Cookie Policy

My website – www.heatherhughes.co.uk – may use cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

My cookies help me:

  • Make my website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks, such as Facebook
  • Continuously improve my website for you
  • Make my marketing more efficient

I do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Granting me permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies I take this, and your continued use of my website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from my site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so may mean that my site may not work as you would expect.

More about the Cookies I use on my website

Website Function Cookies

I may use cookies to make my website work including allowing you to add comments to my site.

WordPress, the software that runs this website, may also use cookies when you comment on a blog post to identify you on return visits. I do not use this information for any other reason.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Analytical/performance cookies

They allow me to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around my website when they are using it. This helps me to improve the way my website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

I use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use www.heatherhughes.co.uk.  I do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help me make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on www.heatherhughes.co.uk
  • how long you spend on each www.heatherhughes.co.uk page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

I do not collect or store your personal information so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

I do not allow Google to use or share my analytics data, but Google Analytics set their own cookies.

Targeting cookies.

These cookies record your visit to my website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make my website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.

This website uses a widget which facilitates the sharing of pages/ links from this website across various social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies track your use of social media buttons on  www.heatherhughes.co.uk

Doubleclick.net cookie collects data to measure any viewed or clicked adverts (if any published) and is tracked by Google Analytics.

Vimeo and YouTube

I use external video services to host videos on this website. Whilst I have done what we can to limit data collection, this type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where videos are embedded, even when you do not watch it.

I embed videos from either our official YouTube channel or Vimeo channel using YouTube or Vimeo’s privacy-enhanced mode and this cookie recognises playbacks. It does not store personally-identifiable cookie information.

This cookie is used to deliver YouTube inline adverts or related Vimeo videos more relevant to you and your interests.

YouTube is a video service provided by Google that allows this website to embed video content. You can read YouTube’s Privacy Policy here.

Vimeo is a video service provided by Vimeo, LLC that allows this website to incorporate video content on its pages.

Vimeo sets a number of cookies on any page that embeds a Vimeo video. While we have no control over these cookies, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Vimeo viewers, to hold information about current viewing video settings as well as a personal identification token, if you are logged into Vimeo.

If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data by Vimeo about you and your behaviour on my website, you must log out of Vimeo before you visit our site. Vimeo’s Privacy Policy provides more detailed information concerning this, in particular regarding the collection and use of data by Vimeo.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however 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

All cookies will expire after 8 months

For further information on cookies generally visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.