Online privacy is become a concern for more and more of us as we become more aware of both the benefits and dangers of the Internet. Therefore, this is meant to be an easy, jargon-free guide to your privacy and how I use technology like cookies to interact with your web browser.
Your email address
You might give me your email address for a few reasons:
- you leave a comment on the website
- you sign up for the newsletter
- you purchase something online
- you email me directly
In each case your email is stored in a safe place. Email addresses from comments, purchases and direct emails are stored by me and my Google Mail account. If you choose to sign up to my newsletter, it is stored with a company called MailChimp. I will never share your email address outside these companies – and if you want to know more about how they use your data, please consult their privacy pages.
The following is a list of all the cookies used on the site for your information and peace of mind. Please note that this list may change as time goes on and is not the last word when it comes to cookies.
All cookies starting with _utm
These are Google Analytics cookies. I use Google Analytics to track how people interact with the website, which pages they visit, which pages they don’t visit and how they move around the website. The aim is to make the website better, easier to use and help you get as quickly as possible to the content that is relevant to you.
These are cookies handed out by the backend software of the website to manage things like time.
This cookie allows the up-coming translation software to work by detecting and remembering which language you want to use.
pid, k, guest_id, _twitter_sess, original_referer, external_referer, js
These are cookies from Twitter allowing pages on this website to be easily shared and read on Twitter. Please note that it is possible that Twitter tracks your usage data across multiple websites. If this concerns you, there are many browser plugins that can disable this behaviour.
datr, lu, s, locale, c_user, xs
These are cookies from Facebook allowing pages on this website to be easily shared and read on Facebook. Please note that it is possible that Facebook tracks your usage data across multiple websites. If this concerns you, there are many browser plugins that can disable this behaviour.
If you have any other questions about cookies or about how I use your data, please feel free to get in touch.