This page describes what information cookies gather, how I use it and why I sometimes need to store these cookies. I also describe how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.
2.0 What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. Cookies allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved. This is common practice with almost all professional websites. Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely. Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.
You can find out more at What Are Cookies and for more general information on cookies see this Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies
4.0 The Cookies I Set
I use the following cookies and third party cookies on my website
4.1 Forms related cookies
When you submit data to mariettelobo.com through a form such as the contact form on the Contact page, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
4.2 Site preferences cookies
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site I provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences I need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.
4.3 Third Party Cookies
I use Google Analytics to help me to understand how you use this site and to find ways to improve your experience of the site. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so that I can monitor the response to page content and continue to improve the website.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
5.0 Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
6.0 Review of this cookies policy
I may update this cookies policy from time to time as necessary. If you have any question regarding my cookies policy, please contact me by email in the first instance at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
6.1 Change log
25/05/2018 – version 1