COOKIE POLICY

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how this site uses them, the types of cookies used (i.e, the information collected using cookies and how that information is used), and how to control your cookie preferences. For further information on how I use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see my Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on my website.

Your consent applies to the following domains: leannegater.co.uk

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help to make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide a better user experience, help me to understand how the website performs, and help analyse what works and where it needs improvement. This video by Tom Scott gives a great explanation about what cookies are and how they’re used.

How do I use cookies?

Like many online services, my 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, how you interact with the website, keeping my services secure, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with this website.

What types of cookies do I use?

Essential: Some cookies are absolutely essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of this site. They allow me to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Non-essential: There are several cookies which aren’t essential for the website to function properly, but that provide me with useful insight into the experience of using the website. These can be further split into the following categories:

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 help me keep track of the efficiency of any advertising campaigns I may be running. The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on my website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing website content onto social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help me store your settings and browsing preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in my website.

CookieDescription
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsThis 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-checkbox-functionalThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-othersThis 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-performanceThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".
viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

How can You control your cookie preferences?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you manage your consent via the link at the beginning of this Cookie Policy. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change these settings in your browser in order to block or delete cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, check out All About Cookies.