1.1 I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of my website visitors. To that end, this website does not collect any personal information about my visitors.
Cookies and how they Benefit You
2.2 My cookies help me:
- Make my website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve my website for you
- 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
2.4 You can learn more about the cookies I use below
More about our Cookies
4.1 Website Function Cookies
4.1.1 My own cookies
4.1.2 I use a session cookie to “remember” your route around my site and facilitate your use of the site. Session cookies are only stored in a temporary file and are deleted when you close your browser down.
There is no way to prevent this cookie being set other than to not use my site.
4.2.1 Social Website Cookies
4.2.2 So you can easily “Like” or share my content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter I have included sharing buttons on my site.
4.2.3 Cookies are set by:
4.2.4 As soon as you click on a social sharing button that network will set its own cookies. 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.
4.3.1 Visitor Statistics Cookies
4.3.3 I use: “sc_is_visitor_unique”, which is placed directly by my website to determine if you are a first-time or returning visitor and will stay on your computer for 2 years
and “Cfduid” which is a web statistics tool and placed by my Statistical Analysis service – statcounter.com. You can read information about StatCounter cookies here.
4.4.2 The cookie information panel that you see in the bottom right of the page when you first visit my website uses a cookie to determine if you have clicked the “Okay thank you” button to accept cookies – the cookie is called: “catAccCookies” and lets me know not to show it to you again. This is a direct cookie issued by my website and will stay on your browser for 1 month unless you delete it before then.
4.5.1 Third party functions
4.5.3 Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Turning Cookies Off
5.1 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
5.2 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.
5.3 The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.