All about the cookies

I use cookies on my website to enable me to collect information about your visit and provide you with a more personalised service when you browse my website and engage with us.

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website, when visited by a user, asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you (such as your language preference or login information). Those cookies are set by me and called first party cookies. I also use third party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting (including for my advertising and marketing activities).

Cookies can be categorised as follow:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

  • Performance Cookies
  • Functional Cookies
  • Targeting Cookies
  • Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in my systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie Name Purpose
JNP Web Solutionds Ltd. cookieconsent_dismissed This cookie is to help me remember that you have seen the cookie message required by law.
CraftSessionId Our website relies on PHP sessions to maintain sessions across web requests. That is done via the PHP session cookie. Our site uses Craft CMS which names that cookie “CraftSessionId” by default. This cookie will expire as soon as the session expires. You can find out more on the Craft CMS website
CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN This cookie will be created to facilitate CSRF protection. It will expire as soon as the PHP session expires. You can find out more on the Craft CMS website.
PayPal _cookiecheck
These cookies are associated with PayPal. When making a payment via PayPal these Cookie are issued.


Performance Cookie

These cookies allow me to count visits and traffic sources so I can measure and improve the performance of my site. They help me to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies I will not know when you have visited my site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie Name Purpose
Universal Analytics (Google)

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use my website. I use the information to compile reports and to help me improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.


Targeting Cookie

These cookies may be set through my site by my advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookie Name Purpose
Google YouTube

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APISID, HSID, NID, watched_video_id_list,
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demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE,

I embed videos from my official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Google DoubleClick id I use Google DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of my online marketing campaigns. Learn more here, and to opt out, visit
Facebook datr
I use sharing functionality to be able to share on social media, these cookies are owned by Facebook
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LinkedIn __qca
I use sharing functionality to be able to share on social media, these cookies are owned by LinkedIn. For more information please visit
Twitter auth_token
I use sharing functionality to be able to share on social media, these cookies are owned by Twitter. For more information please visit –

Third Party cookies

JNP Web Solutions uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on my websites in order to deliver the services that they are providing to me. These cookies enable me to understand how visitors use the website (e.g. whether they are browsing via a mobile device, what pages they look at) and I use this information to improve the effectiveness of the website. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt out, please see their individual privacy policies listed above.

Cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here and will not affect the performance of your computer.

Cookies set by third parties

If you go on to a page on my website that contains embedded content, for example YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites.

My website also contains embedded “share” buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through numerous social networks, e.g. Facebook and Twitter. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.