Privacy policy ...and cookie policy.

Your privacy and mine have equal importance. In light of this fact, I will respect yours as if it were my own. I do collect certain information when you visit - your internet protocol or "IP" address, for instance, and your contact information, if you decide to contact me - but all of it, every character of text, every number, every byte of data, stays with me. I do not, and will not, and morally cannot, sell, lease, rent, gift, or in any way share your personal information.

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory. My site uses temporary cookies to identify your current session when you make another request in the same session. These cookies are not stored permanently on your computer's hard drive and are erased when you close your browser. I also use cookies permanently stored on your hard drive to help customise your experience. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

A visit to a page on my website may generate the following types of cookie:

  • Site performance cookies
  • Anonymous analytics cookies
  • Geotargetting cookies
  • Registration cookies
  • Advertising cookies
  • Third party advertising cookies

Cookies created by my website do not contain any personal details or identifiable information.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. If you do this it may impair the operation of the Site.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.

You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initiative.

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:
youronlinechoices.co.uk/uk

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: