This privacy policy sets out how [bw_company] uses and protects any information that you supply when you use this website.

[bw_company] is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

[bw_company] may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check back here now and again to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from: April 2015

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information including your e-mail address and perhaps your website
  • Demographic and technical information such as where in the world you are connecting to this website from and the device and browser you are using to do so.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand who you are and to provide you with a better service. In particular we need the information for the following reasons:

  • Statistical records – to see who is connecting with At the Quill, for what reasons, when and how
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services, in particular to ensure the website behaves appropriately with the browser and devices our visitors use.
  • Using the e-mail address which you have provided, we may sometimes send you promotional e-mails about this website and our sister websites, which we think you may find interesting .


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. [bw_company] does not carry any third party advertising, but sites that do use cookies “to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests”. To put it another way, the adverts try to sell you things based on where you have been on the Internet and what you have shown an interest in in the past. We DO NOT do that! The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain services cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Cookie Name

Cookie Category

Description /Duration

wordpress_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user. Duration: session
_ga 2 Google Universal Analytics – This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. Duration: 2 years
wp-settings- 1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. Duration: 1 year
wordpress_logged_in_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user. Duration: session
wordpress_test_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user. Duration: session
wordpress_test_cookie 2 WordPress test cookie. Duration: session
wp-settings-time- 2 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. Duration: 1 year
PHPSESSID 1 To identify your unique session on the website. Duration: session
SESS 1 To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered. Duration: session
__utma 2 This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. Duration: permanent
__utmb 2 __utmb is a Google Analytics cookie. It takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site. Duration: session
__utmc 2 __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. Duration: 30 minutes
__utmz 2 Keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. Duration: 6 months
__qca 2 The _qca cookie may use your "computer’s IP address, pixel code, referring HTTP location, current HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser’s time, any searches made on the applicable website, and other statistics" in order to "analyze Log Data from different websites and combine it with other non Personally Identifiable Information to produce the Reports that are made available on the Site, to enable web publishers and advertisers to deliver audience segments that are appropriate for their products or services." This cookie is added by one of the plugins I’m using, Word Press’s own Jetpack. I’m uncomfortable about it, I’m not at all sure it really falls under Category 2 and I am pursuing more information about it. Duration: 5 years

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Acknowledgment: This Privacy Policy was created with the OIK, OIK privacy policy and Cookie cat plugins.