Cookie Policy

To enhance your browsing experience on my website I (also referred to as me or my in this policy) may set cookies on your (also referred to as you) device. Https:// (the ‘Site’) uses cookies or similar technologies. Your consent to my use of cookies is in accordance with the terms of this Cookie Policy. My Cookie Policy is reviewed every 12 months, unless any changes dictate that it needs reviewing earlier. This Cookie Policy was last updated in November 2021.

1. What is a cookie?

A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive when you visit some websites or web applications. It records how you move around a website so that when you revisit that website your browsing device is recognised, and it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and customising areas of online content that is more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies can also be used for advertising and marketing purposes. This helps me to develop and improve my website as well as my services in response to what you might want.

Nearly all websites use them to make them work more efficiently and they do no harm to your system. Some expire at the end of your session (session cookies) these are only stored on your computer during your current web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Others will remain on your computer for longer (persistent cookies) and these are stored as a text file on your computer which remains there when you close your 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.  

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time; however, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) then you may not be able to access all or parts of my site.

2. Cookie categories

First party cookies are cookies that are set by the website you’re visiting and only that website can read them.

Third party cookies – are cookies that are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. From time to time Twelv Events Alliance may contain content from other sites, which may set their own cookies. Also, if you share a link from my website to a third party then the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. I have no control over third-party cookies.

The types of cookies used on websites or web applications can be put into 1 of 4 categories, based on GDPR regulations –

  • Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow webshops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies. While it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user
  • Preferences cookies — Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in
  • Statistics cookies — Also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited
  • Marketing cookies — These cookies track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organisations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance

The table below explains the cookies I use and why.

Cookie Name


Further information




To test whether the browser accepts cookies and to provide an appropriate user experience



These cookies are set by your browser to protect users against unknown intrusive sites and to notify you or take action when you enter one. Visitors can turn these cookies off by turning off the ‘safe browser’ mode


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Social media cookies

I use social media cookies. These are used to allow you to easily to share my content and easily integrate my site into your social networks if you wish to do so.



Contact cookie form

This cookie is essential for the contact form




Google analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use my site. I use the information to compile reports and to help me improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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1 year


Cookie banner

This cookie is used to control the appearance of the cookies information banner. This cookie is set on arrival to the site by default. It expires after a set time and is not set again unless a user changes their cookie settings.

1 year


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