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Cookie Policy

Cookies and how they Benefit You

This 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

Cookies help:

  • Make this 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 this website for you

I absolutely do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • I’ll never pass data to advertising networks
  • And definitely won’t pass personally identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about all the cookies used on this site below (or if all this talk of cookies is making you hungry then here’s a recipe to make some):

Granting 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 this site will take this, and your continued use of this website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from this site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that this site will not work as you would expect.

More about Cookies

This site’s own cookies

Cookies are used here to:

  • Remember your search settings
  • Allow you to add comments to this site

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

Third party functions

This site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. This site includes the following which use cookies:

  • YouTube
  • Amazon.co.uk (please note: I have an Amazon Associates account so all links to Amazon include my Associate tracking ID so if you click through and then buy what I linked to I get a few pennies to put towards textbooks etc.  You can avoid that happening by not clicking and just doing the search yourself :))

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

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily Like or share this site’s content on the social networking websites I have included sharing buttons on this 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

Cookies are used to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited this 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 if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping me know where this website has reached in the world wide web!

I use Google Analytics and WordPress’ built in stuffs.

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 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.

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.