Cookies In Use on This Site

 

Cookies and how they Benefit You

My website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience I can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

My cookies help me:

  • Make my website work as you’d expect
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook and Pinterest
  • Continuously improve my website for you
  • Make any marketing I might do more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies I take this, and your continued use of my website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from my site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that my site will not work as you would expect.

 

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

I use cookies to make my website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Showing you which pages you have recently visited

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use my site.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share my content on the likes of Facebook and Pinterest, I have included sharing buttons on our site.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

I use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited my website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps me to continuously improve my website.

These so called “analytics” programs also tell me, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping me to put more time into developing my services for you.

I use: Google Analytics

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of mine and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.