Cookie and Privacy Policy

Drawings on the walls on Lazzaretto Nuovo island, from the 1500s

Privacy policy for History Walks Venice.

TL;DR: we keep the bare minimum of data, and we don’t share it with anyone.

Who we are

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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 sign up for the Venetian Stories newsletter, we keep your email address on record, until you unsubscribe. The newsletter is run directly from this site.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

The statistics software used on this site is local to the site. It sets a site specific cookie, which is only for this site, and only for the purpose of collecting anonymised data for statistical purposes.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with anyone.

We run the necessary services, suche as web traffic statistics and newsletter management, directly on this site, without the help of third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, we retain the comment and its metadata 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 have left comments on this site, 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.

Where your data is sent

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

All data from the web server is transmitted automatically to a backup server on a regular schedule.

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