Last updated: 1-Feb-12
1. About cookies
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
2. How to block cookies
Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
Except for essential cookies, all persistent cookies will expire after 30 days.
3. Cookies on this website
3.1. Personal/preference cookies
3.2. Analytic cookies
We use Google Analytics to collect and analyse site statistics. The Google Analytics’ code is incorporated into our site’s code so that our site serves the cookies, but Google has access to the cookies. Google Analytics' terms require us to reproduce the following wording in this policy:
You can stop being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by going to Google's site at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
3.3. Flash cookies
If you watch a video or listen to an audio file on our website you will be using Adobe Flash. That will store another type of cookie on your computer called a Local Shared Object or Flash cookie. It allows us to count the total number of times each file is played, how many people watch videos right to the end and how many people give up half way through. You can't use your normal browser to remove Flash cookies but Adobe's website explains how to do that. Please go to Adobe's site at: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
3.4. Advertiser cookies
For example, we display Shedworx advertisements on our website. Shedworx states that it stores a cookie in your browser to let them know that you have come from the Dingwuddles site.
What information does Shedworx gather?
Shedworx gathers the following information on its web site:
- Name and Email as provided during the purchase process.
- Computer information during the activation process.
- For Affiliate sites, we store a cookie in your Browser to let our store know which affiliate you have come from.
- For every visitor we record basic tracking information such as IP address, time on site and so on.
Shedworx does not collect or store credit card information in any form. All payment processing as handled by PayPal.
What information does Shedworx share?
The only time customer information leaves Shedworx is for our email campaigns.
We keep a copy of customer First Name, Surname and Email Address with Constant Contact for those customers that opt in to receiving email notifications.
Shedworx never has and will never disclose customer information.
Google AdSense is a free program that allows us to earn revenue by displaying relevant ads on our site that are suited to your interests. We earn revenue from valid clicks or impressions.
This is a persistent cookie called Double Click which is set when [you click on the advertisement/when you visit a page on our site with the advertisement (a "page impression")]. For every visitor AdSense also records basic tracking information such as IP address and time on the site and so on. AdSense may also use web beacons.
The AdChoices icon appears on sites that use Google's AdSense program to show ads. Clicking on this icon will give you further information about AdSense.
Visit https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/ to opt out.
We also embed some page elements from trusted third parties so that we can provide you with features like Interactive Maps, Like Buttons and Videos. Collectively they make our website more interesting to you as a site visitor however most of these come with their own cookies. They are:
- Google (Maps + Plus)
Since we do not control these cookies we cannot guarantee what they do but we are confident that they value your privacy just as much as we do. In many cases the cookies are used to generate identical information to Google Analytics (see above) and indeed use Google Analytics, so opting-out of Google Analytics will also opt you out of these cookies too.
How do I opt out?
While we would love to offer a cookie-free version of our site we simply do not have the resources to provide and maintain one. Unfortunately if you are really anti-cookie then there is no option except to not use our site. You can remove any cookies we have already put on your machine within your browser settings – pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete may work in many cases. We will be sorry to see you go!
4. Further information
Further information about cookies at the Information Commissioner's website at http://www.ico.gov.uk.
Further information about online behavioural advertising can be found at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.
Questions, comments and requests about this policy should be addressed to email@example.com.