May 10, 2016

Privacy and Cookies

A few comments on your privacy and this website.

This website does some tracking for functional and statistical purposes using cookies and in some cases will store details like your email address. We also log the ip address you used to connect to the site for a short period for fault finding purposes. The network you connected from and the pages you visited are stored for statistical purposes. None of the information stored can identify you as an individual. We sometimes use Cloudflare’s CDN to deliver content. For more details see CloudFlare Privacy & Security Policy

We use google analytics for collecting statistics of vistis to this site. For more details of what Google stores and how to control what they store see Google Privacy and Terms.

We use google adsense to publish ads on this site. This helps to pay hosting costs but we certainly do not make money from it. Google and it’s partners sets cookies and use other methods to try determine what you are interested in to serve targeted ads. If you do not want them to do this you can set a “do not track” option in your browser. For more details see Google Privacy and Terms.

You will also see sharing buttons at the bottom of each page or post. To use these you must be subscribed to the various services and have accepted their privacy conditions. They may also attempt to track your web activity . Again, set the “do not track” option in your browser.

Your e-mail address is requested when you comment on the site. The only reason we ask for your e-mail address is to be able to notify you of new comments or posts. You have to opt in to notifications at the bottom of the page/post to receive e-mail from us. If you do not want to be notified or don’t want us to store your e-mail address, you can enter a dummy address e.g. [email protected] or [email protected]. These won’t interfere with actual valid domain names. We will never willingly give your e-mail address to a third party.

If you do not wish cookies to be set you can disable them in your browser and if you disable Javascript we will not be able to serve you ads or keep statistics of your visits. You may however find that most websites, including this one, will not function properly if you do this.

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