Cookie Policy

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how I use it, and why I sometimes need to store these cookies. I will also explain how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, although doing this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies...

How I use cookies

I use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is therefore recommended that you leave your browser cookies on if you are not sure whether you need them, in case they are required to provide a service that you use.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this, and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will also usually result in disabling some functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The cookies I set

Third party cookies

In some special cases I also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter throughout this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping me to understand how you use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit. This helps me to continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

More information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you. In general, if you're not sure whether you need cookies or not, it's best to leave cookies enabled. This is in case disabling them would interact with one of the features you use on my site. If you would like further information, please contact me here

This policy last updated 24/05/2013