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Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy ("Policy") explains how the website uses cookies and similar technologies to recognise individuals ("users" or "you") who access my website and subdomains when they visit them and interact with content posted on those websites.


This policy outlines the type of cookies and other similar technologies used on our websites, why I use them and what your rights are to control their use. Please read my Privacy Policy for a full understanding of the type of information I collect, how I collect it and why I collect certain types of information. My Privacy Policy is incorporated herein by reference. By continuing to visit my websites or use my services, you consent to the use of cookies and other similar technologies for the purposes described in this Policy.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use an online service. For example, cookies allow my website to identify you and remember your preferences to improve your experience when visiting my website. They also help my website to display content that is relevant to your professional interests.


Why do we use cookies? uses cookies for a number of reasons. They may be first-party cookies (which means they are supported by The Selkie) or they may be third-party cookies (which means they are hosted by a party other than, such as service providers and partners). Cookies may be used to recognise you when you visit my website or use my services and I may use them to display important notifications both on and off our website. uses different types of cookies, these include the following:


Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies facilitate the operation of Without the use of these cookies, parts would not function properly.


Analytical performance cookies

Analytical performance cookies allow me to monitor the performance of the websites and how users interact with them. These cookies provide me with information that allows to improve my websites and services.


Functional cookies

Functional cookies are used to help remember your preference.


Do Not Track ("DNT")

DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies for the Internet industry, to allow Internet users to control the tracking of their online activity on websites through the use of browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium has worked with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. To date, no standard has been adopted. As such, does not generally respond to "do not track" signals.


How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and other advertising technologies such as beacons, pixels and tags help to serve you ads that are relevant to your professional interests. They also help to provide you with aggregate reviews, research and reports for our advertisers, to understand and improve services and to know when you have been shown content. Because your web browser may access advertisements and beacons directly from third-party ad network servers, these networks may see, process, or set third-party cookies as if you had accessed a web site from these networks. Advertisements displayed by The Selkie may also set third party cookies.


If you have signed up to my Services and one of`s cookies on your device identifies you, your usage (e.g. your browsing behaviour) and log data (e.g. your IP address), will associate this with your Data. also uses collected third party data and data from your activities on the websites. If you do not delete these cookies from your browser, we will use this data to:


Provide you with services and information that may interest you;

Provide you with interest-based advertisements that match your professional interests and responsibilities;

to detect and protect you against fraud and other threats;

to protect my users, members and partners.


Cookie List

Below is a list of the non-essential cookies that I use. I have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that I have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let me know.


Cookie (Facebook): _fbp;
Cookie (Google Analytics): _gat; _gid; _ga;


How can I control the use of cookies?

You have the ability to control the use of cookies on your devices. You can change your browser settings to accept or reject all cookies or prevent the browser from accepting certain cookies or certain types of cookies.

Browser: Internet Explorer | Chrome | Safari | Firefox | Opera


It may also be possible for you to set your browser not to accept cookies and to ask for your consent before a cookie is placed on your device. If you change your browser settings so that this prevents it from accepting all cookies, please note that this will affect the functionality of many of our websites.


How can I prevent cookies or other tracking technologies and tracing of my data?

You can view and manage the cookies we set on this website at any time. You will still be shown advertisements, but they will not be tailored to your web preferences, usage patterns and professional interests. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device.


Online behavioural advertising

You can prevent online behavioural advertising by changing your browser settings. The "Your Online Choice" page provided by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) provides an easy way to opt out of behavioural advertising from any (or all) networks represented by the IAB.


For more information about how I collect and use your information and how you can exercise your rights, please read my Privacy Policy.


Helpful Resources

Additional information about cookies can be found on the following websites:


All about cookies

Your Online Choice

Information Commissioners Office

Direct Marketing Association

Changes to this policy

I may update this policy from time to time to reflect changes, for example, in the cookies uses or to reflect other legal, operational or legitimate business purposes. If I make any material changes to the way uses cookies, I will notify you accordingly.



If you have any questions about the use of cookies on this website or about this policy in general, please contact me.

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