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COOKIES POLICY

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how I use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how I use them, the types of cookies I use i.e, the information I collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how I use, store and keep your personal data secure, see my Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on my website. Learn more about who I am, how you can contact me and how I process personal data in my Privacy Policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains: www.suzannephotography.co.uk

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide a better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it perhaps needs improvement.

How do I use cookies ?

As with most online services, my website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on my website are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with the website, keeping my services secure and all in all, providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with my website.

What types of cookies do I use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of my site. They therefore allow me to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. This data helps me to understand and analyze how well the website performs and consequently where it needs improvement.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on my website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content on the website to social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help me store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

Third party cookies

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

As is common practice with almost all professional websites I use Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web. It helps me 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.

I also use social media buttons and plugins that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, may set cookies through my site. They 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.

 

The below list details the cookies used in my website.

CookieDescription
cookielawinfo-checkboxThis cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent. On this website the cookie is used to store your user consent for all cookies. This cookie lasts for 1 hour.
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing a user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookie and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
_gaThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. More information at Google.
_gatThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. The _gat cookie lasts for 1 minute. More information at Google.
_gidThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. The _gid cookie lasts for 1 day. More information at Google.

 

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.

Disabling cookies will usually result in disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore I recommended that you do not disable cookies

Cookies Policy - Suzanne Photography

The most recent change to this Cookies Policy – 1st March 2020.