Last updated on Thursday, 28th February 2019
Hello and welcome to my awesomely put together Cookies Policy.
Before I get started, it might be best for me to burst your bubble and tell you that I’m not going to be talking about the cookies our nana baked us when we were kids. That sentence ended strangely, so let me qualify it by saying that we probably didn’t have the same nana, and that I probably didn’t know you when I was a kid.
Instead of talking about baked goods, I’m going to be talking about the digital cookies that make your experience of my website https://www.jaymespayten.com, a lot better.
I hope you’re ready to be taken on a legal jargon merry go round. To start with, whenever I talk about ‘my site’, I’m actually talking about my website, JaymesPayten.com. Captain Obvious strikes again!
It’s not that I don’t love saying ‘JaymesPayten.com’ all the time, but the truth is I don’t. It’s like when you’re at school and the teacher looks directly at you and says ‘Jaymes Payten’, to which you stupidly reply ‘That’s my name, don’t wear it out’. You get where I’m coming from here, right? Good. ‘my site’ it is!
1.0 What are cookies?
When I talk about cookies on this specific page or PDF, I’m talking about the neat bit of digital tech that allows me to separate you from the other 19 users that have used my site in the last decade. In fact, by using cookies, I’m pretty confident that I can provide you with a much better experience, and that’s because your interactions with my site allows me to see how you’re using it. Once I analyse your behaviour on my site, I can jiggle things around a bit so that I can make my site better.
Also, if there’s anything you don’t quite understand in this Cookies Policy, send me an email and I’ll let you know what I’m waffling on about.
2.0 Accepting my Cookies Policy
If you’re adamant about not accepting my Cookies Policy – that’s the thing you’re reading this very second, simply stop using my site. Crystal?
3.0 The cookies definition dictionary
Throughout this self-dramatising Cookies Policy, I’m going to be using some words that you might not be to familiar with. Heavens know I wasn’t. So to help you (and me) out, I’ve put together this table, which presents you with the magic words I’m using, and the definition.
|Cookie||A cookie is a really small file that’s placed on your PC, Mac, mobile device, or Linux device (if you’re trying to show off) by my website. The cookies are added when you land on specific pages of my site, and also when you interact with other parts of my site.|
|Cookie Law||White chocolate chip cookies are the best. That is the law! If only laws were that easy. Unfortunately, we now need to don our legal cap and delve into the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. That’s an EC Directive, by the way. We also need to call upon the EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR’). You’re going to be hearing a great deal about “GDPR’ throughout our cookies and privacy policies.|
|Personal Data||Personal data is any and all data which relates to you. You are what we call an ‘identifiable person’, which is a snazzy way of saying that you can be directly or indirectly recognised from that very data. That too is taken from the EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation. There you go, another mention of GDPR. We like GDPR here at JaymesPayten.com 😊.|
|‘I’, ‘Me’, ‘We’, ‘Us’ & ‘Our’||Whenever you read ‘I’, ‘we’, ‘us’, and/ or ‘our’, I’m basically referring to me. By ‘me’, I’m talking about my company, Activatorr Ltd.
‘What? I was under the impression that this exceptionally talented content marketer was above all that! Owning a company? Pfft.’
You’re half right if you thought that, as I am an exceptionally talented content marketer. You’re a tad bit wrong about me owning a company though. I need to eat and give a percentage of what I eat to the tax man (or woman), so a company is a necessity, and my soul is bound to the company Activatorr Ltd, and JaymesPayten.com is a registered brand name that’s used by Activatorr Ltd.
If you want to know more about my company, what I can tell you is that Activatorr is a limited company that’s registered in the Republic of Cyprus under the company registration number HE 376937.
The company’s registered address is 12 Livadion, Potamia, Nicosia, 2573, Cyprus. The main trading address is the same too. I don’t live there though, so if you want to stalk me, let me know and we’ll go out for dinner in Limassol’s Old Town.
4.1 First-party cookies
My site might place and access certain first-party cookies on your computer or mobile device from time to time. There’s nothing to be alarmed about as my first-party cookies are mine and added directly by me. I’m a marketer, remember? More importantly, they’re only used by me, and no one else.
I would personally hate it if I browsed a website and saw that my personal data was being sent here, there and everywhere. It’s taken me years to take down all the naked pictures of me on the net (thanks Apple), and so It’s definitely not something I do here on JaymesPayten.com.
4.2 Third-party cookies are also in the mix
When you use my site, there’s a very big chance that I’ll place first-party and third-party cookies on your computer or mobile device. The third-party cookies are placed by websites, services, and/ or other companies that we (as in Activatorr Ltd.) partner with. Once again, you needn’t worry too much about them as we use these third-party cookies predominantly for analytics and advertising purposes. I’m a content marketer, don’t you know. For more info, check out section 4.4.2, the now defunct football formation. RIP.
The reason why I’ve asked you not to worry is that every cookie I’ve placed or are ever going to place on your computer or mobile device has been developed and used in accordance with current Cookie Law. That’s right, there is a Law that’s all about cookies. Sesame Street is raking it in!
