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COOKIE POLICY


COOKIES AND HOW THEY BENEFIT YOU

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do. They help us provide you with the best experience we are able to. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Offer you free resources and templates (thanks to advertising)
  • Improve the speed & security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

GRANTING US PERMISSION TO USE COOKIES

If the settings on the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this (and your continued use of our website) to mean that you are ok with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our website you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our website will not work as you would hope & expect.

MORE ABOUT OUR COOKIES

WEBSITE FUNCTION COOKIES


OUR OWN COOKIES

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Allowing you to add comments to certain resource pages
  • Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use an app or take our survey)

There is no way to prevent these cookies from being set other than to not use our site.

SOCIAL WEBSITE COOKIES

So you can easily ‘like’ or share our content on platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn, we have included sharing buttons on our site. These cookies are set by: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. The privacy implications of this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

ANONYMOUS VISITOR STATISTICS COOKIES

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend. We use Google Analytics & HotJar on this website

ADVERTISING COOKIES & AFFILIATE ADVERTISING

We use a number of methods to monetize this website.  (Read more in the earnings disclosure below.)In order to track advertising, a number of external parties will set a cookie so they can reward me for a click or sale.Neither us, the advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/goodpractice.html You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices, although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer. We use the following advertising & affiliate networks:

  • Commission Junction

BANNER ADVERTS

We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners might place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalize the adverts to you, ensure that you don’t see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working.

TURNING COOKIES OFF

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser, you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more here about managing cookies with antispyware software.

EARNINGS DISCLOSURE


As a growing startup with multiple revenue streams, we accept paid advertising and use affiliate links in our free resources and templates.  Here’s an overview of our different sources of income (not related to client services) for the sake of transparency.

ADVERTISEMENTS

Our team hand selects advertisements for this website’s free resources and templates.  We only accept advertising for products and services that we believe our readers will benefit from.

ADVERTORIALS / PAID EDITORIALS

If we run a paid editorial/advertorial on this website (e.g. if a brand is paying for a piece of content) this will be clearly marked.  We only accept paid content that is high quality, and that we believe our readers will benefit from.

AFFILIATE LINKS

Some outbound links on this site are tracked by merchants (such as Commission Junction etc) who pay us a small commission on sales that come as a result of visitors clicking from this website.  You’ll find this is common practice on a many websites, including blogs, magazines and large news sites.  The commission paid is at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU as the buyer, the price is always the same whether you use our link or not. You can read more about these ‘affiliate’ links in the cookie policy above.  You can also find out how to turn off cookies on that page.We earn affiliate revenue through a few networks.  This is NOT an exhaustive list:

  • Commission Junction

REVIEWS

If we are paid to review a product or piece of software, or given a product or piece of software for free in exchange for a review, we will always disclose this first and foremost.  We will always give our candid, honest opinions.  We do not agree to review a product or service where we cannot give our honest opinion. If you would like to learn more about affiliate marketing, we recommend checking out the lovelyblogacademy.com

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