How They Benefit You
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.
- Make this website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Offer you free services/content
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve the website for you
- Make marketing more efficient (ultimately helping me offer my services at reasonable prices)
Cookies on this site are not used to:
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
More about Cookies
Certain Cookies make the website work including:
- Remembering your search settings
- Allowing you to add comments to this site
- Remembering if you have been asked certain questions
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
My site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. For example:
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter there are sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications of 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
Cookies are used to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited the website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when the 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 to continuously improve the website. These so-called “analytics” programs also inform, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping to put more money into developing the services you want.
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 this site and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that your concern is 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.
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.