This helps me to improve the website by focusing on the most useful and interesting content, and by making sure that the design works best with the most common browsers/devices and screen sizes.
Tidy Bag uses some embedded content from other services that may set their own cookies, including YouTube and Storify, and sharing buttons from Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and AddThis.
The privacy implications will depend on whether you’re already signed in to those services and what privacy settings you have chosen there.
In your browser settings there’s usually an option to accept ‘first-party cookies’ from websites but block ‘third-party cookies’ from other providers if you don’t want them to track you.
If you submit a comment at the bottom of a page, your name and comment will be published on that page once I’ve approved it (to prevent spam). Your email address won’t be published, but will be stored in my WordPress publishing system. Your photo may be displayed if you’ve assigned a Gravatar to your email address.
WordPress will then store your name and email address in a cookie, and pre-fill the comments form on other Tidy Bag pages. To remove this, you can delete the cookies in your browser settings (the cookie name begins with comment_author_).
If you make a comment on Twitter in response to a Tidy Bag page or tweet, your tweet may be added to the comments section at the bottom of that page. Your Twitter user name will be published, with a link to your Twitter profile. If you object to your tweet being used in this way, please contact me and I can remove it.
I also sometimes use Storify to make collections of interesting comments on a particular topic or event (such as the Carphone Warehouse adverts) from Twitter and other sources like YouTube or Facebook. If you object to your comment being included, please contact me.
If you enter a competition on this website, the details you provide will be stored for the purpose of running the competition. If you’re a winner, I’ll need to pass on your name and address to the promoter so they can send you the prize, and your name will be published on the competition page, unless you ask me not to.