Cookie policy

This is the cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) for The Teo Huiming Blog.

This Cookie Policy describes how we treat personal data received about you when you visit the Teo Huiming Blog website. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully, because by visiting or using this site, you agree to its terms. This Cookie Policy applies only to this website, and not to the web sites of other Teo Huiming companies.

We may revise this Cookie Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any important changes by posting a notice on all Cookie Policy links. If you see a notice of change, please check the Cookie Policy, because your continued use of the site after we post the change means you have agreed to the new terms.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier as well as the site name. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (“first party cookies”) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (“third party cookies”).

How are cookies used?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, including letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Most websites you visit will use cookies to improve your user experience by enabling that website to “remember” you, either for the duration of your visit (using a “session cookie”) or for repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).

If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a visiting the website for the first time every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page the website won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based, for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Categories of cookies?
The cookies used by our website, or that will be used in the future, are classified as follows:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functionality
  • Targeting

Strictly necessary
Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and fully use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatically signing in to protected areas.

Name of Cookie Description
WordPress Commenting The Teo Huiming Blog website allows users to comment on blog posts. When you comment on the blog, cookies are stored on your computer. This is purely a convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type your information again when you want to leave another comment.

Performance
Performance cookies can be used to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by these cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use the Teo Huiming Blog website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as the Teo Huiming Blog homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies).

Name of Cookie Description
Google Analytics The Teo Huiming Blog website uses Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us. User data is anonymous.Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.
WordPress Stats/Quantcast WordPress is the platform on which our blog sits. WordPress collects anonymous user data on visitor behaviour via Quantcast cookies.

Functionality
Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. For example, we may use cookies to save your location preference. Functionality cookies may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than on your web browser.

Name of Cookie Description
None The Teo Huiming Blog website currently does not place any functionality cookies.

Embedded content
To support our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Wufoo. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The Teo Huiming Blog does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information.

Sharing tools
You will also see embedded “share” buttons on the Teo Huiming Blog web pages; these enable users to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. The Teo Huiming Blog does not control the dissemination of these cookies. Examples currently on our website include:

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. To do this, please follow the instructions below which outline “how to turn off cookies on your browser”. There are also instructions in each category of cookies above which give information on how to opt out of some individually, for example Google Analytics.

How to turn off cookies on your web browser for all websites?
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.

Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. The main browser types and instructions on how to turn off cookies for ALL sites, not just Teo Huiming, are available on the aboutcookies.org website.

We recommend that if you do find the use of cookies intrusive that you follow the instructions on this website and turn them off for all websites, not just for the Teo Huiming Blog.

If you would like to find out more information about cookies:

Information Commissioner’s Office
The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

Information about cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at aboutcookies.org.

Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet Advertising Industry.

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website.