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Cookie policy

I’m off the biscuits for the year. That’s my policy.

This site no longer uses cookies

The website uses cookies for Google Analytics, Bing Analytics, and Hotjar heatmaps of site activity. They are just used to help with site performance statistics. I don’t harvest your data or sell it on or anything like that.

If you use my site, it is implied that you are okay with the cookies. If you have an issue with the cookies, you should be able to disable them in your browser.

A cookie is a piece of information that is downloaded to your device’s hard drive when you visit a site. It records how you use the site so that, when you revisit the site, the site can present options that are tailored for you. Cookies can also be used to analyse web traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings.

Cookies are either:

  • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer.

  • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

Some cookies are “strictly necessary”, which means they are essential to how the site works. Without them, the website won’t work properly. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

There are also “performance” cookies, which are for analytics, such as count visits and monitoring the popularity of pages.

And finally there are “functionality” cookies that allow the website to remember choices you make. These can be used to provide enhanced features. For instance, news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

Other Privacy Info

For information on data protection and all that GDPR-related stuff, please see the Privacy Policy page.