4.3 What types of cookies do you use?
Here are the different types of cookies that I’ve personally placed or are going to place on your computer or mobile device. Now, before I get to the magic list of cookies, I’m going to stop saying ‘computer and mobile device’ as I seriously can’t be bothered saying that phrase over and over again. So, from now on, I’m going to only say ‘computer’. Just to be clear on this; whenever I say the magic word ‘computer’, you’ll immediately realise that it relates to every single sort of computer and mobile device known to man. There, now I’m a happy princess.
Righty then, here’s that list of cookies that I promised you. I use them all on JaymesPayten.com:
4.3.1 Strictly necessary cookies
A cookie falls into the ‘strictly necessary cookies’ category if it’s absolutely essential to the operation of my site. For instance, I have some cookies that are there for supporting reasons, and these cookies assist me by giving me insights as to users logging in, payment transactions, etc.
4.3.2 Analytics cookies
One of the many marketing services I offer is the tracking and the user experience your clients have when they’re using your own site. Knowing that Tracking and Analytics are one of my biggest service sellers, you can see why this would be important to me too. Consumer behaviour is massive and you should never underestimate it!
I also need to understand how you use my site, and that includes me understanding how efficiently you’re able to navigate through it, plus what features you use.
By using analytics cookies, I can create a better picture of how you’re interacting with JaymesPayten.com. By seeing the bigger picture, I’m then in a position to make changes to my site that will improve it, but more importantly, see you enjoy and experience it better.
4.3.3 Functionality cookies
It’s great when you can save certain features on a website and then get to use all those features when you login the next time you’re on the site, right? Of course it is. That’s the beauty of functionality cookies as they help me personalise my site to your preferences. In some cases, functionality cookies can fall under the strictly necessary cookies category.
4.3.4 Targeting cookies
It’s super-important for me to know when and how often you visit my website, but more importantly, which parts of it you’ve used. When I start to build a picture of the pages you’ve visited, as well as which links you have visited, I begin to see if I’m doing a good job or not.
Just like the analytics cookies, targeting cookies really do help me better understand you as a person. As I mentioned earlier, consumer behaviour is huge, and if I can gauge (that’s gage to my US-based friends) ‘what you like’, ‘what you don’t like’, ‘where I can improve’, and so on, I’m doing a great job.
By using these targeting cookies, I can continue to make JaymesPayten.com and my ads a lot more relevant to you and your interests, whether they’re personal interests in the latest marketing trends, or business oriented interests in how to boost your online and offline marketing skills. But even more importantly, these cookies help me understand how you came to my site. Did I advertise my podcast ‘Disrupt or Disappear’ on an app, or did you read an article which mentioned just how awesome it was, and then clicked over to my site to find out more? You see how important this cookie is?
4.3.5 Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies aren’t placed on your computer by me personally, but rather by third-party companies that provide services to both you and me. When it comes to third-party cookies, they might be used by ad companies and services so that they can dish you up superbly tailored ads to you on my website. I’m very selective as to the ads I display on my site, and there aren’t a lot of them.
In other instances, some third-party companies and services provide me with analytical data. These cookies work in the same way as the analytics cookies I talked about in point 4.3.2.
4.3.6 Persistent cookies
When it comes to the cookies I’ve talked about so far, I like to put them into the ‘persistent cookie’. If you’re wondering what persistent cookies are, then I can tell you that they’re the type of cookie that sticks around on your computer for a predetermined period, and more importantly, these persistent cookies are then activated each time you come to JaymesPayten.com.
4.3.7 Session cookies
Just like the persistent cookies, any of the cookies I’ve been rambling on about thus far might also be viewed as a ‘session cookie’. Some like to call them ‘temporary cookies’, as session cookies are temporary in that they only stick around on your computer from the point at which you visit my website. They then die a cold hard death when you close down your browser, e.g. Google Chrome, Apple’s Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or dear we say it, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or Edge. You don’t use those Microsoft browsers, do you? If you do, you, please stop. Stop now!
Anyway, session cookies are deleted when you close down your browser.
4.4 What cookies does JaymesPayten.com use, and how long do the cookies I use on my site stick around on your computer?
I’ve created a table below that shows you that cookies on my site aren’t permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.
