What are cookies?
A cookie is a small, often encrypted text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It is used to help users navigate websites efficiently and perform certain functions.
Ensure I give you the best experience on my website
Tailor your user experience
What cookies are used on this website?
These cookies allow me to count page visits and traffic sources so that I can measure and improve the performance of my site, using a service provided by Google Analytics.
Disabling Google Analytics
Google Analytics can be disabled across all websites by Going to: http://tools.Google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
These cookies store temporary information to enable site functionality. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
These are cookies used for core site functionality.
How to configure your cookie preferences
Every browser program (such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc) provides the ability for the user to configure their preferences. Refer to the help section of your particular browser to find out how to configure your own preference.
Frequently asked questions
What has changed, and how does this affect me?
My website has always used cookies to create the most secure and effective website for you. As part of a change in legislation, all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, how they are used and what benefits they bring. These changes will not affect the way in which you currently use my website.
Do I need to accept cookies?
The current changes to my website simply explain what cookies are, how I use them and what benefits they bring. You will have been asked to accept these when visiting the site.
Can cookies allow others access to my computer’s hard drive?
The cookies I use cannot look into your computer, smart phone or web-enabled device and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive.
If I use a public computer, will someone be able to get my details from the cookies?
My cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer may have visited a certain website.
How do cookies work?
The information stored by cookies allows people to use the details to tailor pages specific to users or the page can use the data in the cookie to carry information from one visit to the website or related site, to the next.
Cookies only use data that has been volunteered by the user or that a webserver already has stored.
If you are a known contact or customer of Earth Mother Gardening you may be identified as having visited the site by virtue of either clicking through on emails, logging in or registering to use the service.
How can these cookies be disabled?
More information about cookies can be found on: www.allaboutcookies.org