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Cookie Policy

I believe in being clear and open about how I collect and use data related to you. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when I use cookies.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They, and similar technologies enable you to be remembered when using that computer or device to interact with websites and online services and can be used to manage a range of features and content as well as storing searches and presenting personalised content.

Why do I use cookies?

Yes. As described in my Privacy Policy, My Site uses cookies and similar technologies to distinguish you from other users of My Site. This helps me to provide you with a good experience when you browse My Site and also allows me to improve My Site.

They are necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or because using them is in my legitimate interests (where I have considered that these are not overridden by your rights), and, in some cases, where required by law, where you have consented to their use. If you have consented to use using cookies then you can withdraw this consent at any time by disabling them as described below.

Cookies also help me keep your account safe. By continuing to visit or use my services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes I describe in this policy.

How long do they last?

A number of cookies and similar technologies I use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Others are used to remember you when you return to My Site and will last for longer.

What type of cookies do I use?

I use cookies and/or other similar technologies such as tracking GIFs, either alone or in combination with each other to create a unique device ID.

I use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of my website and under my terms with you. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of my website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow me to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around my website when they are using it. This helps me for my legitimate interests of improving the way my website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to my website. This enables me, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalise my content, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Disabling cookies

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and similar technologies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that and your help screen or manual will tell you how to do this.

The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable but, in general, the website may not operate properly if all cookies are switched off.  If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on My Site.

If you want to disable cookies on my site, you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.orgwww.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

Other helpful resources

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.