Our Privacy Statement

Privacy and what it mean’s to you our clients

Iain Poole Photography is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices and your options regarding the ways in which your personal data is used. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to our processing please contact us at iain@iainpoole.com

Information collected

Iain Poole Photography collects the details provided by you on registration together with information we learn about you from your use of our service and your visits to our web site and other sites accessible from them. We also collect information about the transactions you undertake but as we use PayPal to receive funds we do not hold any details of payment cards used.

We may collect additional information in connection with your participation in any promotions or competitions offered by us and information you provide when giving us feedback or completing profile forms. We also monitor customer traffic patterns and site use which enables us to improve the service we provide

Use of your information and your preferences

We will use your information to provide and personalise our service. We will also use your contact details to communicate with you. We may use your information to send you offers and news about IainPoole.com group products and services or those of other carefully selected companies  which we think may be of interest to you. We may contact you by post, email, telephone or fax for these purposes.

Other web sites
Our web site may contain links to other web sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.


What are COOKIES!!!

(1) About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies.

A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

(2) Our cookies

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website. This site uses WordPress which uses a number of cookies related to user logons, commenting and subscriptions.

We may send to you some or all of the following cookies:

(a)  PHPSESSID – We will use this standard session cookie to identify each client using the site. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.

(b) CatAccCookies – The first time you visit our website you are presented with a notification to designate the use of cookies. Once you click the “OK” button the notification disappears. This cookie is used to stop the cookie notification from displaying every time a new session is started.

These apply to logged-in users:

(c) WP-settings-1,3 – WordPress uses this persistent cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

(d) WP-settings-time-1,3 – WordPress uses this persistent cookie to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

(e) WordPress_test_cookie – WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie checks whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.

(f) If you comment on an article on this website, WordPress uses the following cookies: comment_author,comment_author_email, comment_author_url. WordPress sets these cookies for convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment.

Domain: www.iainpoole.com

(3) Third party and analytics cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Our advertisers / service providers  may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:

(a) to track your browser across multiple websites;

(b) to build a profile of your web surfing; and

(c) to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Third party and analytics cookies include the following:


Where Twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies as of August 2013, so the below is based on our research.

Twitter uses the following cookies –

  • Guest_id – this persistent cookie is set by Twitter when you load any of our pages that include a list of “Latest Tweets”
  • _utma – this persistent cookie stores the amount of visits (for each visitor), the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.
  • _utmv -this persistent tracking cookie is created when Twitter’s “Follow Button” is clicked.
  • Twll –these cookies are created by Twitter, they let the website know if you’ve logged in to your Twitter account. In this case they are in evidence because the ‘Tweet’ button is being used on the website.
  • remember_checked and remember_checked_on – these are   targeting/advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They remember that you have visited a website and this data is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Note: Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies as of  10 August 2013. Please consult the Twitter privacy policy for more information: http://twitter.com/privacy.

Domain: www.twitter.com


Google uses the following cookies –

  • _utma – This session cookie is used by Google Analytics to track user count of visits to a site, when a first visit was, and a last visit.
  • _utmb – This persistent cookie is used by Google Analytics to track exactly when a user visits a site.
  • _utmc ,- this session cookie is used by Google Analytics to track exactly when a user leaves a site.
  • _utmz – This persistent cookie is used by Google Analytics to track how a user got to this site (where from), what link was used, what part of the world.
  • PREF – this persistent cookie is set by Google Maps when you visit any of our pages which includes an embedded Google Map.
  • GAPS – this session cookie is set by Google to track usage of their products and services.
  • HSID, SSID, APISID, SAPISID, SSID, OTZ, BEAT. We have a Google+1 button on the site which enables users of Google’s social network to share our content with other people. If you are not a Google+1 user then this button will not set these cookies on your machine on our website.
  • NID – this persistent cookie is used by Google to track usage of their products and services.
  • SNID – this persistent cookie is used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them such as our CONTACT page.

Domains: www.google.comapis.google.co.uk


Facebook uses the following cookies –

  • Lu – this persistent cookie is set the first time a browser visits facebook.com. It is used to pre-fill the user’s email address into the login field.
  • Datr – Facebook use this persistent cookie to help identify suspicious login activity.
  • C_user – Every Facebook user has a unique ID. This is stored in this persistent cookie and is used by Facebook chat for sending and receiving instant message.
  • Act – this session cookie stores a UNIX timestamp used to measure and optimise the speed of the site.
  • Csm, Fr, S, (Persistent cookies) Presence, P (session cookies). We have a Facebook like button on the site which enables visitors to share links on the site with their friends and colleagues. If you use Facebook then cookies may be set or retrieved by Facebook which can track your usage, even if you don’t click the Like button. If you don’t have a Facebook account then Facebook wont be able to track your activity.

Domain: www.facebook.com

(4) Cookies and personal information

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

(5) Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;

(b) in Firefox (version 16) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and

(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

For more information on cookies including how to block them please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.

(6) Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);

(b) in Firefox (version 16), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

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