Cookies In Use on This Site
Cookies and how they Benefit You
The cookies help me:
- Make my website work as you’d expect – performance being key.
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Continuously improve my website for you
- Make my marketing more efficient (ultimately helping me to write content aimed at the correct audience)
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission) – my contact form, for example.
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Allowing you to complete and submit contact forms
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set and if it’s a problem, I’m sorry to see you leave.
Third party functions
CleanTalk–Used to prevent spam on our comments and forms and acts as a complete anti-spam solution and firewall for this site. Cookies produced include (apbct_cookies_test, apbct_page_hits, apbct_prev_referer, apbct_site_landing_ts, apbct_timestamp, apbct_visible_fields, apbct_visible_fields_count, ct_checkjs, ct_cookies_test, ct_fkp_timestamp, ct_pointer_data, ct_ps_timestamp, ct_sfw_pass_key, ct_timestamp, ct_timezone).
If worried, they are in fact GDPR-compliant. https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by them and I refuse to do so, given that spam protection is important.
Social Website Cookies
None, I made the decision not to include any social media share or ‘like’ functionality. If you wish to share on social media, please use your browser to do. If I know my audience, you already use some browser extensions for social media sharing. Buffer, HootSuite, AddThis and AddtoAny are just a few examples. You can follow me using the provided social media icons but that’s it.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
WordPress plugin Jetpack–GDPR-compliant plugin to analyse site traffic and increase site performance via WordPress.com. No personally identifiable data is collected. https://jetpack.com/2018/05/25/jetpack-gdpr/
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 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 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 anti-spyware 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.