Jane Wilson-Howarth

Privacy Statement


Jane Wilson-Howarth (JW-H) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with Jane’s terms of use and any other documents referred to on it (the “Terms and Conditions”)) sets out the basis on which any personal data and information Jane, her internet avatar and her techy advisors collect from you, or that you provide to Jane, will be processed by Jane during your use of www.wilson-howarth.com (the “site”). Please read the following carefully to understand Jane’s views and practices regarding your personal data and information, how Jane will treat it and Jane’s practises with regards to use of cookies.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is Jane Wilson-Howarth whose registered address is 33 Hartington Grove, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7UA.

Please see our terms of use for more information about, and the basis on which we provide, the site.


We will not collect information that personally identifies you. We do not collect any personal data.


Like many online services, the site uses a feature called a cookie, which is a small data file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer or device’s hard drive.

The site uses cookies that automatically log certain non-personal information, including aggregated, statistical data about how you are using the site to analyse its performance and usage. This information may include the URL of the website which linked you to the site, your IP address and the number and duration of visits to the site. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the internet. This information is collected in an anonymous way that does not identify you personally.

Various different types of cookies are used via the site:

  • “Session cookies” are used (which will usually be deleted when you log out) to keep track of your internet session, which, for instance, allows Jane’s internet avatar to remember the site language. Without these cookies the online services that you have asked for cannot be provided. Session cookies are necessary and/or useful for the functioning of the site

  • “Persistent cookies” are used (which are longer-term) to help you move around and enjoy the features on the site more easily and to remember preferences, actions and settings to improve your visit (at your request).

The cookies outlined above expire after varying periods from around 30 minutes up to 2 years or more. The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted.

In further detail, the cookies fall into the following categories:

  1. Analytics (e.g. Google Analytics; Webengage)
    These cookies are used to compile various (anonymised) metrics for our users to get a better understanding of how the site is used (pages visited and time spent on the site, for example), so that Jane can deliver more of the content you want, and less of the content you don’t. (She does not allow advertising on her site). This information also helps us to make better decisions for our future initiatives. We use partners like Webengage and Google Analytics. These analytics cookies are set by those partners, and are in accordance with the relevant partner’s own privacy and cookies policies.

  2. Performance data
    This lets us track how long it takes users to load each page, what pages we can cache.

  3. Embedded video (YouTube)
    We know that many of you love films, so the site may make use of clips on YouTube. YouTube sets its own cookies, and the YouTube cookies policy can be found here.

  4. Social media (Twitter)
    Jane Wilson-Howarth is a woman of many talents: memoir and novel author, creator of a luscious cashew curry, public speaker but sometimes she can cut the blather and confine herself to just 140 characters. Jane uses cookies to enable you to enjoy the social media features on the site. In order to host her tweets, we embed Twitter links. Twitter sets its own cookies, and Twitter’s cookies policy can be found here.

  5. Preferences
    Jane uses this type of cookie to ensure that it doesn’t show you things you’ve already seen before, like the cookie policy acceptance and the intro page. This means – she hopes - you can spend more time with the content you enjoy, and less time with the content you don’t.

  6. Session state
    Websites often collect information about how users interact with a website. This may include the pages that users visit most often, and whether users get error messages from certain pages. Jane uses these so-called “session state cookies” to help us improve the website’s services, in order to improve our users’ browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the site unusable.

By agreeing to Jane’s Terms and Conditions, you agree to the site using the cookies and your information in these ways, but you can delete any of these cookies at any time if you wish.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your web browser that allows you to refuse the setting of cookies, or you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it. The Help portion of your browser, most likely found on the toolbar, typically tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. You can check whether these settings are currently enabled on your computer – or find out how to change your current settings – here:

Javascript: www.enable-javascript.com

Cookies: www.whatarecookies.com

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the “manage cookies” section on www.allaboutcookies.org, which contains information on how to prevent cookies from being stored on your device as well as other helpful advice.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Unless you do this, cookies will be issued when you use the site. If you do not accept cookies or decide to disable them, you will still be able to access and use the site, but you may lose some features and functionality.

You can find out more about cookies at www.youronlinechoices.eu.


Jane will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy & Cookies Policy.

All information you provide to Jane is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although Jane will do her best to protect your information, she cannot guarantee the security of the information you transmit to the site; any transmission is at your own risk.

Once Jane has received your information, she will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access, as required by applicable laws. In particular, we take steps to protect the security of your information with appropriate physical, technological and administrative measures. You accept the inherent risks of providing information and dealing online and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security that is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

If you have any concerns about the security of your information or should you wish to access written information about our policies and practices regarding any of our authorised third-party service providers, please see the end of this Privacy & Cookies Policy for details of how to contact us.


Jane uses information held about you to ensure that content from the site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, to provide you with the services outlined in this policy, and to understand how you use the site and how it is functioning so that Jane can maintain and improve the site.

Jane may use the information she collects to comply with law, to investigate a complaint made by another user or a potential breach of the site’s Terms and Conditions or to prevent and detect unlawful or criminal activity, fraud and misuse of, or damage to, the site or the products, content and services made available through it, and to take appropriate legal action against those responsible.

Jane may on occasion link or combine the information that she collects about you with information that we receive from other sources. Jane may combine this information with information you give to us and information Jane collects about you. (For example, she may decide to combine two or more databases into a single database of information.) We may use this information and the combined information for your and/or Jane’s benefit (for example, to allow Jane to provide a more seamless support and/or to provide you with better, personalised services and content).


Jane may disclose information that does not identify you personally including aggregated or de-identified data, in our discretion.


The site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own terms and conditions and privacy & cookies policies and that Jane does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


Do contact us if you have questions or are concerned that we might be holding data about you by emailing wilson.howarth@virgin.net or write to 33 Hartington Grove, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7UA.

Please be advised that any personal information that you choose to provide us with when contacting us will be utilised in accordance with the Act (and any other applicable laws) and will be destroyed after Jane replies to any queries that you may raise.


Any changes Jane may make to this Privacy & Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Finally, if you have actually read to the end of this – Jane salutes you.

20th February 2018