Cookie policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user. Also, a cookie does not give us access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to disable cookies if you prefer. Disabling cookies, however, may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

This website uses different types of cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Continue reading to learn more about what types of cookies we use, why, and how you can disable them.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web. Google Analytics generates cookies that collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This generally includes information about where you are, how you use the website, and any communications between your computer and this site. In addition, other data being collected includes your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

We collect this data for statistical and analytical purposes and we don’t collect, nor have any interest in your personal information. The purpose of collecting and analyzing this data is to track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content and improve the websites offering and user experience.

If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics so that none of your personal information is collected and stored by Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.  For more information on how Google collects and uses your data, you can access the Google Privacy Policy here.


This site is affiliated with online advertisement providers for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. These third-party providers use standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, our advertising partners will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

These cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies you as a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from these cookies. By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with our third-party partners.

You can view, delete, or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: You can also opt-out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

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Affiliate links

Certain pages of this website contain affiliate links to third party websites. These links are usually to online vendors where you can purchase a certain product or service. What’s special about these affiliate links is that I may earn a small commission if you click the link and then purchase a product or service from the third party website. This is enabled by a tracking cookie being stored on your browser (e.g. Chrome or Firefox) when you click the link. This cookie allows the third party website to identify that I sent you.

Purchasing a product or service from these links does not increase your purchase price, but it is a great way to say ‘thanks’ and help support the site if you enjoy the content and find the suggestions helpful. To read more, and see which affiliates this site is associated with, read the affiliate disclosure.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

You can learn how to manage cookies on your web browser by following the Browser Cookies Guide.