Privacy And The Use Of Cookies

ePrivacy and the use of Cookies

M35 Web Design respects the privacy rights of all visitors to this site. By using this website, you signify that you consent to our online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this, please do not provide any information that will identify you personally to us, or do not use this website.


Collection of information by M35 Web Design

M35  Web Design does not require that visitors reveal any personally identifying information in order to access this website. Although information may occasionally be required, we ask you to provide this on a purely voluntary basis only. Such information will not be divulged to third parties unless you choose.

M35  Web Design cannot be held responsible for any content appearing on sites linked to or from M35 Web Design, or for any personal information gathered at such sites.


Cookie Legislation UK

Use of ‘cookies’ by M35 Web Design

All web servers track basic information about visitors to their site, and the majority of websites and web applications need ‘cookies’ to function. A cookie is a little text file composed of alphanumeric characters, created when your browser accesses a website that uses cookies. The resulting data is stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Cookie information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. The information gleaned cannot personally identify specific visitors to a site, and uses tracking for routine administration and maintenance purposes.

Cookies help your browser to navigate a website; also enable you to use all a site’s features like logins, preferences, online shopping, language settings and themes, amongst other common features. Cookies are solely used to help your browser process a website, and don’t collect information from your computer, or snoop on your files.

Where necessary, M35 Web Design uses cookies to store information about visitor preferences and history in order to better serve them and/or present the visitor with customised content.

Any advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to M35 Web Design in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the 3rd parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies. M35 Web Design does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check such third party websites for more information about these.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our site.

 

Cookies set by M35 Web Design or third party websites

Provider Name Purpose Essential to operation of site?
Google Analytics _utmz _utma These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors to the site have come from and the pages they visited. More information To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout No
Add This _csoot _csuid Unique identifiers given to a computer to determine usage statistics for visitors sharing pages via the “Share” function on  M35 Web Design . No
WordPress wp-settings-1 wp-settings-time-1 These cookies are required to make our blog work, but hold no personally identifiable information. Yes
DC Storm stc1668 Performance cookie from a technology partner More information No

 

YouTube cookies

There may be YouTube videos embedded in our website using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

For more information please visit Google’s information page.


Controlling your ePrivacy

If you have concerns about privacy you can disable cookies by changing your web browser settings. However, disabling cookies for all websites is not recommended because it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis, and you should consult your browser’s ‘Help’ section for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.


Google Advertising & Google Analytics

Advertisements served by Google Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display advertisements based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services.

M35 Web Design uses Google Analytics for visitor statistical purposes, which requires cookies to function properly. Google Analytics is probably the most popular free website analytics package, and is used in around 57% of the 10,000 most popular websites, including the New York Times, Washington Post and Twitter.

As above, the data Google Analytics collects about you is anonymous and cannot identify you, or snoop on personal information or files. Any tracking done by Google through cookies etc. is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

For more information please visit Google’s information page.

Please note that if you set your browser to reject all cookies from M35 Web Design, you may not be able to use some areas of this website.

You can find out more information about cookies, in general, at www.allaboutcookies.org.


Linking to another site from the M35 Web Design website

Our website may contain links to 3rd party websites. M35 Web Design is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave our website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.


M35 Web Design reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. This page was last updated on 22nd February 2017.

 

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