Cookies Policy

This information is current as of 25 March 2021.

COOKIES IN USE ON THIS WEBSITE

Cookies And How They Benefit You

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

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the website
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting Us Permission To Use Cookies

If the settings on your software you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this and your website’s continued use to mean that you are okay with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below; however, doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

MORE ABOUT OUR COOKIES

Website Function Cookies:

Our Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work, including:

  • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies from being set other than not to use our site.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter; we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.

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.

Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows, which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the website, what page they look at etc. This helps us to improve our website continuously. These so-called “analytics” programs also tell us if people reached this website (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use Google Analytics.

Affiliate Cookies

We work with several affiliate partners, which are listed on the Links Page.  If we link to their website, we used a link that the advertisers track. If someone clicks through our website to the affiliate website and purchases products, we receive a small commission. Cookies are required to allow us to receive the commission. We work with specialist companies (known as affiliate networks).  Neither us, the networks, or the partner advertising can identify you personally. We ask you to support us by allowing these cookies, which ultimately helps us earn a small amount of money to fund the blog. Our affiliate cookies are provided by:

Amazon UK
Awin
Impact
Partnerize
Rakuten Marketing
Secomapp
ShareASale
Webgains

Tracking Links/Cookies

When we include a Sponsored Post/Advert, the client may ask to include a tracking link to ascertain how many clicks are from our website to their website. Sometimes the link may be a referral link, and we may make a commission. These may include cookies.

TURNING COOKIES OFF

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). However, doing so will likely limit the functionality of our’s, and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so-called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser, you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about Managing Cookies with Antispyware Software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from Attacat Internet Marketing Attacat, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your website, you can use their Free Cookie Audit Tool.

You can find more information about cookies at All About Cookies and Your Online Choices.