Cookie Policy

Kari Sellars Photography Cookie Policy

The cookie policy for Kari Sellars Photography is outlined in this document. Throughout this document, the terms ‘I’, ‘me’or ‘my’, refer to Kari Sellars Photography and should be read in conjunction with our privacy policy and our terms and conditions outlined on my website.

The website for ‘Kari Sellars Photography’ can be found by typing www.karisellars.com into your web browser.

This policy was last updated on 23rd November 2018.

This document outlines my cookie policy, what cookies are, their use and how they affect you when you are using the Internet. My website uses different cookies and therefore it is important that you understand this policy.

By continuing to search through our website (www.karisellars.com) you are agreeing to the terms of my cookie policy.

Occasionally I may need to update or make changes to my cookie policy or amend the types of cookies used within my website.  My cookie policy, privacy policy and terms and conditions can all be updated without giving notice to users of my website, therefore it is advisable to ensure the you keep up-to-date with my policies to ensure you agree with any changes that may have been made.

By continuing to use my website, you are therefore agreeing to my policies.

What are cookies?
Each time you visit a website, small text files are downloaded onto your computer or mobile device, these files are called ‘cookies’

Cookies will recognise a visitors computer or device each time they visit a particular website and stores this information for analytical purposes.  Cookies are not viruses, their main objective is to enhance the experience of website use.

Cookies can enable particular features of a website, which cannot be used without accepting the cookie policy of the website.  Cookies can provide analytical data that can assist the company that owns the website by highlighting improvements that can be made to make the website more user friendly. Cookies can also allow the visitor to save preferences and information so they do not need to keep re-entering this information each time they visit the website.

Consenting to cookies
When you visit my website (s), cookies are automatically placed on your computer or your mobile device.  By clicking ‘I consent to cookies’ which will appear in the pop-up at the bottom of your screen, you will be consenting to allow this to happen.  If you do not consent, you may still use the website but certain features may not work.

Due to data protection, it is important that you read this cookie policy before you consent. By reading this policy, it will help you understand what you are consenting to and you will be able to make an informed decision on whether you agree, and consent to my cookie policy.

If you do not consent to cookies being installed on your computer or mobile device, please ensure you turn OFF your cookies in your computer settings.  By turning off your cookies, you will still be able to use the website, however certain functions may not be available.

If you do not consent to my cookie policy, it is advisable and your responsibility to stop using my website until you have manually switched off your cookies in your computer settings (I have outlined how this can be done below). By continuing to use my website, even if you do not click ‘I consent to cookies’ in the pop up, you will automatically provide consent of our cookie policy as you are actively continuing to use my website.

Managing your cookie settings

Many of the different internet browsers, such as Microsoft Chrome, or Safari (Apple’s own internet browser, will automatically store cookies on a computer or mobile device.

Many browsers, such as Safari, which is an Apple computers browser or Microsoft’s Chrome browser, will store cookies, such as my websites, in designated files on a computer, mobile phone or other device. These files can be deleted and your browser should be able to explain how to do this. In addition your browser will usually provide an option to remove or turn off cookies.

Alternatively, you can normally go to the ‘Help’ section of the browser you use, which should be able to assist you with the removal, or turning off of cookies.

Please remember that by removing or turning off cookies you may affect how my website functions on your device, including the speed at which it operates and you may even restrict your ability to use my website at all.

For more detailed information about how to manage your cookies and how to turn them off, visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/

How long does a cookie stay on my device?

A ‘session cookie’ will only be active during the website visit. When the closes their web browser, the cookie will be removed.

A ‘persistent cookie’ will stay on the users device for a specified duration, then it will expire. Each time the user opens the browser and accesses a website, the cookie will be activated.

Different types of cookies

Cookies can be divided into four general categories, which have different purposes and features.

  • Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required to make a website work. They can also enable features that users have specifically asked for, such as those which allow people to shop online.

  • Performance and analytical cookies

These cookies assist in understanding how a website is being used, the number of visitors, and which pages they visit. This information can then be used to improve the website, for instance, by improving navigation.

Some of the most common types of performance cookies found on websites are those used for Google Analytics. The only personal information collected by these cookies is your IP address, which is effectively anonymous and will only be used to differentiate between visitors.

  • Functionality cookies

These cookies will remember any choices that you make when you visit a website. This means your preferences will be automatically stored until your next visit to improve your experience.

  • Targeting or Advertising cookies

These cookies collect information about a user’s behavior and are often used to assist with advertising. These cookies are sometimes third-party cookies (see below).

Third-party cookies

A third-party cookie is a type of cookie which is installed on a user’s device by a website from a different domain name than the actual website the user is visiting. Third-party cookies are installed for similar purposes as normal cookies. Advertisers often use them to track browsing history.

Some browsers will block certain third party cookies automatically. Also, the privacy settings in your browser should allow you to block these cookies. (See our ‘managing your cookie settings’ section below)

For more detailed information about cookies and the various types in use, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/

The Cookies this website uses and what they are used for
The aim of my website is to be as user friendly as possible, from time to time, I like to analyse the traffic through my website in order to ascertain how to improve its functionality. The 3 types of cookies that my website uses are ‘Strictly Necessary, Performance & Analytical and Functionality cookies’. These allow me to ensure and continually maintain compatibility with the different browsers and operating systems that are used to visit my website. They also allow me to compile and analyse statistical website reports in respect of website activity and usability. They are NOT able to access or store any of your personal information, their function is merely to understand website traffic trends.