Cookie and Privacy Policy for Books by Mary Oakley

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. We store all our analytics data on our own servers, and do not use third party analytics services.

Drupal uses a cookie to track whether or not your browser has Javascript enabled. This allows the website to enable or disable features accordingly, to ensure the website works as expected for your particular browser setup.

Spam Filtering

If you use the contact form on this website, or if you leave a comment on any page on this website, we will use the services of Mollom to provide automated spam filtering. Your content is sent to Mollom's servers as part of this process, so by contacting the website owners in this way you agree to the Mollom Web service privacy policy.

Payment Processing

This website does not hold any of your financial details. Either you pay us by cheque, or an external company (such as PayPal) handles all credit card transactions for us.

If you choose to pay for books using an external payment company (such as PayPal), you will need to give them certain details. Such companies all have their own privacy policy which you are advised to consult.

Direct card payments are handled by Stripe. We do not handle any of your financial details, including card numbers, as they are passed directly from your web browser to Stripe's servers.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us by email.