A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website, when visited by a user, asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you (such as your language preference or login information). Those cookies are set by me and called first party cookies. I also use third party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting (including for my advertising and marketing activities).
Cookies can be categorised as follow:
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in my systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
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These cookies allow me to count visits and traffic sources so I can measure and improve the performance of my site. They help me to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies I will not know when you have visited my site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
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|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use my website. I use the information to compile reports and to help me improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.|
I use a number of suppliers who also set cookies on my websites in order to deliver the services that they are providing to me. These cookies enable me to understand how visitors use the website (e.g. whether they are browsing via a mobile device, what pages they look at) and I use this information to improve the effectiveness of the website. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt out, please see their individual privacy policies listed above.
Cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here and will not affect the performance of your computer.
If you go on to a page on my website that contains embedded content, for example YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites.
My website also contains embedded "share" buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through numerous social networks, e.g. Facebook and Twitter. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.