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Cookie policy

  1. Introduction

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.

1.2    My website uses cookies.

1.3    I will ask you to consent to my use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit the website.

  1. Cookies and how they Benefit You

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

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

2.3     I 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

2.4     You can learn more about the cookies I use below

  1. Granting me permission to use cookies

3.1    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.

  1. 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:

  • AddThis – (Privacy Policy) provide me with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package

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

4.3.2 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 my 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 how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping me to determine if the website is achieving its aims and reaching a wide audience.

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.

4.4.1 Cookie policy panel

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

4.5.2 My site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example would be an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Free Index – which provides a review & testimonial service for me and allows clients to leave testimonials. They use a cookie called ASPSESSIONIDwhich preserves users states across page requests. You can read more about Free Index’s Privacy Policy here.

4.5.3 Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties. 

  1. 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.

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