Who I Am
I am Stephanie Connell, a web designer of c@web Designs.
My website address is: www.catweb.co.uk
Your privacy is extremely important to me and therefore please read this privacy notice as it contains important information on who I are, how and why I may collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact me and authorities if you have a complaint.
This is regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union including the United Kingdom and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information.
The Personal Information that is Collected and Used
I may collect your name, address, phone number and email address that is relevant to our work together in creating a website.
How Personal Information is Used
I will need to use your name and email address to communicate with you during our work together, again in the creation of a your website.
Whom I Share your Personal Information With
In line with the general confidentiality and privacy of my work, no information will be shared with other people, without your permission. This may happen if your have a complex web site that requires additional outsourcing.
How Long Personal Data will be Kept
Any information and notes are erased at after the end of our work together, unless your site needs maintaining, then I will keep your contact details for the sole purpose of communicating with you.
In order to comply with the new GPDR regulations your contact details and any notes are kept solely for the purposes of our work together, as specified above.
What is a cookie and what does it do?
Essentially, a cookie is a small file of text that is dropped on a user’s browser by a website, when the user visits the site.
The cookie serves to give the website a “memory”, enabling it to retain information such as…
- user settings and preferences, e.g. language, font size and theme,
- geographic location and currency,
- the goods in their virtual shopping cart on e-commerce sites,
- their browsing activity, eg. frequency of visits to the site and duration of the visit,
- their password and invoice details,
- their previous purchases,
- their fields of interest
All in all, cookies are an important and often indispensable means of presenting a smooth and responsive digital experience for the users.
Based on purpose, one may speak of the following five categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Preferences Cookies
- Statistics Cookies
- Marketing Cookies
- Other/Unknown Cookies
In this categorization, the cookies to be aware of are especially the marketing cookies, that are the ones most frequently tracking, storing and using personal data.
Based on duration, one may speak of session cookies and permanent cookies.
- Session Cookies
- Permanent Cookies
Session cookies disappear once the user closes the browser window. All permanent cookies have an expiration date written in their code. According to the ePrivacy Directive, the cookie should last no longer than 12 months, but in practice, many cookies have a much longer duration. Ordinary cookies can easily be viewed and deleted by the user, as we will explain later on in this article.