Privacy Policy

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.


Suggested text: 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.


Suggested text: 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.

Who we share your data with

We share your data with a limited number of partners for advertising purposes, including:

  • Ad networks and exchanges: These companies help us to deliver ads to you across the web.
  • Advertisers: We share data with advertisers so that they can show you relevant ads.
  • Data management platforms (DMPs): DMPs help us to better understand our audience and to deliver more targeted ads.
  • Measurement and analytics providers: These companies help us to measure the performance of our advertising campaigns.

We only share your data with these partners with your consent, and we never share your personal information, such as your name, email address, or phone number. We also have strict contracts in place with our partners to ensure that they protect your data and use it only for the purposes for which it is shared.