Cookies policy

 

Cookies and  Analytics

 

My website is hosted by Squarespace which uses "cookies" to collect a range of generic website usage information and provide me with insights into my page content and design relevance.

Squarespace uses some necessary cookies because they allow visitors to navigate and use key features on my site, ranging from URL ( page and content) redirects, displaying content as well as purchase and shopping cart functions.


 

When you first arrive on my website there is a notice to confirm the site uses cookies.

1.  By clicking "Continue" you confirm you are accepting and acknowledging the use of cookies on the site.

 

Squarespace places cookies on visitors’ browsers.

2.  Squarespace cookie use can be restricted by ignoring the Cookie banner you do not give consent and can still browse my website pages. However,  you may not be able to use some portions of the site or encounter specific functional restrictions where cookies are an integral component.


I have disabled the Squarespace Analytics activity Log for my site.


By default, Squarespace obtains site visitor information via Squarespace Analytics past seven day activity Log.

  • The Activity Log helps review traffic in granular detail.

The types of information collected here include things like your IP address, general location, the day you visited, pages visited, and browser type. Generally, third-party partners only give me this information in the aggregate (e.g. it's not identifiable to you) but sometimes this information can be directly tied to you (e.g. if you signed up through a link I may have via social media).

  • Most of this generic information is analyzed and combined to provide statistical insights into the website, page content relevance and traffic flow to improve the website user experience and relevance of content.

  • Once you leave my website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by my sites Privacy, Cookie, Terms of Service policies.

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a European privacy law effective starting May 25, 2018. Squarespace has updated it's Cookie, Privacy policies and options for compliance. Here's the link to Squarespace's  cookie policy https://www.squarespace.com/cookie-policy/

Third Parties. Third Party Services may use cookies for sign in and use of their services linking from Squarespace.. Any such third party cookie usage is governed by the policy of the third party placing the cookie. On my site currently 3rd party's would be for my newsletter sign up via Mailchimp and my payment gateway when you purchase a print, through Stripe.


There are some overall blanket opt out options via your browser should you feel the need for a more wide ranging approach.

Depending on your browser, you can usually restrict all or some cookies via your browser settings and have your browser clear cookies at the end of each web session, which is a practice I highly recommend.

A browser’s privacy and tracking settings could prevent the Activity Log from capturing every detail about a visitor.

  Website visitors have the the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics via the  Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Terms and Conditions policy & Privacy notice for my site.