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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookie policycookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary viewed_cookie_policyThese cookies are used on our website to determine if the user has viewed our cookie policy, and if they have accepted non-necessary cookies or not
doubleclick.netIDEUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
FacebookfrWe use Facebook Pixel to track visitor activity on our website. Analytics are used to measure the effectiveness of ads, to define custom audiences for ad targeting, for dynamic ads campaigns, and to analyse that effectiveness of our website's conversion funnels. You can view your add settings and update your preferences at any time.
Google Analytics_utma _utmb _utmc _utmt _utmz _ga _gid utm_source utm_medium utm_campaign utm_term utm_contentWe use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: We also use a number of Google Analytics Advertising Features, including display, remarketing and interest-based advertising features. We may use first-party cookies (or other first-party identifiers) and third-party cookies (or other third-party identifiers) together. Visitors can opt out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt out). You can find Google Analytics’ for the web here:
Instagramcsrftoken ig_did mid rur urlgen ig_cbWe use Instagram on our site to display our content feed - these cookies are set by instagram and are used for functional purposes to validate the connection to the API and allow for a cross-domain AJAX request to be made from our website to the Instagram API. They do not transfer or store personal data. They are only used on the first page load after the plugin cache has expired. Subsequent page loads use the cached data from your WordPress database and so no connection to Instagram’s API is required.
WordPresswordpress_test_cookie wp-settings-{user_id} wp-saving-post wordpress_logged_in_{hash}wordpress_test_cookie: Tests that the browser accepts cookies. wp-settings-{user_id}: Used to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration. wp-saving-post: Used to track if there is saved post exists for a post currently being edited. If exists then let user restore the data wordpress_logged_in_{hash}: Remember User session.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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.