Cookie Policy

‘In My Yard’ is committed to protecting all personal information that it holds and complies with all applicable privacy and data protection laws openly and transparently. This commitment includes compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 as implemented in the UK as part of the Data Protection Act 2018.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer, mobile phone, or any other internet-enabled device by a web server when you visit a website. These often include a unique identifier. Cookies help make sites work efficiently and analyse web traffic to provide business and marketing information, to enable developers to make informed decisions on the advancement of websites.

Overall, our cookies help us to provide you with a better service by allowing us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us any access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, but this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

In summary, our cookies will:

• Allow the Website to work correctly, and help keep it secure;
• Help us understand how you use the site;
• Improve your experience by remembering information that you have provided to us;
• Help you by showing you information that's relevant to you.

Changing Cookie Settings

If you wish to change your cookie settings, then you can do this through your browser settings. Each browser works differently, so an excellent place to start is by searching 'cookie settings' in your browser's help section. However, changing your cookie settings to block some or all of our cookies may affect how well the Website performs for you.

Your Consent

By choosing to use the Website, you're consenting to the use of the cookies that the site delivers. You can, at any time, change your cookie settings using the options available in your browser settings.

What Cookies do we use?

Websites use lots of different cookies, each with different purposes. We have divided the cookies that we use into the distinct categories of necessary cookies, performance cookies, third-party cookies and targeting/advertising cookies. These are detailed below:

Necessary cookies

These cookies ensure the Website operates as you would expect. If you choose to block them, then we can't guarantee the site will perform as intended.

Performance Cookies

These cookies help us to improve the way the Website operates, telling us how visitors use each page, and which pages they view most often. They are also used to record any errors should they occur for diagnostic purposes.

Where Google Analytics is used to collect visitor statistics to improve the Website, a relevant data processing agreement is in place with Google. There is no exchange of data with other Google services, and any IP addresses collected are anonymised. If you prefer blocking the Analytics script completely, you can download an opt-out plugin for Google Analytics here. This plugin will exclude your visit from the statistics of all websites using Google Analytics.

Examples of the information we may collect include:

• What content our visitors view, their browsing actions and how they use the Website;
• When visitors use the Website;
• What leads people to the Website;
• What technology of visitors use to access the Website;
• The general geographical location of the visitors to the Website;
• Identifiers such as IP address that may allow the linking of information collected to an individual.

Our performance cookies allow us to:

• Understand how the Website is used so we can make improvements for our customers;
• Measure the performance of the Website;
• Test different versions of the Website;
• Understand what devices, browsers, and technologies we should design the Website to support;
• Track any visitor trends that may help us to plan for the future.

Our performance cookies won't:

• Store any personal information on your device beyond details of your current visit to the Website.

Third-Party Cookies

Cookies may be provided by third parties who deliver functionality embedded within the Website and are necessary for the correct operation of this functionality. Please note, while we are responsible for inserting these links into the Website pages, these websites, and the personal data that they collect from you are outside of our control. They will have separate privacy policies and user data collection mechanisms. We cannot accept responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of these third-party websites, and your use of these sites must be at your own risk.

The Website also includes Social Interaction links (including Facebook and Twitter); these third-party social networking companies do not deliver cookies unless you specifically choose to select the link and navigate to their website. We do not control any cookies that you may receive once you have navigated to such external sites. We advise that you check their cookie policies before selecting a link.

Targeting and Advertising Cookies

We may use Google AdWords to manage advertising on the Website using cookies provided by Google. These specially designed cookies gather information from you and your web browsing device to display advertisements on relevant topics that may be of interest to you. Advertisers use these cookies to gather the information to share with other advertisers. They do this to measure the performance of their advertisements. These cookies also build user profiles from each visit to the Website to gather statistics on the performance of the ads that can carry across many sites. We specifically use targeting cookies to display customised content for you.

You can choose to disable advertising cookies entirely or by disabling adverts from specific companies. This action will not disable the display of adverts on the internet but will prevent them from being tailored to your interests or preferences. You can set your advertising preferences via this external website:

Our targeting and advertising cookies allow us to:

• Track referrals to the Website from third-party companies;
• Deliver content that may be more relevant to you, based on your browsing history.

Our targeting and advertising cookies won't:

• Share or record any personal information about you.