To make this site work properly, this website sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.
By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
- session cookie which is erased when you close your browser or
- persistent cookie which remains on your computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.
My site uses different types of cookies to improve your experience and to provide services. I use them to:
- Essential cookies to enable services you specifically asked for.
- Functionality cookies to recognise when you return to this website so that so you don’t have to log in again. And again. And again. So that it can remember your preferences so that you don’t have to set them every time.
- Analytics and performance cookies to count visitors and how my Site is being used and make it a better service for you. These help me understand my audience on an aggregate basis. For example number of visitors to a Site, where visitors are visiting from, how many pages they look at and how long they stay on a page or visit.
- To find out if my emails have been read and if you find them useful.
Third Party Cookies
How to control cookies
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can manage your preferences by going to https://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/.
You can easily accept or reject the cookies on this site by choosing the Accept or Refuse buttons at the bottom of the page upon initial page load. These cookies are currently set to expire monthly. So if you didn’t see it upon page load it will reset in a month. (I am considering reducing this to a week or fortnight.)