What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all websites built this side of Y2K this site uses cookies, which are tiny little crumbs of files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how I use them and why I sometimes need to store these cookies (on your computer, not in a large jar). I will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

How I use cookies

I use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Mostly I use them for eating, but I guess that’s not relevant here. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies (why would you want to cut cookies from your life?) without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies. I think that’s made that clear.

The cookies I set

  • Google Analytics
    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. Otherwise I’ll just keep writing about my dog.
  • Other
    When visiting this site for the first time you may have been met with a banner suggesting you check out some recent work or sign up to a mailing list. When you clicked to see the new work, signed up for the newsletter or closed either of these banners you set a cookie so that I don’t pester you in the future to do any of these things.

More information?

Hopefully that has clarified things for you without leaving you salivating. If you’re super confused it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it effects one of the features you use on this site.

If you are still looking for more information then you should contact me.