Policy Notice

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file stored temporary on your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it, why we sometimes need to store these cookies and how you can prevent these cookies from being stored.

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.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Automattic’s privacy page. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Even after all the improvements to social media, we believe an email is the most personal way to stay in touch. We use a third-party email service, MailChimp, as our marketing platform. By subscribing to our newsletter, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at [email protected] We will treat your information with respect. No sharing your details with others, just nice emails.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience.

These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Affiliate Links

We use affiliate links on the Art Supplies and Books pages, and from time to time, in our blog posts.

An affiliate link is a specific URL that contains a short sting added to the URL (e.g. http://website.com?1234_lounge). These links let our partners know that you came from this site. We make a small percentage on any purchases you may make. Using them is a small way you can support the website.


Our website address now sports a nifty padlock ? because we use secure server software (SSL) encryption for data entered on the site.

More Information

That’s it. Quite simple really. But if you do have any questions, you can always get in touch at [email protected]