Cookie and Privacy Policy

PLEASE NOTE: I am currently preparing our updated privacy policy, in line with new GDPR legislation. If you have any questions about how I protect your privacy in the meantime, please e-mail

I am committed to respecting and protecting your online privacy.

This includes your need and your right to know what I do with the personal information you share with me. It also guides my policies regarding the management of this data, including how the information is collected, processed, and for what purposes.

By accessing this website you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this Privacy Policy.

In return, I give the commitment that I will use the personal data you provide only in ways that are compatible with the following Privacy Policy.

The collection of information

Every time you log on to our website your IP (Internet Protocol) address registers on my website servers. Your IP address reveals no information other than the number assigned to you. I do not use this technology to get any personal data against your knowledge or free will (i.e., automatically recording e-mail addresses of visitors). Nor do I use it for any purpose other than to help me monitor traffic on my website, or (in case of criminal activity or misuse of my information) to cooperate with law enforcement.


Over time I may use a number of different cookies on my site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then I recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies I use on this site and what I use them for.

Currently I operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that I assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: I use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on my website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of my site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. I therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at

Third Party Cookies

There may be occassional third party cookies used - for instance where I embed a YouTube film or where I add social media buttons creating links to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc. - and you should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of relevant sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Shopping Cart

I use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you and what you’ve put in the shopping basket. These I deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

The cookies used by my shopping cart system are:

Name: _session_id
Domain: storefront
Purpose: Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc..)
Data Kind: Unique Token
Session or Persistent?: Sessional
Name: _shopify_visit
Domain: storefront and
Purpose: Used by our internal stats tracker to record the number of visits to the shop
Data Kind: None
Session or Persistent?: Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit
Name: _shopify_uniq
Domain: storefront and
Purpose: Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer
Data Kind: None
Session or Persistent?: Expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day
Name: cart
Domain: storefront
Purpose: Stores information about the contents of your cart
Data Kind: Unique Token
Session or Persistent?: Persistent for 2 weeks
Name: _secure_session_id
Domain: storefront
Purpose: Stores session information for the checkout process
Data Kind: Unique Token
Session or Persistent?: Sessional
Name: storefront_digest
Domain: storefront
Purpose: If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access
Data Kind: Unique Token
Session or Persistent?: Indefinite