Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

Data compliance is a central point to website maintenance and I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all that visit my site. I strive to be GDPR compliant to the best of my abilities.

Whether you are browsing the website, subscribing via email or commenting on posts that you enjoy here is where you’ll find information on how I protect your privacy and keep your data safe and secure.

Visitors to our Website

When someone visits EmilySaidHello I use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. It helps me understand which content is popular and how I can create more of the content that you enjoy. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I don’t make, and don’t allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy here.

In the event that I would need to collect personally identifiable information through my website, I will be open and transparent. I will make it clear when I collect personal information and will explain what I intend to do with it.

Email Sign Up

As part of the sign up process you can enter your email address. The only personal information collected is the email address entered into the online form. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the emails or by emailing me ( to request to be removed from the subscription list.

Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement.

Newsletter Sign Up

At present, I do not have a Newsletter and thereby do not process any personal data this way. However, this may change at a later date.

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to access the personal information that I may hold. Email your request to If you have any issues with how I process data, you have the right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

I keep this privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated in August 2021.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other 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.

How long are cookies stored for?

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do different jobs, allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering preferences, and generally improving the user experience.

You can find more information about cookies at All About Cookies and Your Online Choices.

Cookies used on the Website

Here are all the different types of cookies used on this site:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the website, you agree that I can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the 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 the Website works.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using this website, you agree that I can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Third party cookies

These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work I cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on this site.

For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. I don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.