Like most websites, this website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on my website are mainly for understanding how the website performs and how you interact with it, keeping my services secure, providing you with a better and improved user experience and helping speed up your future interactions with my website.
Like many websites, this website uses a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect non-personally-identifying website usage data from all users who visit it. Google Analytics collects this data using cookies. The data collected includes the sort of information that web browsers and servers normally make available, for example, the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The information generated by these cookies is used by Google on my behalf with the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on the website activities for me and providing additional services connected with the use of the website and the internet. In this way, I can discover things such as the number of visitors to the different pages of the website in order to improve it and provide you with a better service. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting my website.
Users who do not wish their data to be collected by Google Analytics can install the following Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on:
For more information on installing and using this add-on please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser.
The types of cookies I use
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of my site. They allow me to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. This data helps me understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Marketing: These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that are shown to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies are also used to keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites in the browser.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on my website. These functionalities include viewing embedded content like videos or sharing content from the website to social media platforms.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences so that you have a better and more efficient experience on future visits to the website.
The following table details the cookies used on my website:
|_ga||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and to keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gat||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. It is used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to doubleclick.net.|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information about how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source where they have come from and the pages visited in an anonymous form.|
|_GRECAPTCHA||This cookie is set by Google. In addition to certain standard Google cookies, reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-analytics||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-functional||The cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-others||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||The cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. This cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Advertisement".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.|
|test_cookie||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is set by YouTube. It is used to track information about the embedded YouTube videos on the website.|
|YSC||This cookie is set by YouTube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.|
Controlling cookie preferences
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.