Privacy & Cookie policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the website collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a ‘User’) of the website (‘Site’).

We’re big supporters of people’s privacy, and as such we currently do not store any personal, identifiable information. Our policy may change in the future as we expand (for example, if we start a newsletter, or change advertising providers), so please check back regularly.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use ‘cookies’ to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

More information on cookies and how to managed them can be found via this link: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how visitor use our Site. We do this to help make sure the Site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to make out Site more engaging.

Google Analytics stores information about:

The pages you visit on on our Site
The length of time spent on each page of the Site
How you made your way to the Site
What you click on while you’re visiting our Site

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name, address or IP) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We collect data in order to:

Improve the Site by monitoring how our visitors use it

For information on how to opt out of Google Analytics, please use the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptou

Advertising Cookies

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a User’s previous visits to your website or other websites.

Google’s (AdSense) use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to Users based on their visit to out our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings and changing their settings. (Alternatively, Users can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

Our site does not store any personally recognisable data about our users, and personalised advertisements are provided by third party using cookies which exist on your local machine.

As cookies are stored on your device, we recommend you make sure you are informed about them so that you can make the best choices for your needs. More information on cookies and how to managed them can be found via this link: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies

Placed cookies

WordPress
Purpose: WordPress log in cookie
Retention period: 30 days
Description: Cookie to keep you logged in
Used names
_wordpress_
Algolia
Purpose: This cookie is used to be able to use the Algolia search function on our website.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie is used to be able to use the Algolia search function on our website.
Used names
algoliasearch-client-js
WP_API Schema
Purpose: This cookie makes it possible to provide Schema JSON-LD / SEO markup for articles, events, local business, products, recipes, reviews and many more.
Retention period: 365 days
Description: This cookie makes it possible to provide Schema JSON-LD / SEO markup for articles, events, local business, products, recipes, reviews and many more.
Used names
wp-api-schema-model, wp-api-schema-model_xxxxxx
Google Analytics
Purpose: Performance
Retention period: From session up to  two years
Description: We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies that allows us to analyze the use of our website and to compile reports on website activity and internet usage.
Used names
_ga, _gid, _gat, _gaexp, _utm, __utmc, UTMD_, __utmv, __utmz, _gat_gtag_UA_ID, gadwp_wg_default_view, gadwp_wg_default_swmetric, gadwp_wg_default_metric, gadwp_wg_default_dimension, gadwp_ir_default_dimension, gadwp_ir_default_swmetric, gadwp_ir_default_metric
Complianz
Purpose: Remember the cookie warning choice
Retention period: 365 days
Description: Complianz stores the user preferences for the cookie warning banner
Used names
cmplz_all, cmplz_event_xxx, cmplz_stats, cmplz_id, complianz_config, complianz_consent_status, complianz_policy_id

Affiliate links disclaimer

Some of the articles on this Site may use affiliate marketing links to direct you to products or third party websites.. Affiliate links may be a term that you have heard before, but this section will give a bit more clarity as to what that means.

When clicking an affiliate link, you are taken to third party (for this site, these will be trusted and recognised sellers of the products we recommend) via a customised link which allows them to recognise where you have come from, which allows us to earn commission on purchases you make.

Given that we do use affiliate links, you should assume that any links on this Site which direct you to a third party are affiliate links, which we will earn commission from if you follow them and then make a purchase.

Our site aims to provide users with useful, helpful information. Affiliate links are one of the ways that we can provide this service without charging our users and are widely used by many sites on the internet.

Our primary focus is to provide information and recommend product which we believe in. We do not allow the availability of affiliate links to affect the content of our posts and articles. If we like a product, we will tell you about it, whether we can use an affiliate link or not.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Site has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about what information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Last Updated: 04/11/18