Cookie Policy:

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer. They are designed to hold a small amount of data specific to your website visit to my blog.

Cookies help to improve your visit to the blog by helping with the following:

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer and I do not store personally identifiable information in cookies used on this blog.

I am giving you this information to comply with UK legislation and to make show I am honest and clear about your privacy when using my website.

The Cookies I use:

Measuring website usage — Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports. Google Analytics sets or updates cookies only to collect data required for the reports. Additionally, Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies. This means that all cookies set by Google Analytics for my domain send data only to the servers for this domain. This effectively makes Google Analytics cookies the personal property of this website domain, and the data cannot be altered or retrieved by any service on another domain.

The following table lists the type of information that is obtained via Google Analytics cookies and used in Analytics reports, as described on Google Analytics.

Functionality

Description of Cookie

Cookie Used

Setting the Scope of Your Site Content Because any cookie read/write access is restricted by a combination of the cookie name and its domain, default visitor tracking via Google Analytics is confined to the domain of the page on which the tracking code is installed. For the most common scenario where the tracking code is installed on a single domain (and no other sub-domains), the generic setup is correct. In other situations where you wish to track content across domains or sub-domains, or restrict tracking to a smaller section of a single domain, you use additional methods in the tracking code to define content scope. See Domains & Directories in the Collection API document for details. All Cookies
Determining Visitor Session The Google Analytics tracking for ga.jsuses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. See the Sessionarticle in the Help Center for a detailed definition and a list of scenarios that end a s ession. You can customize the length of the default session time using the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.This description is specific to the tracking code for web pages. If you use Analytics tracking for other environments—such as Flash or mobile—you should check the documentation for those environments to learn how sessions are calculated or established. __utmb __utmc
Identifying Unique Visitors Each unique browser that visits a page on your site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to your website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. Thus, if a person interacted with your website using both Firefox and Internet Explorer, the Analytics reports would track this activity under two unique visitors. Similarly if the same browser were used by two different visitors, but with a separate computer account for each, the activity would be recorded under two unique visitor IDs. On the other hand, if the browser happens to be used by two different people sharing the same computer account, one unique visitor ID is recorded, even though two unique individuals accessed the site. __utma
Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation When visitors reach your site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to your page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The parameters in the cookie value string are parsed and sent in the GIF Request (in the utmcc variable). The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to your site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within your site. __utmz
Custom Variables You can define your own segments for reporting on your particular data. When you use the _setCustomVar()method in your tracking code to define custom variables, Google Analytics uses this cookie to track and report on that information. In a typical use case, you might use this method to segment your website visitors by a custom demographic that they select on your website (income, age range, product preferences). ___utmv
Website Optimizer You can use Google Analytics with Google Website Optimizer (GWO), which is a tool that helps determine the most effective design for your site. When a website optimizer script executes on your page, a _utmx cookie is written to the browser and its value is sent to Google Analytics. See the Website Optimizer Help Centerfor more information. ___utmx

Once the cookies are set/updated on the web browser, the data they contain that is required for reporting purposes is sent to the Analytics servers in the GIF Request URL via the utmccparameter.

Cookies Set By Google Analytics

Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below. A default configuration and use of Google Analytics sets only the first 4 cookies in the table (I use the default configuration for Google Analytics).

Name

Description

Expiration

__utma This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. 2 years from set/update.
__utmb This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on your site for longer than 30 minutes. You can modify the default length of a user session with the _setSessionCookieTimeout()method. 30 minutes from set/update.
__utmc This cookie is no longer used by the ga.js tracking code to determine session status.Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes with sites still using the urchin.js tracking code, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser. However, if you are debugging your site tracking and you use the ga.js tracking code, you should not interpret the existence of this cookie in relation to a new or expired session. Not set.
__utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site. 6 months from set/update.
__utmv This cookie is not normally present in a default configuration of the tracking code. The __utmv cookie passes the information provided via the _setVar()method, which you use to create a custom user segment. This string is then passed to the Analytics servers in the GIF request URL via the utmcc parameter. This cookie is only written if you have added the _setVar() method for the tracking code on your website page. 2 years from set/update.
__utmx This cookie is used by Website Optimizer and only set when the Website Optimizer tracking code is installed and correctly configured for your pages. When the optimizer script executes, this cookie stores the variation this visitor is assigned to for each experiment, so the visitor has a consistent experience on your site. See the Website Optimizer Help Centerfor more information. 2 years from set/update.

For further information about the Cookies Google uses please visit this Cookie Information page.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

YouTube Cookies

I occasionally embed videos from my YouTube channel. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.

How do I Control or Delete Cookies?

If cookies are not enabled on your computer is could mean that your experience with our website will be impacted. However, if you want to control or delete cookies you can do so.

Information on deleting cookiesor controlling cookies is available at www.aboutCookies.org. To reiterate though, by deleting my cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of my site.

Privacy & Terms of Use

Promote Your Business Ltd (and Carol Bentley) maintains this website and/or any pages thereof (the 'Site') for general information purposes only. The materials contained in the Site do not constitute professional advice.

Your access and use of the Site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions, please do not access the Site.

Promote Your Business Ltd may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this web page. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore visit this page before each access to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which your use of this site is subject.

FULL TERMS OF USE

I have taken every effort to design this Web site to be useful, informative, helpful and honest. Hopefully I've accomplished that -- and would ask that you let me know if you'd like to see improvements or changes that would make it even easier for you to find the information you need and want.

All I ask is that you agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions. Take a few minutes to look them over because by using my site you automatically agree to them. Naturally, if you don't agree, please do not use the site. I reserve the right to make any modifications that I deem necessary at any time. Please continue to check these terms to see what those changes may be! Your continued use of the www.carolbentley.com web site means that you accept those changes.

