Privacy & Cookies

Who we are

Paul Kent is a self employed web developer trading in the UK since since 2008, providing digital design and development services for the private, public and charity sectors. Our website is :

Data protection

Paul Kent’s website takes great care to safeguard personal data provided by you and to process this data fairly and lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into force at the end of May 2018. Paul Kent is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of subscribers and visitors to this website.


The cookies on our website are used to improve visitors’ experience and are not used to identify you personally. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.

This website uses cookies – pieces of data which are stored on your computer. This Policy explains how we use cookies on this website. You can also read this guide to cookies.

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s device or computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses. Paul Kent’s website uses a minimal number of cookies or third party scripts to enhance user experience and measure performance.

Cookies used on this website

  • MailChimp – required for newsletter sign-up functionality to process subscriptions
  • Google Analytics – helps us measure website performance so we can improve the user experience.
  • Google Tag Manager – advanced analytics and tracking to improve performance and services
  • Gravatar – Blog users or site admins create globally recognised avatars and profiles to confirm identity
  • jsDelivr – we use design related jQuery scripts to enhance the user experience e.g. animated content.
  • Google Fonts – for design and creative purposes we use Google Fonts for the visual layout and presentation of HTML text.

When someone visits, we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site which helps us to improve performance and content.

Email subscriptions

We may collect personal information from you (e.g. name or email address) when you either submit a message via the contact page or sign up for our email subscription service. Our email templates and mailing lists are hosted and sent by MailChimp (more info:

The main reason we need your personal details is so that we are able to communicate with you and keep you informed about news and articles relating to Paul Kent’s digital services.

We will only contact you if you tell us that you are happy for us to do so, usually when you fill in the email subscription form located in the footer area of this website or consent when submitting a message via the contact page.

What if I don’t want you to use my details anymore?

If you ever change your mind about whether you want to hear from us then you can always amend your preferences by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. You can also contact us at:

How do you keep my information secure?

We will take precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of personal information you give us on this website. Our website does not store your personal information directly. Your data (e.g. name and email address) is stored securely via our third party mailing service MailChimp.

If you are an email subscriber we will send communications to you by email (often via the MailChimp mailing service). Email is not a fully secure means of communication, and whilst we do our utmost to keep our systems and communications protected we cannot guarantee this.

Do you pass my details on to any other organisations or individuals?

Any information you provide is us is held in strictest confidence. We will never sell your data to another organisation.

Link tracking

We sometimes use a short tracking code on links we send out in email newsletters (currently via MailChimp) and post on social networks such as LinkedIn. We cannot use this to identify people personally. It is used to understand how people share and respond to our communications to help us improve them.

Embedded content

We sometimes embed content from external media providers on our website. The most common kind of content embedded on the site are video players from YouTube or posts from LinkedIn or Twitter. These services may collect statistics and information on your use of the embedded content.