Cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie distinguishes you from other users of the website, helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies do not give me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me, and you can choose to accept or decline cookies.

Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, they usually allow you to manage how cookies are set and used while you’re browsing, and to clear cookies and browsing data. Your browser may also have settings that let you manage cookies on a site-by-site basis.

Some browsers also offer private or incognito browsing, which deletes your incognito browsing history and clears related cookies on your device after you close your incognito windows.

Please bear in mind that setting your browser to block all cookies (including essential ones) may prevent you from accessing all or parts of a website.


Why do I use cookies?

Cookies help me understand how you interact with my website and how I can improve it to provide you with a better visitor experience.

Cookies distinguish you from other users of my website. By gathering and remembering information about your likes, dislikes and preferences (for instance, if you have selected certain display settings), they allow my website to respond to you as an individual.


Which cookies do I use?

I use the following cookies:

    • Strictly necessary cookies, required for the operation of my website.
    • Functionality cookies, used to recognise you when you return to my website. They enable the site to remember your preferences (such as your choice of language or display preferences).
    • Analytical/performance cookies, which allow me to recognise and count the number of visitors and understand how they move around the website while using it. They help me to improve the way my website works (for example, by ensuring users can easily find what they are looking for). Google Analytics cookies (in particular the ‘_ga’ cookie) collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying any individual visitors.
    • My website does not use targeting cookies.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after one year, unless you clear your cache

For more information

If you’d like to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, All About Cookies will tell you everything you could possibly want to know.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can visit Google’s opt-out page


Third-party cookies

Please note that third parties may also use cookies. These are likely to be analytical/performance or targeting cookies and I have no control over them.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, please remember that blocking all cookies (including essential ones) may prevent you from accessing all or parts of a website.

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