Cookies are small files that are placed onto your computer by websites that you visit. They are used to make websites work, to improve efficiency of websites, to improve the user’s experience and to provide usage information on websites. This information should make your website visits more productive by storing and using information on your website preferences and habits.
Your web browser can choose whether or not to accept cookies. Most web browser software is initially set up to accept them.
We may offer cookies to you and you should ensure that your web browser is set up to not accept cookies if you do not wish to receive them. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to aboutcookies.org. We use the following cookies:
Essential Cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to use online forms.
Analytical Cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Marketing Cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies also record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and communications sent more relevant to your interests.
By continuing to use this site, you are accepting our use of these cookies that make communications more relevant to you and your interests, and further help us to improve the site.
Google Analytics Cookies
Google Analytics is a website monitoring tool that allows users to see volumes of website visitors, their source, and to analyse how the content of their website is viewed and navigated. This in turn allows optimisation of the content and pages on www.writersbureau.com and the marketing programmes that drive traffic to the website. Google analytics does not store any personal information about website visitors, but does use persistent cookies to identify repeat visitors. You may universally opt-out of all Google Analytics tracking used by all websites by visiting: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Email Marketing Post-Click Tracking Cookies
These cookies are used to report on the pages of www.writersbureau.com that have been viewed by visitors to the site who have followed links from our email marketing campaigns. This analysis helps us to understand additional content that is viewed by the contacts in our database and therefore allows us to improve and tailor future campaigns to those contacts’ specific areas of interest.
Third Party Website Widgets
We also embed some page elements from trusted third parties so that we can provide you with features like interactive maps, buttons and videos. These make our website more interesting for you, however, be aware that most of these come with their own cookies. They are:
Since we do not control these cookies, we cannot guarantee what they do. But we are confident that they value your privacy just as much as we do. In many cases, the cookies are used to generate the same kind of information as Google Analytics (see above) and often use Google Analytics, so opting-out of Google Analytics will also opt you out of these cookies.
You can opt out of Google analytics and other Google services here.
You can control how Facebook tracks your behaviour online here.
You can control how Twitter handles your personal information here.
You can opt out of ShareThis tracking here.
While we would love to offer a cookie-free version of our site, we simply do not have the resources to provide and maintain one. Unfortunately, if you are really anti-cookie the only option is to not use our site. You can remove any cookies we have already put on your machine within your browser settings - pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete may work in many cases.