Cookie Policy

This is the Cookie Policy for Serious Designs, accessible from https://www.serious-designs.co.uk

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Forms related cookies

    When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

  • Security cookies
    Our website is protected by WordFence against security breaches and other security-related threats. WordFence uses Cookies to operate correctly. The cookie information is below:

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    What it does: This cookie is used by the Wordfence firewall to perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded.

    Who gets this cookie: This is only set for users that are able to log into WordPress.

    How this cookie helps: This cookie allows the Wordfence firewall to detect logged in users and allow them increased access. It also allows Wordfence to detect non-logged in users and restrict their access to secure areas. The cookie also lets the firewall know what level of access a visitor has to help the firewall make smart decisions about who to allow and who to block.

    wf_loginalerted_(hash)
    What it does: This cookie is used to notify the Wordfence admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location.

    Who gets this cookie: This is only set for administrators.

    How this cookie helps: This cookie helps site owners know whether there has been an admin login from a new device or location.

    wfCBLBypass
    What it does: Wordfence offers a feature for a site visitor to bypass country blocking by accessing a hidden URL. This cookie helps track who should be allowed to bypass country blocking.

    Who gets this cookie: When a hidden URL defined by the site admin is visited, this cookie is set to verify the user can access the site from a country restricted through country blocking. This will be set for anyone who knows the URL that allows bypass of standard country blocking. This cookie is not set for anyone who does not know the hidden URL to bypass country blocking.

    How this cookie helps: This cookie gives site owners a way to allow certain users from blocked countries, even though their country has been blocked.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use additional cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • Wordfence (as outlined above)
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the Cookies Policy Template Generator and the WebTerms Generator.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

  • Email: seriousdesigns@btinternet.com