Privacy Statement:  How I use Cookies

I use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. I may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on my behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. It may affect your experience of this site, making it less efficient and it may not function properly.

The following is strictly necessary in the operation of my website

I, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together. I use them to compile data regarding user interactions only.

This website will:

  • Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure.  You can use a social media login to comment on posts.

The following are not strictly necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell me which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

Functional Cookies

This website will:

  • Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics

Opting out

You can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Targeting Cookies

This website will:

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook
  • Allow you to share pages via Add This

‘Add this’ Cookies

To view the ‘Add This’ Privacy Policy or to opt out of any online behavioural advertising, please visit Add This and click on the ‘Opt Out’ button.

This website will not

  • Share any personal information with third parties.

Email Newsletter

If you wish, you can subscribe to my email newsletter, which generates an email to you when a new post is published.  You can unsubscribe at any time, and I will never share your details with anyone else.

Affiliate Links

Some of the links to products I recommend are affiliate links.  This means if you buy a product via my link you can receive a discount, and I will receive a benefit too.

External Links

This website contains external links to third party sites.  My Privacy and Cookie Notice only applies to this website [] and so if you go to another website, make sure you read their privacy notices before sharing any information with them.


Updated 25 May 2018