The Cookies I Set
My site offers an opt-in newsletter and email subscription services; cookies remember whether you’ve already registered. When you send data in a contact or comment form, cookies remember your user details for future correspondence.
In some cases, I also use trusted third-party cookies:
- Google Analytics helps me understand how you use the site, and how I can improve it. These cookies track things like how long you spend on the site and which pages you visit so I can produce more of the content you’re looking for. Here’s their official Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites page.
- If you use the social media buttons on my site, the social media sites (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest) set cookies which are used to enhance your profile on their site or save to the data they hold as outlined in their respective privacy policies.
To change the way cookies are dealt with, you must change your browser settings. You can stop, approve/deny, or receive notification as they come in. Your browser’s Help page will explain how.
Sadly. there aren’t industry standards for disabling cookies This means that disabling cookies generally disables the functionality and features they add to a site.
So, I recommend you leave them on if you aren’t sure whether you need them or not – just in case they provide a service you use.
If you have any other questions, send me an email at [email protected]