The simple act of visiting a website leaves a trail of information, a “digital footprint,” about all visitors. Sometimes this footprint is vague and preserves your anonymity and other times it is tied specifically to you and your real life identity.
If all you do is click around and read pages, the data captured about you is vague. If you leave a comment or sign up for a newsletter, the data captured about you is sometimes very specific. Almost all web sites on the web today collect data in this fashion about visitors, and this site is no different.
This site uses a small number of cookies in order to function properly and to collect anonymous statistics. A cookie is a small piece of information sent from this website to your browser for storage on your computer. See http://www.aboutcookies.org/ for more information.
Where do the cookies come from?
- The software that runs this site (WordPress) may transfer a temporary cookie so it can keep track of what it’s doing. As it is temporary it may be deleted when you leave here.
- So that I can measure the popularity of posts, where people come from and other general statistics, I use Google Analytics. It may store cookies to track new and repeat visitors. It does not, as far as I’m aware, collect any unnecessary personal details.
- The Facebook plug-in may record your personal information if you are logged in to that site.
More about cookies used
- Cookies used on this site do not contain any personal information.
- Any information collected is anonymous and generalised.
- This site will not sell any email addresses and names to any third party
- Any email addresses/names left in comments or mentioned in emails sent to me will be kept private and not sold to anyone
- Your privacy is respected at all times
If you wish to know how to remove cookies then AboutCookies.org should be of help.
As this site may use advertising and software that was created by another person or company, the usage of cookies is beyond our control and we may not be able to ask your permission.