Cookies Policy and its environmental impact on my morning coffee

Cookies and how they benefit you
Since this page is called “Cookies Policy”, i’m morally obliged (yeah, let’s call it that, sounds better than “forced by layman bureaucrats”…) to throw a wall of text at you. My website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help me provide you with the best experience i can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. In this case they’re responsible for:

  • making the site work as expected
  • remembering user settings between visits
  • improving the site’s speed
  • improving the site’s experience
  • gathering statistics about the traffic on my website

I do not collect any personal or sensitive information, i do not pass data to any advertising networks, i do not pass personally identifiable data to third parties and i most certainly don’t pay sales comisions.

Permission to come aboard... erm... to use cookies, i mean
If the settings on your software that you’e using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies i take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you’re fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you’re most certainly free to do that, however doing so will likely mean that my portfolio will not work as you’d expect.
What cookies in particular do i use on my website

My own cookies

These are used for proper site behaviour, including:

  • Anonymous cookies for remembering wether you closed the top information bar and/or a popup message.
  • Remembering if i’ve already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use my theoretical app, or take my theoretical survey, etc)
  • Setting your prefered language
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use my site.

Third party cookies

My site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. This site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Social Media session cookies (i.e.: on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc) are being used on your demand when you choose to follow me or visit my channel and / or profile while already being logged into the social media of your choosing.

Visitor statistics cookies

I use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how manu people have visited my site, what technology they’re using (ie.: defining wether the issue appears on Mac or on Winblows makes my Greasemonkey’s job lot easier), how long they spend on the site, what page is the most popular, etc. This allows me to continuosly improve my portfolio website. This particular cookie also informs me how people reached my site – was it a search engine, or do they already know the exact address – and wether they’ve been here before.

  • Google Analytics – to analyze traffic on my site so it’d fit best to user needs.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn here how to do that). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of a large proportion of the world’s websites (including ths site) as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.