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Cookie Policy

Welcome to the official website of Leighton Dean, the author ("we," "us," "our"). Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use, and protect any information that you provide when you use this website.

Cookie Policy

We use technologies on TheWriteDean (the Site) to collect information that helps us improve your online experience. In this Cookie Policy, we refer to these technologies, which include cookies, pixels, web beacons and gifs, collectively as cookies. This policy explains the different types of cookies used on the Site and how you can control them. We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please take a look at the last effective date at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site. Any personal information that we collect through the use of cookies is obtained through transparent notice to you and through your consent. Where applicable, we provide you with the opportunity to opt out. We hope that this Cookie Policy helps you understand, and feel more confident about, our use of cookies. Please also see our Privacy Policy to understand the other ways in which we use information we collect about you.


What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g. by remembering your user preferences).


How do you control cookies?

You may refuse to accept cookies from this Site at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.

We also provide information below on how to opt-out of third party cookies that operate on our website.


What cookies do we use?

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and/or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. We utilize a minimum number of cookies to operate the website, primarily for logged in / administrative users.

Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular. We utilize the following third party that uses cookies on our website to gather information:

Google Analytics - Google Analytics is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping to understand how you use the site and ways that I  can improve your experience. For more information about how they use and secure your data, please visit Note Google offers a download for your browser that will block the use of Google Analytics on all websites.

Tracking cookies: These cookies allow me to track the activity of users within my website. I use this information to target messaging.

Facebook - We utilize the Facebook Pixel to assist in developing targeted advertising on Facebook. We receive no user specific information from this reporting. Facebook's privacy information can be at

Marketing cookies: These are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. We utilize the following third party that uses cookies on our website to gather information:

Amazon - I participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Specific product mentions will always be noted as an "affiliate link". We often have an amazon advertisement running on our website as well which also works as an affiliate link. Amazon utilizes cookies to personalize the items offered to you. Note that your prices are not impacted by utilizing the affiliate links, but we are paid a commission for any purchases you make. Amazon's privacy notice can be found here.

Apple - I participate in the Apple Services Partnerize Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to, iTunes, and affiliated sites. Apple's privacy notice can be found here.

Other Third Parties - Other third parties provide services on our website and utilize cookies.

Last Updated: 30th July 2023

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