Tasty, tasty cookies

Below is a fair bit of information about how we use digital cookies to give you the best experience on this site. But let’s not dwell on all that boring techy stuff. Instead, let’s focus on what’s really important: what’s the best flavour of cookie in the whole wide world?

My favourite is definitely salted caramel chocolate chip cookies (nom nom nom!). But I also have a penchant for cranberry and pistachio cookies (more nom nom nom!). How about you? What’s your favourite flavour?

I dare you – no, I double dare you – to tell me.

Our cookies policy

In common with most other websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to help us understand how people use the Need a Writer website. We have created this cookies policy to provide you with clear and explicit information about the technologies that we use on this website, and your choices when it comes to these technologies. If you choose to use the website without blocking or disabling cookies or opting out of other technologies, you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies and to our use of any information that we collect using these technologies.

If you do not consent to the use of these technologies, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be ‘persistent’ or ‘session’ cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit aboutcookies.org

Need A Writer cookies

We use our own cookies to recognise you when you visit our website. This means that we can track usage information across the areas of this website.


We use this cookie for site visitors on mobile devices to track whether or not they have visited the site homepage already in this session and therefore whether to show the ‘intro’ animation.


Cookies prefixed with ‘exp_’ are used by the system that manages the content on our site to track search terms used and manage security on some of our web forms.

Third party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we work with various reputable companies to help us analyse how the website is used, and to optimise our website to deliver the best possible experience. The following companies help us achieve this through use of cookies:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users use our website. The information generated by these cookies (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your, and other users’, use of our website, compiling reports for us on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Please note that Google only receives your truncated IP address. This is sufficient for Google to identify (approximately) the country from which you are visiting our site, but is not sufficient to identify you, or your computer or mobile device, individually.

Google cookies are those beginning “__ut”.

You can find more information here, including a link to Google’s privacy policy.

Opting out

We think it’s important that you can control the collection of data relating to your use of this website, and have therefore made sure that you can opt out of any personal data collection using cookies or other technologies as set out below.

You can use the settings within your browser to control the cookies that are set on your computer or mobile device. However, please be aware that cookies are important to many aspects for the site. If you set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to enjoy all of the features of the site. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to reject and delete cookies, please visit aboutcookies.org

To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our website and other websites, please visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout