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On this site our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Offer you services, information and/or goods you might be interested in via advertising (e.g. with Google Adsense)
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Track how you use our website (e.g. with Google Analytics) so that we can get an idea of things like which countries most of our visitors are from, how often they visit and which pages are most popular
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
More about the function of our Cookies...
Our Own CookiesThis is a site built with WordPress software, which means we use our own cookies to make our website work, for example by:
- Loading pages and distributing content quickly
- Providing essential security measures
- Remembering your search settings
Third Party FunctionsOur site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video so that we can let you play stuff while you're here.
Our site includes cookies set by the following:
MailChimp - Requires third party cookies to let us to manage our mailing list so that you can sign up to (or opt out of) our newsletter
Twitter - Requires third party cookies to gives you the ability to follow us or tweet about us
Paypal - Used as a payment method in our shop and to display the fact that we accept PayPal before you reach checkout. Please note however, that this cookie is due to be retired (if it hasn't been already) as our shop is currently closed
Adobe - Lets you download free Adobe software so that you can make the most of our free printable resources. Requires use of third party tracking cookies e.g. .demdex.net, a cookie whose main purpose is targeted marketing
Printfriendly.com - Requires third party cookie use to let you easily print our free resources in return for showing you ads. It creates a button on our site to do this under certain printable images. It basically uses tracking cookies
Amazon - Allows you to visit a particular Amazon product page in your country to buy our books. We occasionally serve ads from Amazon too, using their affiliate scheme, which also requires cookies. (Amazon.com Privacy Notice)
Disabling cookies will likely break the functions offered above by these third parties.
Social Website CookiesSo you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
Twitter - This is so you can follow us and tweet about us
Facebook - This is so you can visit our Facebook page, and like and share things
Instagram - This is so you can visit us on Instagram
Pinterest - This is so you can save items on our site as pins
Google+ - This is so you can visit us on Google+ and share things
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. They all say they have been GDPR compliant since 25th May 2018.
- How many people have visited our website
- What type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies)
- Where they have come from (e.g. a search engine)
- Whether they have visited us before
- How long they spend on the site
- What page they look at etc.
For analytics purposes, we use:
Google Analytics - Their cookies to help analyse our traffic and improve our site. To give a practical example, they let us see which free printables are popular and decide what to create more of. If you are keen to opt out of Google Analytics, they have designed an opt-out browser add-on to help you do so.
In order to support our site, we use third party advertising cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as youronlinechoices.com/goodpractice.
Advertisers such as Google Adsense, who we use, do send informtion to their clients such as your IP address, the type of browser you have used to visit our site, and your ISP. This is mostly so that ads can be personalised for you to make the more relevant. For example, if you live in Australia, you may be shown ads for places you can visit in Australia; or if you have just visited a site selling shoes, ads on our site may be served which show you shoe-related items. Google's DoubleClick cookies may also be found on this site for this purpose. Our advertising-related cookies do NOT log your name, email address, postal address, phone number, credit card numbers or any other personally identifiable information. You read more about this in Google's Privacy Statement.
You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.
For advertising purposes, we use:Amazon - Occasionally we serve ads from Amazon using their affiliate marketing scheme
Turning Cookies Off
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. You can learn how to do this here or by taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
Do keep in mind that in spite of EU legislation, disabling cookies will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
Oh and don't forget... You can control Google
Worried about spyware?
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
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