Last updated July 28, 2020
The types of cookies I use.
For how long they work and for what purposes they are used.
How to change your cookie settings and opt-out.
Who am I and how can you contact me.
When I refer to “you” I mean you as a user or visitor of my website.
I use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for my Websites to operate, and I refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable me to track and target the interests of my users to enhance the experience on my Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through my Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through my Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
What do you need to know about cookies?
There are different types of cookies and they are used for different purposes.
Below you can read about what a cookie is, the difference between first and third party cookies and session cookies vs. persistent cookies and what types of cookies I use on my website and why.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit it. A cookie typically contains information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g. logging in), to track site usage (e.g. analytics), to store your user settings (e.g. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (e.g. advertising, language).
Session cookies vs. persistent cookies
Session cookies only last as long as your online session. This means that they will disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser. They are therefore also sometimes referred to as temporary cookies. Typically session cookies are used to remember what a user put in their basket when they are browsing a website.
Persistent cookies are different. These cookies are sometimes called permanent cookies. They will stay on your computer or device after you close your browser. These types of cookies will expire according to the time specified in the cookie. You can see the specific duration of each persistent cookie below.
What’s the difference between first and third party cookies?
First party cookies are cookies that are set by the website that you are visiting and it's only this website that can access and read these cookies.
Third party cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. As an example, some pages have content from other sites like YouTube. YouTube may set their own cookies on your browser when you play the video from YouTube. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
Below you can see what cookies on my website are first party cookies and third party cookies.
Types of cookies and how I use them
Necessary cookies are required for the basic functionality of my website to work.
Necessary cookies can also be used for payment processing.
It's not possible to reject or accept the necessary cookies as they are core for the functionality of my website.
Here are the necessary cookies I use, what I use them for, the specific cookies providers and each cookie’s duration:
Social networking cookies:
These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on my Websites through third party social networking and other websites.
How you can change your cookie settings, incl. opting out
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content on the site.
The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Where can I get further information?
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping me to understand how you use the site and ways that I can improve your experience.
These cookies may track things such as how you use my website during your visit. It helps me understand visitor usage patterns, identify, and diagnose problems or errors you may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving the website experience.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Here are the analytical cookies I use, what I use them for, the specific cookie providers and each cookie’s duration: