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Low angle photo of sunrise over a billabong in north western Victoria, a part of the Murray Darling Basin and used as the feature image on a blog post about Excitations Archive Cookies requirements

Excitations Archive Cookies, keeping legal

Due to regulatory changes in Europe, Excitations Archive Cookies policy requires you to Opt-in or Opt-out of accepting cookies.
I know, just another thing to do. We don’t use cookies to track browsing history, however, our hosting server requires the use of cookies.
We have also dropped Google Analytics. This is because Google records IP addresses and stores the information. Storing users private information is now outlawed in the European Union.

We are currently using Microanaylitics, which conform to the European requirements.
For the record, we don’t actually use analytics at all but our server requires them to be installed.

Macro photograph of female Queensland Fruit-fly laying eggs into an apple. For a blog post on Excitations Stock, Excitations Archive cookies.
Bactrocera tryoni or female Queensland Fruit Fly, stinging an apple, Mildura, Victoria, Australia. Queensland Fruit-Fly is a major pest to horticultural industries down the easter side of Australia. Gradually spreading further south, possibly due to climate change.

Data security

While I’m waffling on about tracking and personal data, we don’t store any of that stuff directly on our websites. Instead, our Stock site collects email addresses when you place an order for a license. Which we only use in case of a problem with delivery. We do not directly market to you using any collected data.
As for payment details, all of that information is handled by PayPal and Square, which means we never see your financial information.

Stock photo fairer licensing

Drone Image of Bethanga Bridge across the Murray Arm of the Hume Dam, stock photo by Excitations Stock photos and videos.

Fairer licensing of stock photos

The Summer break usually is our time to reflect and make decisions about our business as we head into a New Year. However, his year was a little different as we had a lot of stuff going on. So planning ahead for our stock photo and video business was put on the back burner.
It is now time to look at our stock imagery business. And, at this point, I have to say, I’m not feeling optimistic that we will continue as we have in the past. The catalyst was NYE when we sold 14 royalty-free images through one of our agencies. But be honest, it wasn’t so much a sale as a bloody insult. Seriously, a deal that returns 84 cents to the photographer is a joke. Oh, that wasn’t 84 cents each, but instead, that was the total sale for worldwide royalty-free use in perpetuity.
Watch this space:)

The 14 licenses above, I suspect, will be the straw that broke the camels back. We haven’t decided yet, but we will start adding more content to our stock photo library. And spend more time promoting that, rather than supplying large libraries for a 1-2% share of the license fee.

If we market our stock images of Australia that way, the buyer gets licensing at lower prices. And we get a much larger cut of the fee. Life should be better for all. Currently, you can find our royalty-free and editorial images at Excitations Stock Photos of Australia.