sponsored posts

Blog posts that I have been paid to write will always state Paid Partnership with ____ at the beginning of the post under the first image with a link to this disclaimer page. 

affiliate links

Affiliate links are something I occasionally use within blog posts when linking products. If you buy something through an affiliate link on my blog, it doesn't cost you a penny, but I will make a few pence if you do. Any affiliate linked items will be clearly marked (affiliate link).

gifted products

Occasionally, a brand will send me free products to try, with no demand to post about them. If I like them, they may feature on a blog post. These “gifted” items will be declared at the beginning of the post, and clearly marked (gifted).

privacy policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://ioannamills.co.uk.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed collectively and not in a way which identifies an individual. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out your identity.

Affiliate Links

Ioanna Mills occasionally uses affiliate links where should you purchase an item through an affiliate link, I’ll earn a very small commission from the website in question. You do not have to use my affiliate links if you don’t want to. If you do use my links and make a purchase, it will not cost you anything extra.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your name, email address or other contact details with any other organisations.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.