Privacy and Cookies
Your email address
There are a few reasons why you might choose to give me your email address.
- You may purchase something from the site.
- You subscribe to my newsletter.
- You register for the forum.
- You post a comment on the blog.
In each case your email address is stored securely. Newsletter subscriptions are held on Mailchimp, forum registrations with SimpleMachines and comments are handled by MODx. For information on their privacy policies please visit their respective websites.
That said I can promise you that we will never share your email address with anybody outside these suppliers.
If at any point you wish your email address removed from any of these systems just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this.
They improve things by:
- remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
- remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
- measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.
Please note that all of our Cookies exist to enable functionality on the website and not for advertising purposes. If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser, but this may negatively effect your experience on the site.
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this website:
First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
Please note that the forum software that we use - Simple Machines - also places a cookie in your browser to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer. Please also note that when you post on the forum your IP address is recorded, but this would only be used if we needed to contact your ISP should you postsomething in contravention of forum rules and terms and conditions (this is all explained when you register on the forum).
First party cookies
|PHPSESSID||To remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made when looking at information or using a service||Randomly generated number||When user exits browser|
Third party cookies
|__utma||Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, e.g. website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast (More Info)||Randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmb||Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, e.g. website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast (More Info)||Randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|__utmc||Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage, e.g. website statistics. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast (More Info)||Randomly generated number||when user exits browser|
|__utmz||Randomly generated number||2 years|