Cookies Policy

Cookies and how they benefit you

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

This site's cookies help to:

  • Make this 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 the website for you

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

You can learn more about all the cookies I use below

Cookies on this site

Cookie Name Cookie Category Description Duration
wordpress_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
wordpress_logged_in_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_cookie 2 WordPress test cookie session
wp-settings- 1 Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time- 2 Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID 1 To identify your unique session on the website session
SESS 1 To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered. session
broken-link-css-wrap 1 Cookie used by broken-link-checker 1 year
module-extra-settings-custom_field 1 Stores the state of a Broken Link Checker field. 1 year
removed-link-css-wrap 1 Cookie used by broken-link-checker 365 days
civicAllowCookies 1 Cookie Control user interface to remember your preference 90 days
civicShowCookieIcon 1 Cookie Control user interface to remember your preference 90 days
__utma 2 This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. permanent
__utmb 2 __utmb is a Google Analytics cookie. It takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site. session
__utmc 2 __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. 30 mins
__utmz 2 Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. 6 months
wptouch_switch_toggle 1 Contains the current setting of the view of the website: 'mobile' or 'normal' 1 year

Essential Cookies

I use cookies in certain sections of my website so that it works correctly including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to my site

If you are not happy with these cookies being set, please do not use the blog section of my website.

Third party functions

My site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily 'Like' or share my content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, I have included sharing buttons on my website.

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.

Anonymous 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 (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when my site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps me to continuously improve my website.