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what are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are processed and stored by your web browser. In and of themselves, cookies are harmless and serve crucial functions for websites. However, cookies can potentially store enough data to identify you without your consent.

Cookies are used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences. Cookies that do this for single visits are called session cookies, temporary cookies that expire once you close your browser. Cookie that do this for multiple repeat visits are called persistent cookies, cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them or your browser does. These cookies ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.

Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting, known as ‘first-party cookies; or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide analytics services on the website, known as ‘third-party cookies’.

what types of cookies are in use?

Essential cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary for you to browse the website and use its features. These necessary cookies don’t require user consent.

Preference cookies
Also known as functionality cookies. These cookies are used to store preferences set by you. They allow the website to remember choices you made in the past, like what language you prefer, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in

How and why I (and third parties) are using these cookies?

I value your visits to my website, because I value you. I use cookies to make sure your visit on is coherent and easy. I do not use cookies to gather personal data about you, or to track your online activity so I can target you with highly specific ads. 

Wordpress uses essential cookies as it will not be able to function without it. Wordpress also uses preference cookies when you comment on my blog. These cookies are used so that you don’t have to fill in your details every time you want to leave a comment.

WooCommerce uses essential cookies, for instance to remember what is in your shopping basket. And preference cookies, so you can automatically login to your account.

Moosend uses essential cookies to remember that you signed up for my newsletter, so that they won’t show the pop-up screen the next time you visit.

Social media
I want to make it as easy as possible for you to share the content of my website via social media with people you feel might be interested. Instead of copy-pasting the URL, you can click a social media button. If you choose to share content via a social media button, you should be aware that these social media platforms use cookies to track your behavior for marketing purposes. You can find their cookie and privacy policies here: 


Google Analytics
For now, I have disabled Google Analytics on my website, because I can not guarantee that they will not process personalized data.

If you leave a reaction on my website, you can add a portrait of yourself with Gravatar. You can find Gravatar’s cookie and privacy policy here.

On my website you will find links to external websites. By clicking on those links you go to a webpage that is not part of my website. These external websites may use cookies. If you want to know what cookies they use and how they treat your privacy, you need to check the cookie and privacy policy of those websites.

managing, deleting or disabling cookies

When you enter you will find a banner at the bottom of the page, where you can manage cookie settings. If during your session you wish to change your cookie settings, you can click on the cog symbol at the bottom left of your screen. 

If you want to delete cookies after a visit, or want to disable them completely, you can do this in your browser. You can consult the Help section of your browser or take a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

a list of cookies uses