Smoke & Croak

Digital Strategy & Business Development

How do I use cookies?

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or device and can be used for several purposes which include: enabling website functionality, analysing website usage or targeting advertising and tracking campaign performance. For background information on cookies I suggest the third party website AllAboutCookies.

A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me if you fill in a contact form or email me.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies, and delete existing ones. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

There are numerous benefits to having cookies placed on your hard drive. If you have accepted, cookies are used to identify when you visit a particular site, as well as analyse web traffic.

As part of respecting the privacy of our website visitors, I do not use any cookies that collect personal information about you. By using and browsing the Liam Curley website you are giving consent for cookies to be used according to our policy. If you do not consent to cookies being used, you can block or restrict any of the cookies through your browser settings or refrain from using the website.

Cookies I use

Google Analytics: This cookie allows me to see information on user website activities including, but not limited to page views, source and time spent on website. The information is depersonalised and is displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals. This will help to protect your privacy. Using Google Analytics I can see what content is popular on my website, and strive to give you more of the things you enjoy reading and watching.

Google AdWords: Using Google AdWords code we are able to see which pages helped lead to contact form submissions. This allows me to make better use of my paid search activity.

Social sharing cookies

On the resources section of my site I use social sharing buttons for services including, but not limited to, Twitter, LinkedIn, Share This, Google+ and Facebook. These allow you to share pages with your friends via those networks. Whilst you will be asked to login to use these services, this process is handled directly with the social media providers. These sites may also monitor your usage of these buttons, through the use of external tracking codes that are required to run the buttons on this website.

Email codes

If you have opted in to receive my newsletters, then this may include tracking codes that help me understand how many people have opened or clicked on each email. This data helps me to create better emails in the future, and provide you with a better service. This data is stored on the servers of my email partners and covered under their security measures.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, I do not have any control over the other websites. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide on these third party sites.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, my contact details are as follows: