Use of Your Information
We gather information from you when you leave a comment or use the contact form to allow us to communicate with you on any matter relating to your enquiry. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that it can administer, support, improve and develop our services. We may ask you for information when you report a problem with the website in order to verify your identity.
Cookies are small files stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They’re used for all sorts of things, like helping a website remember who you are when you come back again.
Cookies stored by www.mattandhelengallagher.com
When you enter a comment on this site you will be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, email and website address.
This information will be stored in the following cookies on your device so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment.
These cookies all expire automatically after a year.
By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us using these cookies as described.
Cookies stored by third-party services used on this site
We use Google Analytics to gather data on the number of people accessing the site, where they are accessing from, what pages they visit, and what technology they are using. By understanding how people use the website we can make improvements to the navigation and content to make the site better and easier to use.
Google Analytics is completely anonymous (it cannot identify you personally i.e. it does not include your name, email address or any other personally identifiable information) but it does allow us to understand our users as a group, for example by recording what browsers are being used. Google Analytics uses the following cookies;
- _utma usually expires after a year.
- _utmb & _utmc usually expire within 30 minutes after you leave the site
- _utmz usually expires after six months.
We use a social plugin from AddThis to let people (who want to) share content in social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. However AddThis does not have access to any personal information about you unless you explicitly provide it.
AddThis uses the following cookies;
- uit usually expires after 1 day
- dt usually expires after 1 month
- loc usually expires after 2 months
- ssh & sshs usually expire after 9 months
- atuvc, bt, di, ssc, uid, uvc & psc usually expire after 2 years
“We allow third-party companies, including AddThis, to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.“
If you’re still nervous you can say ‘no’ to cookies
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Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on your experience of this site.
All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and can be addressed to us via the contact page