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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of my website.

How do I use cookies?

I use cookies to track your use of my website. This enables me to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using my website. This helps me to develop and improve my website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:

  • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
  • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. I use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on my website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies enable me to monitor and improve the performance of my website. For example, they allow me to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow my website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, I may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
Tess Cooper

Andrea organised my website, included an interactive quiz and made it possible for me to do my own editing. She was patient and thorough when assessing my needs and training me in the use of various IT tools. Beautiful web site which brings work and compliments, reasonably priced, reliably delivered.

Andrea is always available for help and advice. i have great pleasure in recommending her services.

Tess CooperDirectorWorcester Hypnotherapy
Dr Hilary Dyer

I contacted Andrea after having been seriously let down by a Worcester computing company, which left me without a website for a month. Andrea came to the rescue and thankfully had a slot available to design and launch a new website for me.

I can highly recommend Andrea as your local website designer in Worcestershire – or beyond. Hugely talented, and with a real flair for her work, she has given my business the web presence it needs. Enquiries from potential clients are now flowing in from my website once again. Thank you so much Andrea.

Dr Hilary DyerConsultant Educational Psychologist
Anne Dancey

I wanted to revamp my website and do this in support of local business. Choosing Andrea at Giraffical was the perfect decision.

From initial concept to final implementation, she has propelled my medical practice into the future with supreme confidence. Critically, she has also crafted a unique online patient review element which furthers our own altmetrics on business performance. All of this has been underpinned by stylish design, tech-friendly verve and her own charismatic good humour, patience and trust.

Without reservation, Giraffical has delivered the perfect solution and with great value for money.

Anne DanceyPlastic SurgeonAdvanced Aesthetic Surgery Ltd
Andy Hopwood

Andrea worked tirelessly to give us the results that we desired. Great knowledge, great value and fantastic results! I thoroughly recommend Andrea and Giraffical.

Andy HopwoodFounder & Chief Instructor of HOPWOOD Free Fighting Academy™Hopwood International

It’s been a pleasure working with Andrea and we’re really happy with the design and flexibility of our new Website. The result was above and beyond what we expected. I have no hesitation in recommending Giraffical, Great Job!

Mark Haden65bit Software
Sharon Hopwood

Andrea cares about her clients. She’s creative, talented and hard-working. A gem of a find. Cannot recommend this lady highly enough.

Sharon HopwoodAuthorHopwood Toons