This privacy notice tells you what information is collected when you visit this website, what is done with it and how you can delete and control cookies.
Like many websites, when someone visits this website, it collects standard Internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is done to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is collected in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the website, unless they post comments that are merely abusive, try to discredit the blogger by posting falsehoods or try to damage this site in any way, in which case I may make this information public. Otherwise, I will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. I will not pass this information to anyone else.
A cookie remembering that you accepted cookies will be stored on your computer so that it won’t need to ask you again. If you don’t want this cookie, you can delete is by clicking [delete_cookies text=”here”]. Although this might not appear to do anything, it will delete the cookie on your machine.
|Cookie Source||Cookie Name||Data stored in the cookie and its purpose|
|Cookie banner||viewed_cookie_policy||This cookie only ever contains the value ‘yes’ indicating that you clicked on ‘Close’. It contains no personal information. Its purpose is to remember that you have previously clicked on ‘Close’ so that it doesn’t have to remind you about cookies every time you visit the website by displaying the banner.|
|WordPress||wordpress_test_cookie||This is used by WordPress to check it can set cookies. It does not contain any personal information about you and is deleted when you close your browser.|
|WordPress||comment_author_followed by a string of 32 characters||This stores the name you enter when you submit a comment. It is deleted after 11 months.|
|WordPress||comment_author_email_followed by a string of 32 characters||This stores the email address you enter when you submit a comment. It is deleted after 11 months.|
|WordPress||comment_author_url_followed by a string of 32 characters||This stores the URL you enter (if any) when you submit a comment. It is deleted after 11 months.|
Some videos from YouTube are embedded in this website. When you play one of these videos, YouTube may set cookies on your computer. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
Social network tracking cookies
The social network share buttons may set third-party cookies on your machine that allows them to track you. Please refer to the privacy policies of the social network for details of what information they gather and how they track you.
Advert tracking cookies
This website does not carry adverts.
If you wish to view cookies from a website, consult your browser’s help pages.
Changing browser settings to accept or reject cookies
If you wish to prevent all cookies from being placed on your computer, you will need to change your browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on which browser you use and further details for the most popular browsers is provided below. However, this may severely affect how web pages look and how they function and some websites may not display at all. These links also provide information on additional security and privacy features and tools.
For other browsers, consult the browser’s help pages or the browser’s supplier.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone please refer to your phone’s manual or the manufacturer’s website.
Information regarding the PECR on cookies can be found on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
New technologies such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.
Many browsers, including Chrome and Firefox, allow you to prevent third-party websites setting cookies. Consult your browser’s help pages for further information.
When you visit this website, standard Internet server log information is collected. This includes browser data, your IP address and the pages you visit. This is stored in the website server logs as it is done on most other websites you visit.
Use of personal information
Other than as stated above, this website does not use or collect any other personal information. No personal information is passed to others except where required by law.
Links to other websites
I accept no liability for any websites linked to from this website.
Trade marks and copyright
I retain copyright on all original material on this website. I acknowledge the trade marks and copyright of others, but I use material under the fair dealing concept, generally for criticism or review.
Changes to this privacy notice
This privacy notice is kept under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 19 December 2014.
If you have any queries about this privacy notice, please contact me.