UPDATED: January 1, 2021
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to track particular aspects of your activity online to help me learn certain things about my website. This page describes what information they gather, how I use it and why I sometimes need to store these cookies. I will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ particular elements of the site’s functionality.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this) or by manually selecting which cookies you prefer on the pop-up that appears when you first visit the site. You can also opt out of tracking by many companies using cookies via the Network Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out.
MY COOKIES – EMAIL EDUCATION-RELATED COOKIES
This site offers email subscription services providing you information and education on aspects of growing a business online and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show particular notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
FORMS RELATED COOKIES
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
ORDERS-PROCESSING RELATED COOKIES
ACCOUNT AND LOGIN RELATED COOKIES
With particular products or services I offer, I may provide you with an account and login details. If so, the third party platform I use will often employ cookies to make login easy, and so I can identify you as a paying customer.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping me to understand how you use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so I can continue to produce engaging content. I also use third party analytics to track and measure usage of this site so that I can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps me understand how I can improve the site for you.
As I sell products, it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to my site make a purchase and this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that I can accurately make business predictions that allow me to monitor my advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
I also use social media buttons and plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube, will set cookies through my site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.