Privacy Notice

I'm committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of the visitors to this web site and subscribers to my newsletter. Here you'll find information on how I treat data that I collects from visitors to this website, or when someone subscribes to my newsletter.

Visitors to this Website

When someone visits, I use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make, and do not give Google permission to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting this website. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.

I currently have no intention to collect personally identifiable information directly through my website. If that changes, I be up-front about it. I will make it clear when the website collects personal information and will explain what I intend to do with it.

Newsletter Sign Up

As part of the subscription process for my newsletter and blog, I collect personal information through Mailchimp. I use that information to send you blog updates and/or my newsletter (depending on what you've subscribed to). I don't rent, sell, or trade email lists with other organizations and businesses.

I use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver my blog updates and newsletter. They gather statistics about email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help me monitor and improve my newsletter and blog. For more information, please see MailChimp's privacy notice.

You can unsubscribe from my newsletter and/or blog by clicking the "update your preferences" or "unsubscribe from this list" link at the bottom of any of my emails.

Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, you'll need to check that site's privacy statement.

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to access the personal information that you have provided. Refer to the email sent to you upon subscription to my newsletter and/or blog. If you've misplaced that email, simply respond to any email from me with a request for the information you have submitted.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This privacy notice was last updated on May 21, 2018.

Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device.

How long are cookies stored for?

Persistent cookies - these cookies remain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies - these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving user experience.

You can find more information about cookies at and

Cookies used on this website

A list of all the cookies used on my website by category is set out below.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using this website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use this website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how this website works.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using this website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Third party cookies 

These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.

For example, if you choose to 'share' content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don't control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

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