EU Cookie Law
What is the EU Cookie Law?
In May 2011 a European Union law was passed stating that websites that leave non-essential cookies on visitors’ devices have to alert the visitor and get acceptance from them.
What are ‘non-essential cookies’?
Non-essential cookies are basically those which aren’t required for the website to function. For example, if cookies are needed for a customer to check out and buy products, that is considered an essential cookie.
Examples of non-essential cookies include (but aren’t limited to) those from analytics, advertising and affiliate networks such as Google Analytics, Google Adsense, and all affiliate programs. The vast majority of websites drop non-essential cookies.
We use the free Google Analytics tool (see http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/) to collect and analyse site statistics. Google Analytics uses persistent cookies to track data. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are only used for the statistical collection of data such as visits and page hits. Google Analytics’ cookies store IP addresses but we cannot link those addresses to any individual or path through the website. Google uses the cookies to read information and evaluate visitors’ use of the website in the form of statistical reports that we can access. The Google Analytics’ code is incorporated into our site’s code so that our site serves the cookies, but Google has access to the cookies. You can stop being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by going to Google’s site at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Google Analytics’ terms require us to reproduce the following wording in this policy:
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form.
When filling out a contact form on our site you will be asked to enter your: name and e-mail address.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you will only be used to help us to better respond to your individual needs.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.