Privacy & Cookies

Online privacy is an important issue for us all, and something I have to consider with the running of this website – so let me explain how your privacy is treated when using this site.

Information You Supply

There are a few reasons why you might choose to give me personal information, such as your name or email address, these include:

  • You use the contact or logo request form on my site.
  • You subscribe to the RSS feed for my blog.

In each case your details are stored securely although not always on the server my website is hosted on. For example, Feedburner subscriptions are held by Google – for information on their privacy policies, please visit their website.

In terms of how I will use your information, it will only be used for the purpose for which it was supplied – I will not sell your information to third parties.

If at any point you wish your details to be removed from any of these systems, email me at


Cookies are only used on this website to track user activity and to enable various types of functionality. Most browsers allow you to control how cookies are dealt with, however, choosing to block them may negatively effect your experience on this site.

Below is a list of the cookies used on this site, which I'll endeavour to keep updated. However, as the site relies on many third party services, the list may therefore become out of date if those services alter the cookies they use.

Name Purpose
w3tc_referrer WordPress W3 Total Cache plugin cookie. Stores a session.
ID needed to aid the website performance. Expires at the end of the session.
PHPSESSID Used by WordPress to identify a specific user session.
Expires at the end of the session.
__jid This cookie helps your browser to keep your session intact, in other words it allows you to continue using site features that remember your choices. Expires at the end of the session.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site.
pid, k, guest_id, _twitter_sess, original_referer, external_referer, js Twitter cookies which allow content from Twitter to be shown on website pages and pages to be shared on Twitter.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of the cookies used on this website, please feel free to email me and I'll do my best to help.