Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse the Internet. My website uses cookies (as almost all websites do) to help provide you with the best possible experience.

Cookies help me:

  • Make my website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve my website for you
  • Make my marketing more efficient

I do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Granting Me Permission To Use Cookies

By adjusting your web browser (the software that you are using to view this website) to accept cookies, I take this (along with your continued use of my website) as confirmation that you are happy for me to use cookies in the way that I do. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from my site, you can learn how to do this below; in doing so however it is likely that my website will not work as you would expect.

More About The Cookies I Use

My Own Cookies

I use cookies to make my website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to my site
  • Remembering if I have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use my app or take my survey)

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use my site.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily like or share our content with the likes of Facebook and Twitter, I have included sharing buttons on my site.

Cookies are set by:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • SoundCloud

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

I use cookies to compile visitor statistics, such as how many people have visited my website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site and what pages they look at etc. This helps me to continuously improve my website. These so called ‘analyticsĀ¯ programs’ also tell me how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping me to put more money into developing my services for you instead of marketing spend.

I use:

  • Google Analytics

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser’s settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of my website (along with a large proportion of the rest of the Internet), as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser, you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.