Cookie Policy

Last updated 9 July 2020

This Policy

This Cookie Policy is part of the Privacy Policy of this website.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier that a web server sends to a web browser. The identifier is a string of letters and numbers. The browser stores the cookie. The browser sends the identifier back to the server each time the browser requests a page.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. The web browser stores persistent cookies. They remains valid until their set expiry date. That is unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. When you close your web browser all session cookies expire.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user. We may link cookie information to personal information that we store about you.

Cookies that I use

I use cookies for the following purposes:

  1. Authentication – to identify you when you visit my website. Also as you navigate my website.
  2. Status – to help me to determine if you are logged into my website.
  3. Personalisation – to store information about your preferences. Also to personalise the website for you.
  4. Security – as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts. This includes preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website.
  5. Analysis – to help me to analyse the use and performance of my website.
  6. Cookie consent – to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies.

Cookies used by my service providers

My service providers use cookies. They may store cookies on your computer when you visit our website.

I use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. Google uses cookie information to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

I provide links to my profile on Pinterest. Also links to share pages. Pinterest collects information on user behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used to increase the relevance of adverts on those websites. Pinterest’s privacy policy is available at:

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can get up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies at

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on my website.


I used a template from SEQ Legal to create the first version of this policy.