WHAT ARE COOKIES?
THE TYPES OF COOKIES I USE
I use three types of cookies on our website:
• Session cookies that are deleted after each visit
• Persistent/tracking cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to my website
• Third party cookies that are used by other parties, for example Google Analytics
Session cookies and persistent cookies are necessary in order for you to use my website. These cookies can be deleted via your browser, but this will restrict the functions that you are able to carry out on my websites. For more information on how to disable cookies in your browser please see the Information Commissioner’s Office website. (http://www.ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/). Session cookies expire when you leave the website and are not stored on your computer and do not contain any personal data.
Persistent cookies last beyond your visit to our website. I use Google Analytics on my website. This is a tracking cookie which enables me to track how popular a site is and to record visitor trends over time. The cookie does not contain any personal data but it does contact your computer’s IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the website from and to track your page visits within the site.
I also use third party cookies that are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site. For example, Twitter and Facebook have their own cookies, which are controlled by them, as does AddThis, a service I use to enable users to share my content across social media.
ACCEPTING / BLOCKING COOKIES
You can accept or block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more information on how to disable cookies in your browser please see the Information Commissioner’s Office website. (http://www.ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/).
COOKIES AND DEMOGRAPHICS
I may use data from Google’s interest-based advertising or third party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics.
For more information about cookies visit the Information Commissioners website www.ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies. This statement can be condensed by only displaying the questions and expanding the text to show the answer when the customer clicks on that question.