What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer that web sites use for a variety of purposes such as identifying your browser in order to serve your custom content or for analytic services, remembering your preferences from a previous visit (for example to remain logged in, or not to have a message shown to you if you have already seen it,) or store information such as items in your shopping cart. Cookies are an important part of the modern web and not accepting any will hinder your experience and enjoyment of it.
However, in a broader sense, it is important to understand the extent to which some cookies allow your actions to be tracked, and just how much potentially sensitive information about you they can store and subsequently transmit to 3rd parties.
If you’ve ever been shopping, abandoned your purchase and gone back to your social network of choice and then found an advert for the item that your nearly bought then the odds are that cookies, or other tracking technology, was responsible.
Cookies are not intrinsically bad (in fact in many cases they are essential), but it is important to understand what information is being stored and collected about you.
What information do your gather?
Your privacy is important. All information gathered by this site (so cookies originating from the domain danhallguitartuition.co.uk) is anonymous and cannot be traced back to you personally. It is stored securely on a server hosted by the analytics provider and will never be shared with a 3rd party unless legally obliged to do so.
This site gathers information such as: your rough location, what browser you are using, the size of your devices screen, the keywords you used to find the site, how long you spent on the site, what pages you looked at, and whether you filled a form in.
How can I opt out?
If you are not happy with this then you can stop cookies from being downloaded by using the appropriate settings on your browser. If you are unsure how to do this search for ‘stop cookies [your browser]’ which should give you the information that you need.
If you are concerned about your privacy online many browsers now offer a Do Not Track mode (although not all sites will honour this request.) In addition, there are many privacy orientated browsers with features that can help to keep your Internet use private. A quick search for ‘privacy orientated browsers’ should put you on the right track.