Privacy (Cookie) Policy

The purpose of this page is to explain why I use cookies on my website. To understand what a cookie is, here is the appropriate paragraph from Wikipedia.

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie), is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while the user is browsing it. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). Cookies can also store passwords and form content a user has previously entered, such as a credit card number or an address.

Cookies have recently become a privacy concern for some users, particularly in Europe and the United States. In the interests of openness and honesty, here is what I use cookies for.


Visitor Analytics & Statistics

I use Google Analytics to understand who my visitors are – where you are in the world, what browser and device you use and where you found my site from.

This information provides a picture of who my visitors are so I can optimise my site layout, server hardware and how I promote my content to ensure it reaches the most appropriate audience and gives everyone the best experience I can provide.

No personally-identifiable information is collected.


Adverts

Server hosting and the time I use to write articles for the good of the community is expensive. I offset some of this cost by hosting adverts provided by Google Adsense.

To opt out of this, please manage your Google Ad preferences.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website.
  • Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users that are based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites across the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of using the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.)

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns with the above information.