Privacy Policy

Privacy

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. You can use this site without having to provide any personal information but please read the following Privacy Policy to understand what information we do collect, and how we collect, use and protect any personal information that you do choose to provide.

By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your personal data under the terms of this Privacy Policy. This policy, together with our Terms of Use sets out the basis on which we use any personal data you provide to www.mattgallagher.uk.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Use of Your Information
We gather information from you when you leave a comment or use the contact form to allow us to communicate with you on any matter relating to your enquiry. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that it can administer, support, improve and develop our services. We may ask you for information when you report a problem with the website in order to verify your identity.

Cookies

Cookies are small files stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They’re used for all sorts of things, like helping a website remember who you are when you come back again.

You can read more about cookies stored by this site (and also by third-party services from Google, addthis & Facebook) below*.

Cookies stored by www.mattgallagher.uk
When you enter a comment on this site you will be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, email and website address.
This information will be stored in the following cookies on your device so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment.

  • comment_author
  • comment_author_email
  • comment_author_url

These cookies all expire automatically after a year.

By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us using these cookies as described.

 

Cookies stored by third-party services used on this site

We use Google Analytics to gather data on the number of people accessing the site, where they are accessing from, what pages they visit, and what technology they are using. By understanding how people use the website we can make improvements to the navigation and content to make the site better and easier to use.
Google Analytics is completely anonymous (it cannot identify you personally i.e. it does not include your name, email address or any other personally identifiable information) but it does allow us to understand our users as a group, for example by recording what browsers are being used. Google Analytics uses the following cookies;

  • _utma usually expires after a year.
  • _utmb & _utmc usually expire within 30 minutes after you leave the site
  • _utmz usually expires after six months.

Google’s own privacy policy contains additional information and tells you how to reject or delete these cookies.

We use a social plugin from AddThis to let people (who want to) share content in social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. However AddThis does not have access to any personal information about you unless you explicitly provide it.

AddThis uses the following cookies;

  • uit usually expires after 1 day
  • dt usually expires after 1 month
  • loc usually expires after 2 months
  • ssh & sshs usually expire after 9 months
  • atuvc, bt, di, ssc, uid, uvc & psc usually expire after 2 years

AddThis’ own privacy policy contains additional information and an option to opt out of their cookies. AddThis supports the Self Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising and is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). Using a tool created by the Network Advertising Initiative, you can opt out of several third party ad servers and networks cookies simultaneously. As part of the conditions of use of the AddThis service we are obliged to include the following legal notice:
We allow third-party companies, including AddThis, to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

We use a social plugin from Facebook so you can keep up to date with information posted to our Facebook page without having to keep logging in there.

The Facebook plugin uses these cookies;

  • xs & c_user usually expire after 30 days
  • datr & lu usually expire after 2 years

You can read more about these in Facebook’s own privacy policy

If you’re still nervous you can say ‘no’ to cookies
You can restrict or block the cookies set by any through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on your experience of this site.

This information is correct as of 14th May 2012, but may change over time. We will endeavour to keep this list up to date when new cookies are added.

Changes

Any changes to this Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on the website and where appropriate, through e-mail notification.

Contact
All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and can be addressed to us via the contact form.

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