Privacy and Cookies

Unless you volunteer information about yourself via a contact form or by commenting on our site, we do not keep any personal information about our visitors.

We do use cookies, which are small text files placed on your device when you visit the site. These tiny files cannot affect your device or contain any personally identifiable information.

  Cookie Expiry Personal data?
To make the site work:
  frontend_session when browser closes no
Set by WordPress (blog software) to check if cookies are enabled, and whether you are logged in:
  wordpress_test_cookie when browser closes no
To check if you prefer to view the blog in desktop or mobile version:
  wpmp_switcher 1 year no
If you’ve chosen to comment on the blog, so you don’t have to retype all your data:
  comment_author 1 year yes: provided by visitor, and required to comment (anti-spam)
  comment_author_email yes: provided by visitor, and required to comment (anti-spam)
  comment_author_url yes: provided by visitor, optional
To check if you have asked to receive updates to comments on a post:
  subscribe_checkbox_ 9 months no
So we know how many visitors we get, and what they are interested in:
  _utma 2 years no
  _utmb 30 mins no
  _utmc when browser closes no
  _utmv 24 hours no
  _utmz 6 months no

Use of data

We do not share our data with anyone.

Your rights

Your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act. This provides that any data we hold about individuals should be:

  • processed lawfully and fairly.
  • kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary.
  • kept secure to prevent unauthorised access.

You do have the right to see what information, if any, is held and correct any inaccuracies. You can do this via the contact form on this site.

Policy changes
Any changes to this policy will be posted here.