THANKS AGAIN FOR VISITING!

Restrictions on Use of My Online Materials

All Online Materials on the www.carolbentley.com Web site, including, without limitation, text, software, names, logos, trademarks, service marks, trade names, images, photos, illustrations, audio clips, video clips and music are copyrighted intellectual property.

You, the visitor, may download Online Materials for non-commercial, personal use only provided you:

1) retain all copyright, trademark and propriety notices

2) you make no modifications to the materials,

3) you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of my products, services, events or brands, and

4) you do not download quantities of materials to a database, server or personal computer for reuse for commercial purposes.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute Online Materials in any way or for any other purpose unless you get my written permission first. Neither may you add, delete, distort or misrepresent the www.carolbentley.com Web site.

Any attempts to modify any Online Material or to defeat or circumvent my security features is prohibited.

Everything you download, any software, plus all files, all images incorporated in or generated by the software, and all data accompanying it, is considered licensed to you by www.carolbentley.com or third-party licensors for your personal, non-commercial home use only.

I do not transfer title of any software to you. That means that I retain full and complete title to any software and to all of the associated intellectual-property rights. You're not allowed to redistribute or sell the material or to reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert it to any other form that people can use.

Submitting Your Online Material to Us

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, comments or other information that you send to www.carolbentley.com through my site (other than information I promise to protect under my privacy policy) becomes and remains my property, even if this agreement is later terminated.

That means that I don't have to treat any such submission as confidential. You can't sue me for using ideas you submit. If I use them, or anything like them, I don't have to pay you or anyone else for them. I will have the exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of any kind. I can use them for any purpose I deem appropriate to my www.carolbentley.com Web mission, without compensating you or anyone else for them.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make. This means that you (and not I) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

Limitation of Liability

WWW.CAROLBENTLEY.COM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT ACCOMPANY OR RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF ANY PART OF THIS SITE.

THESE INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO) DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY:

USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THE SITE USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) ANY SITE TO WHICH YOU HYPERLINK FROM OUR SITE; FAILURE OF OUR SITE TO PERFORM IN THE MANNER YOU EXPECTED OR DESIRED; ERRORS ON OUR SITE; OMISSIONS ON OUR SITE; INTERRUPTION OF AVAILABILITY OF OUR SITE; DEFECTS ON OUR SITE; DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OF OUR SITE; COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE FAILURE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING: DAMAGES INTENDED TO COMPENSATE SOMEONE DIRECTLY FOR A LOSS OR INJURY DAMAGES REASONABLY EXPECTED TO RESULT FROM A LOSS OR INJURY (KNOWN IN LEGAL TERMS AS "CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.") OTHER MISCELLANEOUS DAMAGES AND EXPENSES RESULTING DIRECTLY FROM A LOSS OR INJURY (KNOWN IN LEGAL TERMS AS "INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.") I AM NOT LIABLE EVEN IF I'VE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR IF MY AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR BOTH.

EXCEPTION: CERTAIN COUNTRY LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW ME TO LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR THESE "INCIDENTAL" OR "CONSEQUENTIAL" DAMAGES. IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THOSE COUNTRIES THE ABOVE LIMITATION OBVIOUSLY WOULD NOT APPLY, WHICH WOULD MEAN THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECOVER THESE TYPES OF DAMAGES.

HOWEVER, IN ANY EVENT, MY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, INJURIES, AND CLAIMS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND (WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER WRONGFUL CONDUCT, OR THEY'RE CLAIMED UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY) WILL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID, IF ANYTHING, TO ACCESS MY SITE.

Links to Other Site

I sometimes provide referrals to and links to other World Wide Web sites from this site. Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites you can access through our site. Some links may be affiliate links in which case I may gain compensation if you follow that link and decide to make a purchase. I do not accept responsibility for the results or promised benefits from those purchases because I have not control over what is delivered through those third party links.

If in doubt, always check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address provided in your WWW browser to see if you are still in part of the www.carolbentley.com operated site or have moved to another site. www.carolbentley.com is not responsible for the content or practices of third party sites that may be linked to this site.

When www.carolbentley.com provides links or references to other Web sites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that www.carolbentley.com are connected with, operates or controls these Web sites. Any approved link must not represent in any way, either explicitly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of any www.carolbentley.com site or endorsement, sponsorship or support of www.carolbentley.com, including its respective employees, agents or directors.

Termination of This Agreement

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any part of the www.carolbentley.com Web site, along with all related documentation and all copies and installations. www.carolbentley.com may terminate this agreement at any time and without notice to you, if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or condition of this agreement.

Upon termination, you must destroy all materials. In addition, by providing material on our Web site, we do not in any way promise that the materials will remain available to you. And www.carolbentley.com is entitled to terminate all or any part of any of this Web site without notice to you.

Jurisdiction and Other Points to Consider

If you use my site from locations outside of the UK, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the UK, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such jurisdiction.

To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate www.carolbentley.com and/or their affiliates' intellectual property rights, www.carolbentley.com and/or their affiliates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any county or court in the UK, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

Any other disputes will be resolved as follows:

If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the UK. Any costs and fees, other than legal fees associated with the mediation, will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration, in the UK, under the rules of the Arbitration Act 1996. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

www.carolbentley.com may modify these Terms of Use, and the agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating this posting and without notice to you. This is the ENTIRE agreement regarding all the matters that have been discussed.

Promote Your Business Ltd, 104 Victoria Avenue, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1AS UK.
Tel: 01929 423411. Reg'd company #3035481
Email: carol@carolbentley.com