Cookie Policy uses cookies. This policy explains what cookies are and how I use them. Options regarding controlling cookies are available at the bottom of the policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files, containing a short string of numbers and letters, that are placed automatically by a website into the cookie folder of your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device. The cookies that I could use can be split into the following categories:

  • Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for important features of a website to work. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
  • Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using the service more convenient and makes providing more personalised features possible.
  • Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of a website and services.
  • Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

How do I use cookies?

Cookies I use:

Necessary cookies

  • catAccCookies
    UK cookie consent plugin cookie used to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies
    Duration: 30 days
  • cookie_notice_accepted
    UK cookie consent plugin cookie used to record that you accepted cookies on the notification bar
    Duration: 30 days

Functionality cookies

  • wordpress_test_cookie
    A WordPress cookie which tests if your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.
    Duration: Session

Analytics cookies

  • _ga
    This is a tracking cookie used as part of Google Analytics.
    Duration: Session
  • _gat_gtag_[Property-ID]
    This cookie is also part of Google Analytics and is used to limit requests (throttle request rate).
    Duration: 1 minute
  • _gid
    This cookie is also part of Google Analytics.
    Duration: 1-3 day

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which I have no control. For instance, Google will set additional cookies if you are logged into your Google account. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Controlling cookies

You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. For further information about removing cookies, visit

Furthermore you can control some 3rd party cookies by using privacy enhancement platforms such as or For more information about cookies, visit

I use Google Analytics to measure traffic on my website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

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