My Website Privacy and Cookie Policy

By making use of this website, you are accepting the terms of privacy, cookie use and data practices laid out in this policy and are agreeing that you will not take legal action against the website owner/operater for use of your data or of cookies, or for the use of your data or of cookies made by any Third Party with whom the website owner/operator shares your data in the course of using their services.

Cookies and Data

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience.

This page describes what information they gather, how I use it and why I sometimes need to store these cookies. I will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

I use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

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 the site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies I Set

This site offers opt-in newsletter and email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users. You can find my email list privacy and data policy here: privacyanddata.html

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In some special cases I also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that I can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so I can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that I can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how I can improve the site for you.

I use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the social media sites (including Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Youtube) will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

I also use a Facebook pixel for tracking traffic between Facebook and my website, and analysing what use such browsers make of my site. For more information, consult the official Facebook page.

I may therefore share any of the data I collect with these third parties for the purposes of storage, management and analysis (e.g with email list management services such as Mailchimp, Mailerlite, Author.email, Elasticemail, etc.), and for targeting advertisements on other Third Party platforms (example: Facebook, Twitter, etc.) Therefore my advertisements may be targeted to subscribers who have accounts on these platforms that are associated with the same subscriber email address they provided to me. Read my mailing list privacy policy here: privacyanddata.html

Third Party Services


For your information, this is a list of some of the Third Party services I may use and their privacy policies. I will update this list from time to time. It is your responsibility to review this list and remain apprised of changes.

✔ Mailchimp (privacy policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ )
✔ Mailerlite (privacy policy: https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy/)
✔ Elasticemail (privacy policy: https://elasticemail.com/resources/usage-policies/privacy-policy/)
✔ Bookfunnel (privacy policy: http://bookfunnel.com/privacy/)
✔ Facebook (privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy)
✔ Google Analytics (privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy)
✔ Youtube (privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy)
✔ Twitter (privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy)
✔ Pinterest (privacy policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy)
✔ Bookbub (privacy policy: https://www.bookbub.com/home/privacy.php)
✔ Goodreads (privacy policy: https://www.goodreads.com/about/privacy)
✔ iAuthor (privacy policy: https://www.iauthor.uk.com/component/content/article/2-content/8-privacy-cookies)

Agreement with Policy and Future Updates

I may update this policy from time to time. There will always be a link to this policy on the front page of my website. It will be the website user's responsibility to inform themselves of any changes: by continuing to use my website after changes take effect, you are accepting any changes to the terms in this policy.