Privacy / Cookies

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We do not collect or store personally identifiable data about you as a user of the site  (name, address, telephone number) .

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Cookies

Cookies are a small data file which often has a unique identifier.  this merely logs the user’s IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server, this helps us understand how many visitors we have to our site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Analytical purposes – anonymously measuring visitor behaviour so we can improve our site We use Statscounter for this purpose

Third Party Cookies

We use specialist providers to provide various services on our site.  The thirds parties we use on this this site include:

Statscounter –  Are used for Analytical purposes – They provide a service anonymously measuring visitor behaviour so we can improve our site.

3rd Party Unique/Returning Cookie (is_unique)

This holds data on your visits to websites which use StatCounter. They solely use it to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor on each website and to estimate your accumulated unique visits per site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.

Duration: 5 years

1st Party Visitor Cookie (sc_is_visitor_unique)

This cookie is set by the website that you visit. When it is first set, a random id is generated and stored in the cookie in order to avoid counting you as a visitor more than once (e.g. if you are on a mobile device and your IP address changes while you browse). Similarly to the is_unique cookie, this cookie also stores a count of your returning visits.

Duration: 2 years

You can find out more about Statcounter cookies here.

3rd Party Advertisers / Websites

We may use advertising to fund the free service we offer.   Your actions following clicking on third party links may result in us receiving referrer remuneration.  These 3rd parties use tracking cookies to identify you as our visitor, so any remuneration can be linked to us.

This type of cookies are set when you visit their individual sites, and therefore are covered by their own privacy policy.

Removing and disabling cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies we use  you can do this within your browser settings. The Help function within your Internet browser should tell you how to do this.

The Information Commissioners Officers has further details on Cookies