Cookies

This site and some of the tools and services it links to use a number of cookies.  These cookies are listed below with more details about why I use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage

I use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use the site. I do this to make sure it’s meeting people’s needs and to understand how I could meet those needs better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. I do not collect or store your personal details such as your name or address. I cannot identify who you are.

I do not allow Google to use or share any information I collect with other third parties.

Name of cookieTypical contentExpires
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__utmcrandomly generated numberwhen you close your browser
__utmxrandomly generated number18 months
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__utmzrandomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)6 months

‘Third-party’ cookies

Third-party cookies are cookies created by a website other than the one you are currently visiting.  This site currently embeds services from third party websites to provide extra functionality.

Google Maps

This site uses Google Maps to provide visual geo-location information on various organisations and services.

For more information please visit Google’s Privacy Policy(external link).

YouTube

This site embeds videos from my official YouTube channel. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos.

For more information please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page(external link).

Facebook

This site uses the Facebook ‘Like’ plugin on various pages to share content with other Facebook users.

For more information please visit Facebook’s page on Cookies, Pixels & Similar Technologies(external link).

Twitter

This site uses the Twitter ‘Tweet’ plugin on various pages to share content with other Twitter users.

For more information please visit Twitter’s Privacy Policy(external link).