Privacy Policy

Last modified: 17th January 2019

Data Collection:

I collect no information myself on you. However as my blog uses Google Analytics and Google Ads your viewing history may be collected by Google. 

To stop this you can enable the ‘Do Not Track‘ signal in your browser, disable third party cookies or use browser extensions to block tracking.

Data Storage:

Comment details are stored in a database on the server, as well as on offsite backups. Offsite backups are encrypted and only stored for a small period of time as needed.

Data Usage:

Any information you provide is solely for use on this blog to allow you to comment, I have no commercial interest in your personal data.

Cookies:

I use a number of different cookies this blog. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what I use them for. Currently I operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage.

If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Google Analytics: I use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on.

This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. I therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

WordPress: My blog is powered by WordPress, certain functionality of WordPress requires the use of cookies. If you leave a comment on my blog, a cookie will be stored on the device you are browsing on. This is purely a convenience, so you won’t need to re-type your information again if you were to leave another comment in the future.

Third Party Cookies:

These are cookies set on your device by external websites whose services are used on this blog.

Cloudflare’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) is used to protect my blog from malicious attacks. Cloudflare may leave a cookie on your device to identify that you are a safe user, therefor are not challenged to prove this when browsing our site. You can read more about the Cloudflare cfduid cookie here.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Ad Serving:

Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits.

Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to sites on the Internet.
You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager.

You can read more on how Google uses information from sites or apps on the Google Policy here.

That concludes my Privacy Policy.