Cookie Policy

I've split my Cookie Policy into sections for easier reading. Tap on the + to see more details.

And, by the way, please do not copy these terms for your own use. They are protected by copyright.

You do not have permission to use these. Pay for your own legal advice 

What's A Cookie?

A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive if you agree to this and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. 

  

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. 


We are required to obtain your consent for all non-essential cookies used on our website. 

You can block cookies (including essential cookies) at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block essential cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. 


To make cookie control easier for you we use a Cookie Consent Management tool on this site.


How Do We Use Cookies?

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

  

Cookies Are Either:

- Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

- Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. 

We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.  

Cookies Can Also Be Categorised As Follows: 

- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.


- Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.


- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.


- Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.


- First and third party cookies: First party cookies are cookies set by our website. Third party cookies are cookies on our website that are set by a website other than our website, such as where we have adverts on our website or use Facebook pixels so that we can show you relevant content from us when you are on Facebook.

Which Cookies Do We Use?

We use third party cookies on our website and these are set out in the table below.


You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below: Please be aware that these 3rd party providers may change their cookie names and use without notice.


Cookie Name & Purpose


WordPress Session Cookies

WordPress_sec

WordPress_logged-in

WordPress_test_cookie


These are set for a logged in user of the website and are session cookies only

These are NOT SET for a website visitor.

Visitors DO NOT log into my site.

We do not allow blog comments so no blog commenting cookies are set


Moove GDPR Plugin

Moove_gdpr_popup


When this functional Cookie is enabled, the Cookie is used to save visitor Cookie Setting Preferences. Expires 12 months


Litespeed Cache

Lscache_vary


This cookies is used to speed up and improve website pages. This cookie will prevent cached pages on the website, it does not collect personal or sensitive data.

Expires 5 days


When an episode is played:

Some third party cookies are set by Libsyn.com (the podcast hosting service)

_ga                            google analytics tracking

_uetvid and _fbp   for Bing & from Facebook to store & track visits across websites.



Mailchimp hosted landing page

_mcid   This is classified by Mailchimp as a strictly necessary cookie

plus other Google analytics and other tracking cookies.


Please consult the Mailchimp Cookie Information for further information. 

https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/

Universal Analytics (Google)

_ga

_gali

_gat

_gid

OTZ


When these Cookies are enabled, these Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us improve the site. The Cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.


The cookies _gat, _gid, _ga are also set by our Mailchimp hosted landing page.  


Google.com cookies

_grecaptcha


Set by Google.com reCAPTCHA service to provide spam protection.

It is a necessary, functional, session cookie

Expires 6 months


1P_JAR

_Secure-1PSIDCC


Set by Google.com to customise ads based on recent searches and actions.

Expires 9 months


NID


Set by Google.com to store user preferences for ad delivery & retargeting

Expires 6 months


SEARCH_SAMESITE


Set by Google.com is a security cookie to control access to 3rd party cookies

Expires 6 months


CONSENT Set by Google.com to store cookie consent preferences

Expires 17 years


When you visit StitcheryStories.com website, then BuyMeACoffe.com is accessed to display 'buttons' and the pink coffee cup 'widget' at the bottom of the screen.


they fire tracking and security cookies. 

_ga

_gcl

_av

_fbp


For details on their cookies & data processing please refer to:

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/privacy-policy


See further section as to what happens when you choose to donate via BuyMeACoffee.com website.

Cookies Fired By VirtualityWorks.Teachable.com

Cookies are fired when clicking through to virtualityworks.teachable.com to access our online course directory, to purchase an online course or to access an online course.

From either virtualityworks.com or stitcherystories.com, access to our virtualityworks.teachable.com site (our Teachable ‘school) would be classed as ‘third party cookies’ because they are not caused by our site. We have no control over the Cookies that Teachable set on their platform. 


When a website visitor clicks through to our Teachable ‘school’ then Teachable has a Privacy Policy and a Cookie Policy where they explain that they collect and why.

https://teachable.com/privacy-policy

https://teachable.com/cookies-policy

Cookies Fired By Mailchimp from https://craftyonlinecoursecreator.info/workbox

Cookies are fired when clicking through to https://craftyonlinecoursecreator.info/workbox to access our 'landing page' and subscribe to our email marketing list and receive our free 'Crafty Online Course Creators Workbox'.


This landing page is hosted via Mailchimp, our email marketing service. 

The landing page fires 4 commonly used cookies for Universal Google Analytics which collects summarised data which helps us to understand how many people have visited the page, and what they did there. No personal data is tracked or stored by these cookies. 


A cookie notice is displayed on entry to the landing page. However, Mailchimp do not, at the time of writing, provide a simple mechanism to prevent the cookies from being fired. You could use your browser control settings to prevent cookies being fired for all your online activities.


https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/

Cookies Fired By BuyMeACoffee.com if you CHOOSE to support Stitchery Stories

When BuyMeACoffe.com is accessed to make a donation

they fire tracking and security cookies. 

_ga

_gcl

_av

_fbp

For details on their cookies & data processing please refer to:

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/privacy-policy


and then because they are receiving and processing secure payments through their site, they have links and other third party cookies fired by payment processing platforms Stripe, Google, PayPal.

Such cookies are for a variety of security and fraud prevention, for example.


js.stripe.com 

m.stripe.network

google.com

pay.google.com

paypalobjects.com


Here are their relevant Privacy Policies:


https://stripe.com/en-gb/privacy-center/legal#cookies-other-technology


https://www.paypalobjects.com/marketing/ua/pdf/GB/en/cookie-full.pdf


https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-GB

Cookies Fired By PayPal if you CHOOSE to DONATE to support Stitchery Stories

If you choose to DONATE using the PayPal.com 'donate button' :


PayPal sets cookies, for security, fraud prevention, tracking as examples.

Here are the details they provide on how they set & use cookies.

https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/cookie-full

Cookies Fired By BookLikeABoss when you book an appointment 

We use the booking platform BookLikeABoss.com to automate appointment setting.


If you book a paid 1-2-1 advice session (Brainpicking!) with Susan OR if you are invited to find a convenient time slot to record your podcast episode, then  Cookies are fired when clicking through to https://bookme.name/susanweeks/ or the guest booking link you have been provided with. 


https://www.booklikeaboss.com/cookie-use


Google.com fires tracking & security cookies already described for other services.

https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-GB


Stripe.com is used as the payment processor if you are paying for an appointment, and therefore fires tracking & security cookies already described. 

https://stripe.com/en-gb/privacy-center/legal#cookies-other-technology


You Can Alter Your Cookie Preferences At Any Time.

You can alter your cookie preferences at any time on our site by clicking on the Orange Gear Icon at the bottom left of each page, selecting the types of cookies, and then adjusting the sliders to OFF as you wish. Please refresh your page to ensure that the new settings have taken effect.

You can also control your cookie settings through your web browser. You can also clear all cookies through your browser or security software tools too.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, by going to http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If you have any questions about the cookies that we use, feel free to email us at info@virtualityworks.com