Neil Hesman T/A The Village Websmith site uses only one cookie. It is a session cookie, which is deleted at the end of your browser session. It holds no personally identifiable data relating to our site visitors, other than the broad geographical location. This serves to ensure the site delivers the correct information in terms of local contacts, currency and taxes.
No personal data is ever held in a cookie on our web site.
However, a number of social media sites and search engines use practically every web site for tracking cookies and so called Interest Based Advertising. They do this without our consent or co-operation. While we make strenuous efforts to prevent them from doing this, their evolution is such that they can generate new ones faster than we can block the old ones.
We strongly recommend that if you do not want every moment of your web browsing catalogued and analysed, you should use the controls available in your browser to prevent tracking and to block third party cookies.
To get more information and help on how to use these blocking tools, here are some links:
Firefox Tracking Blocker Instructions
Firefox Cookie Manager
Ghostery Tracking Blocker for Chrome
Managing Cookies in Chrome
Tracking Blocker Advice for Vivaldi
The only cookies that our site will place are for strictly functional purposes like identifying your broad geographical area to ensure accurate local informattion, and to retain the contents of a shopping basket if one is used.
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Covid-19 Coping Statement
In order to safeguard clients and all the people with whom they come into contact, during the current health crisis, face to face meetings have been suspended until further notice.
However, in preparation for the return of normality, many clients are using this enforced reduction in day to day activity to sharpen up their web presence, helping to make sure that they are in the lead for new opportunities. Collecting the information for such an exercise has always been more efficient face to face than any amount of email ping-pong.
To this end, I am now able to offer [definition]virtual face to face meetings[/definition] with screen sharing to help out with updates, email settings and web site changes, just like being there.
There is no need for anyone to miss out on the chance to use this time productively. Just call or send an email so that we can arrange a slot convenient for you to take part in a virtual one to one session, a virtual meeting or a webinar.
The intention is to use this facility to re-start my regular Wednesday web site surgeries, where anyone can drop in and chat about how to make the most of the only shop window still open. Eventually, when the current health crisis is over, this may prove to be a less time consuming way to arrange the surgeries than getting people to visit. Make the most of every minute.
Stay safe out there!
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