Privacy Policy

How We Use Cookies

Like many websites we use cookies to store and then retrieve small bits of information on your computer when you visit. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience.

Some of the information stored is put there by other companies whose software we have added to the site, and this can also impact your experience of other websites you may visit after leaving ours.

If you continue to use this site without taking action to prevent the storage of this information, you are effectively agreeing to this use.

If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, including how to stop them being stored by your computer, please visit Cookiepedia – all about cookies.

If you want to manage the cookies from your browser, please follow the instructions from Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Opera. (For Mobile versions: Google Chrome Mobile, Microsoft Edge Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, Safari Mobile.)

Below is a list of the different types of cookies used on this site, and an explanation of what they are used for. If you would like any more information, please get in touch.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

    • __cfduid. Duration: 364 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.cloudflare.com). Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.
    • __cfduid. Duration: 364 days (Persistent Cookie). First Party Cookie (.xaviergimeno.net). Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.
    • _icl_visitor_lang_js. Duration: 1 day (Persistent Cookie). First Party Cookie (.xaviergimeno.net). Session and customization cookie created by the WPML plugin allowing WordPress to manage multilingual content. This cookie is used for saving the user’s browser language to show by default the site in the browser language (if available on the web application).
    • _icl_current_language. Duration: 1 day (Persistent Cookie). First Party Cookie (.xaviergimeno.net). Session and customization cookie created by the WPML plugin. This cookie is in charge of saving the language in which the user has chosen to view the web. Overrides the value of the previous cookie.
    • wpml_browser_redirect_test. Duration: 0 days (Persistent Cookie). First Party Cookie (.xaviergimeno.net). This cookie is used by the WPML multilingual plugin to automatically redirect visitors according to the browser language.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

    • _gat. Duration: 0 days. First Party Cookie (.xaviergimeno.net). This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
    • _ga. Duration: 730 days (Persistent Cookie). First Party Cookie (.xaviergimeno.net). This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

    • __atuvs. Duration: 0 days. First Party Cookie (www.xaviergimeno.net). The __atuvs cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users. More about that cookie.
    • __atuvc. Duration: 731 days (Persistent Cookie). First Party Cookie (www.xaviergimeno.net). The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users. More about that cookie.
    • uuid2. Duration: 90 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.adnxs.com). This cookie contains a unique randomly-generated value that enables AddThis to distinguish browsers and devices. More about that cookie.
    • UIDR. Duration: 720 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.scorecardresearch.com). Cookie used by AddThis to analyse how large their audience is.
    • sess. Duration: 1 day (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.adnxs.com). The sess cookie contains a single non-unique value: “1”. It is used by AddThis to test whether a browser is configured to accept cookies from AppNexus. More about that cookie.
    • loc. Duration: 731 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.addthis.com). This is a geo-location cookie used by the AddThis share plugin.
    • dt. Duration: 30 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.addthis.com). AddThis uses this date tracking cookie for determining expiration of other cookies.
    • di2. Duration: 730 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.addthis.com). AddThis uses this date tracking cookie for determining expiration of other cookies.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

They do not store any personally identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

    • bt. Duration: 730 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.addthis.com). AddThis uses this cookie. It tracks which of the social networking options you use (email a friend, send to Facebook, etc.). This information is only collected in aggregate form so we can tell which are the most popular tools.
    • vc. Duration: 730 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.addthis.com). AddThis uses this cookie. It tracks which of the social networking options you use (email a friend, send to Facebook, etc.). This information is only collected in aggregate form so we can tell which are the most popular tools.
    • uvc. Duration: 731 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.addthis.com). AddThis uses this cookie to measure how often an AddThis user is seen. Also it is used in recording user sharing and social activity.
    • uuidc. Duration: 365 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.mathtag.com). This cookie collects information about how visitors interact with our marketing and website. It doesn’t allow to identify a visitor. All the information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve how the website works.
    • uuid. Duration: 393 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.mathtag.com). This cookie collects information about how visitors interact with our marketing and website. It doesn’t allow to identify a visitor. All the information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve how the website works.
    • um. Duration: 730 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.addthis.com). AddThis tracking cookie.
    • uit. Duration: 1 day (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.addthis.com). AddThis uses this cookie. It tracks which of the social networking options you use (email a friend, send to Facebook, etc.). This information is only collected in aggregate form so we can tell which are the most popular tools.
    • uid. Duration: 730 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.addthis.com). User id and login time tracking cookie used by AddThis.
    • UID. Duration: 720 days (Persistent Cookie). Third Party Cookie (.scorecardresearch.com). User id and login time tracking cookie used by AddThis.

Information We Collect

Should you send us an email via the contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

How We Use Your Information

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter (“Blog Updates”). If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

Disclosure of Your Information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email Opt-Out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails. You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters (“Blog Updates”).

How To Contact Us

If you have any queries relating to our cookie or privacy policy, please use the contact form on this site to contact us.