4.4.1 First-party cookies
This table shows you which first-party cookies I’ve developed, and might be placed onto your computer when you visit my website:
|Cookie Name||What Purpose does it Serve||When does it Expire||Is it Strictly Necessary|
As you can see, I don’t yet have any first-party cookies. I’m currently developing one that will keep track of your preferences, but that won’t be launched until I’ve added a client area to JaymesPayten.com. I’ll leave the table there though because that’s how I roll…
4.4.2 Third-party cookies
This table actually has some info in it. Yay! That’s because this table shows you which third-party cookies I’m using. There’s a good chance that some of the cookies mentioned in the table below might be placed onto your computer when you visit my website:
|Cookie Name||What Purpose does it Serve||When does it Expire||Who’s the Provider||Is it Strictly Necessary|
|_dc_gtm_UA GTM-P7N45T2||This is a Google Tag Manager snippet or cookie and it enables me to deploy a host of website tags in a single place. Check out GTM as it’s fab! I also offer the best GTM service found anywhere on the interweb!||Persistent — 10 minutes||Google Analytics, Google Inc.||No|
|_ga||Google Analytics (GA) is a website traffic tracking service that’s owned and operated by Google. I also provide an outstanding Google Analytics service too.||Persistent — 2 years||Google Analytics, Google Inc.||No|
|_gid||Google Analytics (GA) is a website traffic tracking service that’s owned and operated by Google.||Persistent — 1 day||Google Analytics, Google Inc.||No|
Here at JaymesPayten.com, I use what I believe to be the very best analytics data recording software in the world, Google Analytics. Google Analytics, or GA for short, is provided free of charge by Google. Now, when I’m talking about website analytics, I’m talking about tracking the usage of my visitors to my site.
GA provides a set of tools to collect and analyse visitor behaviour on my site, and it does this by providing me with anonymous usage information. Therefore, I have no idea what the users’ personal data is, e.g. first name, last name, email address, favourite colour, best sexual position, etc. GA does allow me to better understand how my site is used though. In the deep, dark hours of the night, I sit down at my desk (the couch) along with Suzie (my cat) and analyse the data presented by GA. It’s these numbers that give me a clearer picture as to what is going on with my site, and by understanding this, I can then get to work on improving my site, as well as the products and services I offer through it.
You don’t have to allow me to use this cookie, and can stop this cookie from loading if you configure your browser settings. I hope you do allow my site to use this cookie as it definitely doesn’t pose any risk to your privacy whatsoever. As I said above, all it does is allow me to continue to work hard to please you. The better user experience you receive, the higher the chance that you’ll buy my content marketing services. The more content marketing services you buy, the more sales you’ll make, and it’ll allow me to buy Suzie the yacht that she’s been eyeing up these last few months. Everyone wins 😊.
5.0 Consent & Control
5.1 Giving your consent to allow me to place cookies on your computer
When you came to JaymesPayten.com, you saw the pop-up appear in the footer which asked for your consent to allow me to place my first-party and third-party cookies on your computer. No cookies will be placed on your computer until you give your consent.
By giving JaymesPayten.com your consent, you’re allowing me to place cookies on your computer, which then presents me with data on how you interact with my site. As I’ve said throughout this JaymesPayten.com Cookies Policy, by allowing me to place cookies on your computer, you’re also giving me the opportunity to provide you with the very best browsing experience, which I think I’ve spoken enough about up till this point. Plus you’re also allowing me offer you products and services that you’re going to love, and more importantly need. It’s your prerogative to deny consent to me placing cookies, but even if you do deny your consent, I’m within my rights to still place strictly necessary cookies. By denying your consent, I am obliged to tell you that certain features of JaymesPayten.com might not function as they’re supposed to.
5.2 Controlling cookies
You can control the usage of the cookies I’m placing on your computer by enabling and/ or disabling cookies in your browser. Most browsers allow you to choose if you want to disable all cookies or just the third-party cookies, and by default, they accept all cookies.
If you want more help on how to enable or disable cookies in your browser, check out the help documentation in your browser. If you’re using Google Chrome, simply hit F1 and the help page should open in a new tab. You can also check out the documentation in the links I’ve added below for you.
5.2.1 Internet browser help documentation
I’ve put the following table together so that you can check out the documentation of your browser when it comes to enabling and disabling cookies. I hope that you allow my cookies as they digitally taste great 😂.
|Internet Browser||Documentation Link|
|Google Chrome – Android||https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en|
|Safari – for the Mac||https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?viewlocale=en_GB&locale=en_GB|
|Safari – for the iPhone & iPad||https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265|
|Microsoft Internet Explorer||https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer|
6.0 Changes to the JaymesPayten.com Cookies Policy
As time goes by, updated tech is developed, and that tech can also refer to cookies. The change in the way cookies are baked can affect this Cookies Policy. If there are changes to either my first-party or third-party cookies, or even Cookie Law itself, I’ll be updating this Cookies Policy. In fact, you can see the last time I updated this policy as it’s got the update date just below the title.
Any changes I make to my Cookies Policy are binding the instance you first use my website. Those binding changes affect any changes I make to this policy. I’m really not a fan of the word ‘binding’, but it’s a legal term, and I need to use it. As it’s a word I need to use, I strongly advise you to check out this Cookies Policy from time to time.
My intention was to make this policy (and all my policies) funny as I think it’s high time people smiled as they digested legal jargon like this policy. If I’ve done my job right, then you’ve chuckled, laughed, or at the very least smiled. If you’ve felt disgusted at the ‘best sexual position’ bit, trust me, you’re not alone. Most of the emails I receive aren’t about sales, but about that phrase. Liven up people!
Here’s another bit of legal jargon I need to talk to you about:
In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookies Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
There you have it folks!
7.0 More info
If you’d like to find out some more info on how I use our cookies, simply drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.