Privacy & Cookie Policy

January 2019

This privacy policy is written by Jamie Clague Web Development referred to as “I” throughout this document. It describes how I treat your personal information.

1.Contact Details

I am a WordPress / Front End Web Developer living in the Isle of Man.

My contact details are:

If you have any questions about your data, please email:

2.My approach to personal data

I understand and respect the importance of protecting personal information provided to me and being transparent about what I do with the information I hold. I take a risk based approach to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Isle of Man data protection law.

3.How I collect your personal information

I collect the personal information you provide to me, for example when you contact me by email, telephone or face to face to enquire about my services such as; signing up for newsletters; enter competitions; submit a project plan form; complete fields on this website or otherwise provide us with your personal information.

4.The information I collect

Data Protection legislation states that personal data means any information that can be used to help identify a person. It can include information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, date of birth, as well as some details regarded in law as sensitive personal information, such as your health and medical details.

I will in most cases not collect any sensitive personal information from you. If for any reason I do collect any sensitive personal information about you I will set out clearly what information I am collecting and the reason for doing so.

5.Use of your information

I use your personal information to provide the support you ask for. Examples include: to answer an enquiry from the contact form, queries as part of a competition.

I use your information for internal administrative purposes, such as my accounting records, employment purposes, research and analysis.

With your consent I may use your information to send you communications about the work I do, for example details of new competitions or newsletters to display recent and upcoming work, news and offers. You can opt out of receiving these communications at any time by emailing me at

When I collect and process your personal data, I will ensure this is carried out in accordance with Data Protection legislation. As part of this, I will only send you marketing communications if I have your active consent to do so.

6.Sharing your information

I will not sell or share your details to any third parties to use for their own marketing purposes.

I will not provide your personal information to any other company or organisation without your permission to do so, unless required to do so by law.

7.Use of cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

The cookies policy explains the use of cookies (see below)

8.Security of your information

I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

9.Third party websites

This website contains links to other websites of interest. I am not responsible for the privacy policies, content or practices of third party websites.

10.Your rights

You have a right to request access the personal information I hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity.

You may instruct me to not process your personal information for communication purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to the use of your personal information for select purposes, or I will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information.

If you believe that any information I an holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or email me as soon as possible, at the address below. I will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement please contact me at

11.Policy amendments

I may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

January 2019


What is a Cookie?

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

First Party Cookies

This website creates a number of cookies, referred to as “First Party Cookies” as they are specific to the host site that created them. All the first-party cookies created by this site do not store any personal or sensitive information, or anything that makes you personally identifiable to me. First Party Cookies are used for essential functionality such as security when processing form data or for analytics which helps me use anonymous visitor data to gain a better understanding of how people use this website.

By using this website I’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website, but I have provided links on how you can set your browser to prevent cookies being created.

Cookie Message and Cookie closed

A cookie message may appear along the bottom of this website when you first open the site. This warns you that the site collects cookies and asks you to accept this. If you close this Cookie Message, our web server will create a cookie called “cookieclosed”. Cookieclosed is essential for remembering that you have closed this message and to prevent the Cookie Message from continually reappearing. Cookieclosed expires after 24 months from the initial ‘close’ of the message, after which the Cookie Message may reappear if you revisit this website.

Session IDs

My web server may create a session cookie called PHPSESSID. This cookie is essential for your use of some of the interactive elements of this website, such as contact forms. It contains a session ID which distinguishes your visit to this website from any other visitors that may be using the website at the same time. When you leave this website this sessional cookie expires.


I use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to this website is used to create reports about the use of the website itself. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Google Analytics, creates a number of first-party cookies, as described here:

Prefix Description Expiry
__utma a unique and anonymous identifying ID, which allows us to ensure that subsequent visits to this website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. Expires after 2 years.
__utmb used to establish and continue a unique user session Each time you request another page from the website the cookie is updated to expire after 30 minutes.
__utmc works with __utmb to determine when to create a new session for a website visitor expires when you exit the browser
__utmz tracks how you found the this website and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website  
__utmv relates to custom reporting segments  

I do not share the data that Google Analytics collects. I use the data that is collected in the following ways:

  • to report, in aggregate, how visitors find and use my website;
  • to understand overall visitor behaviour;
  • and to inform how I update and improve my website.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. To opt out of the use of Google Analytics you may wish to consider using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Content Marketing

There is a cookie created called hittail_ok to monitor the popularity of content on this website. This cookie contains non-personally identifiable information and is deleted when you close your web browser. Every computer that accesses this website is assigned a different cookie that allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using the website. It allows me to determine the popularity of certain content. It does not allow me to track what content a specific person or device has viewed.

Third Party Cookies created by external services

Third Party Cookies are cookies created by an external service when you use a page on this website. These cookies are specific to the third-party’s domain and accordingly the data held in them can be seen and managed by the third party and not by me. I control whether or not I use the third-party service with this website, and how it is integrated and presented on this website. I do not have control over the cookies themselves. I carefully select 3rd party services to use on this website; ones that are not likely to abuse your privacy according to the terms of their privacy policies.

YouTube video

I may sometimes use YouTube services to host my videos. I may embedded YouTube’s player in this website so you can watch my videos without leaving this website. YouTube’s embedded player currently creates and updates two Flash LSO objects from The LSOs are soundData (which appears to store volume setting preferences) and videostats (which appears to store performance-related information). I have no direct control over YouTube’s use of the data stored in this object. For more information, please read YouTube’s privacy policy.

Other cookies

If I add new services or make changes to my website that may create cookies on your device, I will update this cookie policy. Please check this page from time to time.

If you have any concerns about the cookies I create, please contact me by emailing,

January 2019