Last updated October 2018
At theresedonnelly.co.uk, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of information we receive and collect when you use and visit theresedonnelly.co.uk and how you can avoid having cookies placed on your computer.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files in order to see how our site is being used. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, which country you are visiting from, the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and how long you spent on it, and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.
This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
Cookies from YouTube, Flickr and Similar Websites
Occasionally you will see photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr embedded in our webpages. When you visit a page with this type of embedded content, you may be presented with cookies from these external websites. Be advised that theresedonnelly.co.uk has no control the setting of these cookies. You should check the relevant external website for more information about them.
Cookies From Social Network Sharing Websites
theresedonnelly.co.uk carries embedded “share” buttons that enable our users to share our webpages with their friends through a number of social network sites. These sites may set a cookie when you are logged in to their service. theresedonnelly.co.uk does not control the setting of these cookies on your computer and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about them.
DoubleClick DART cookies
DART cookies may also be used for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the advertisers on a website, you can do this through your browser settings. The help function within your browser should tell you how.
The bbc.co.uk website offers the following useful advice: “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.”
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact