Privacy

It is my policy to respect your privacy and to keep confidential the personal details of visitors to our web site and personal details relating to my customers.  My policy is to comply with the law and with best practises within the industry. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

I do track accesses to my web site though this is for general statistical use and does not monitor individuals personally.

Cookies

Cookies are sent by web sites that you visit and stored by web browser applications (Internet Explorer, Forefox, Chrome, etc.) to remember information relating to the web site, and your activity on that site.  The major uses of cookies are normal and necessary to keep track of your visit (or ‘session’) – for example to allow you to build a shopping baset or to log in to an online account.

Cookies are either ‘session cookies’ or ‘permanent cookies’ (also called ‘persistent’), though even permanent cookies can expire after a while.  Often a web site will just use cookies to store a ‘token’ to recognise a visitor rather than actually stoing potentially personal data in the cookie.  Some sites may store personal data in a cookie on the computer (or smart-phone etc.) you use – and so you may want to consider whether the computer you are using could be used by others.

Most web sites used ‘first party’ cookies to remember information for their own benefit, however there may be in addition some ‘thirdy party’ cookies stored for third party services used on the site.  Thirdy party services can include tracking web site statistics, and tracking online advertising.

Cookies Used

  • PHPSESSID -1st party – session – used by PHP to maintain state during a web site session (visit).  The cookie is a token and does not contain any personal data and if present is necessary for the operation of the site.
  • ID, IDPWD, COOKIE_ID – 1st party – session – used by LML (Limitless Mark-up Language) to maintain state during a web site session (visit).  The cookie is a token and does not contain any personal data and if present are necessary for the operation of the site.
  • wp-settings-*, wordpress_* – 1st party – session/persistent – this site uses the WordPress CMS, see  WordPress Cookies.
  •  _utm* – 3rd party – persistent – these cookies are for Google Analytics

With respect to legislation on the use of cookies and consent for them, the cookies usedby the web site are strictly necessary for the provision of our service (i.e. this web site) to you.

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