Website privacy policy

When someone visits this website, I collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the date of the visit, pages viewed, the referring site, any search term used to get to the site and external links clicked on during the visit.

My purpose in collecting such non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website. I collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. And I will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This website uses a small number of cookies that are designed to increase its functionality and to improve your user experience.

If you comment on an article on this website, you will get cookies stored on your computer. This is purely a convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment. Three cookies are set for commenters:

  • comment_author;
  • comment_author_email; and
  • comment_author_url.

The commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.

In addition, if you share an article using one of the ‘share’ buttons on the site, then the network with which you share it (e.g. Twitter, Facebook) may also store a cookie on your computer. The length of time that this cookie remains on your computer will depend on the network.

Managing cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Here are instructions for managing cookies using the most common browsers.

Internet Explorer

Choose ‘Tools’ and then ‘Internet Options’.
Click the ‘Privacy’ tab.
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
For more specialised cookie settings, click on ‘Advanced’.

Mozilla Firefox

Click on ‘Tools’, then ‘Options’ (or Edit | Preferences on Linux).
Select ‘Privacy’.
Select ‘Cookies’.
Choose your preferred settings.

Google Chrome

Click on the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Options’.
Click the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab and locate the ‘Privacy’ section.
Choose the ‘Content settings’ button.
Click the ‘Cookie settings’ tab and choose your preferred settings.
Click on the Close button when you’ve finished.

Further information

If you have any queries about the information that I collect or the cookies that I use on this website, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.