What are cookies?
Well they are little computer files that send information from your computer to other computers, website, etc.
Right now that’s cleared up let me tell you about the cookies my blog collects.
Google Analytics.This is a program that sends information to me about:
- how long you were on my blog for,
- What you looked at,
- What links you clicked etc.
It’s useful for me as it let’s me know if you like my posts, how many people read it. What topics you’re interested in etc. In fact, it even tells me things like what browser, operating system you’re using. This isn’t really that useful for me [though geekishly I do find it interesting] but for some website designers it is very useful to help them make their websites better for their visitors.
If you want don’t want ANY website to collect your analytic stats then you can install plug-ins to your browsers to stop that. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Youtube [and other video embedding services]
Did you know that playing an embedded video online usually sends a cookie back to the company who provide it? Well it’s true. This is what puts the stats up on youtube for number of times watched. This information can’t be traced back to you and it only details times watched.
Sharing side bar.
If you use a third party sharing tool (aka not one on my blog but that you have on your computer/browser etc) then you need to check out their own privacy features for the cookies they send.
There are some adverts provided by Google on the site, they are based on your browsing history and change to be suitable for you. For example if you look at a lot of sites to do with babies, they will show adverts of baby material.
You can disable these ads by downloading a program for your browser to stop these ads but I would like it if you made an exception for my site. These ads are how I am trying to pay for part of the website.
Notification of changes
If anything changes we’ll let you know as soon as possible by changing this page.
Other legal documents
For further details about our Privacy and comment policies click the links bellow. If you have any questions then please contact us.
- Comment policy