analytics to throttle request rate1 dayHTTP Cookie
_gid [x2] a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.1 dayHTTP Cookie a timestamp for when the visitor entered the website. This is used for analytical purposes on the website.PersistentHTML Local Storage
cebsenergy.govTracks the individual sessions on the website, allowing the website to compile statistical data from multiple visits. This data can also be used to create leads for marketing purposes.SessionHTTP Cookie
cebspenergy.govThis cookie is used to determine when the visitor last visited the different subpages on the website.SessionHTTP Cookie a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.SessionHTML Local Storage

Marketing (13)

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

ads/ by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.SessionPixel Tracker
DEVICE_INFOyoutube.comUsed to track user’s interaction with embedded content.179 daysHTTP Cookie
ml_guidstatic.mailerlite.comRegisters user behaviour and navigation on the website, and any interaction with active campaigns. This is used for optimizing advertisement and for efficient retargeting.PersistentHTML Local Storage
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEyoutube.comTries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.179 daysHTTP Cookie
YSCyoutube.comRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.SessionHTTP Cookie
ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEYyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistentHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-cast-availableyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-cast-installedyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-connected-devicesyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistentHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-device-idyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistentHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-fast-check-periodyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-session-appyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage
yt-remote-session-nameyoutube.comStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoSessionHTML Local Storage

Unclassified (3)

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

addtlConsentscripts.mediavine.comUnclassifiedPersistentHTML Local Storage yearsHTTP Cookie Cookie


Like most websites, this website uses Google Analytics. For information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms.

Who we share your data with

We do not share personal data.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Here at Eco Cost Savings, we take the privacy and security of personal information very seriously. We are committed to complying with all relevant privacy regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the upcoming California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and The IAB Multi-State Privacy Agreement (MSPA).

We welcome these advances, have taken steps to ensure GDPR compliance, and in anticipation of CPRA and MSPA, we’re closely monitoring the evolving regulatory landscape.

Your rights under GDPR:

  • Right to access: You have the right to request access to your personal information that we collect, use, and share, and to receive a copy of this information.
  • Right to correction: You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal information that we have about you.
  • Right to erasure: You have the right to request that we delete your personal information in certain circumstances, such as when it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
  • Right to object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances, such as when it is based on our legitimate interests or for direct marketing.
  • Right to restriction: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive your personal information that you have provided to us or that we have collected on the basis of legitimate interest.

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) can be contacted via the following email address: [email protected].

We understand that privacy is a constantly evolving field, and we are committed to staying informed about new developments and making any necessary changes to our policies and practices.

Thank you for your trust in our company. We are committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy rights.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

If you have privacy-specific concerns, email [email protected].

Affiliate Disclaimer is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • 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 the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Accessibility Statement

At Eco Cost Savings, we are committed to making this site accessible to everyone. We strive to provide an inclusive experience for all readers and we’re constantly working on improving website accessibility.

We’ve designed this website to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and have tested this website using various accessibility testing tools to ensure it is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

We welcome any feedback you may have regarding accessibility, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].