Privacy Statement:  How we use Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

You can decline the cookies used on this site using your web browser if you wish, but it may affect your experience. You can learn more about cookies at You can opt out of Google Analytics here.

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Functional Cookies

This Website Will:

  • Track the pages you visits via Google Analytics

Targeting Cookies

This Website Will:

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook (If available)
  • Allow you to share pages via Add This (If available)

This website will not

  • Share any personal information with third parties.

This is my policy page for, it gives you details on how I collect, use, and protect your data when you visit my website or otherwise interact with my website.

I may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting the updated version to this page – please check this page occasionally to make sure you’re happy with any changes. I take your privacy and the security of your personal data very seriously and will absolutely never ever sell your information to a third party.

If you have any questions about this policy or want to contact me (Tina O Rourke) about the use of your data, please get in touch at

Data I collect and how I use it:

Data collected when you visit my website:

When you browse my website the third party services I use (Google Analytics here on my website) automatically receive technical data about you and your visit. For example, they may detect your IP address and time zone, your browser, and whether you’re viewing the sites on a mobile device. These services may use cookies to track your behaviour on my sites, for example what pages you visited and whether or not you’re a returning visitor.

I use this information in aggregate to get an overview of how much traffic my sites are getting, which pages are most popular, etc, so I can better manage my website and my business as a whole. My legal basis for processing this data is legitimate interests.

You can decline the cookies used on this site or my shop using your web browser if you wish, but it may affect your experience. You can learn more about cookies at You can opt out of Google Analytics here.

Data collected when you contact me:

If you contact me directly about my website – for example, by sending me an email or messaging me on social media – I will receive the information provided in the message format (e.g. your name, email address, social media username) and any additional info you include in the message itself. I will use this information to reply to your message(s) and to provide you with good customer service. My legal basis for processing this data is legitimate interests.

Please note:  If you leave a comment on my website or social media feeds, remember that any personal information you provide is publicly visible and may be viewed by anyone. If there are any specific posts you would like me to remove your comments from just let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

Third party services:
I use various third party services to host my website and shop, process transactions, manage my newsletter, back-up my data, etc. I will only share data with these services to the extent that this is required for the running of my business / the use of the services. For example, if you subscribe to my newsletter via MailChimp then that info will be stored by MailChimp so I can use their service to send and manage my newsletters.

Here’s a list of the third-party services I currently use for my business and links to their privacy policies:

Google (Google Analytics, YouTube) with regards to Adsense on YouTube and this website all user can manage their cookie preferences with regards to the ads here

2MHost (Website Hosting company)

Your rights: 

Recent data protection legislation has strengthened your rights in relation to your personal data. Your rights now include the right to be informed, the right of access to your data, the right to rectify errors, the right to erase your data, the right to restrict processing, the right to data portability, and the right to object. Visit the Data Protection Commission

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Email me at

External Links:

Please note that this website, and my newsletters include links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to my website and how I handle your data, I have no control over the privacy policies of other websites.