Privacy Policy

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Automattic, who host this site, process information about the visitors in connection with the services provided through, Jetpack (including WooCommerce Shipping & Tax), IntenseDebate,, and Akismet. Their privacy policy can be read here. As it notes,

Ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about visitors’ use of a Site and across other websites and online services, such as a visitor’s IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. This information may be used by those companies to, among other things, analyze and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver advertisements that may be more targeted to visitor interests. For more information about how to manage and delete cookies, visit, and for more information on interest-based ads, including information about how visitors may be able to opt out of having their web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit (US based) and (EU based).

Automattic’s Privacy Policy explains principles when it comes the collection, processing, and storage of your information. Their Cookie Policy specifically explains how the company, their partners, and users of their services deploy cookies, as well as the options visitors to Automattic’s websites, like this one, have to control them. As it notes,

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:

On a mobile device, you may also be able to adjust your settings to limit tracking.

Some analytics services we use, which place their own cookies or web tags on your browser, offer their own opt out choices. For example, you can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on, from Hotjar by using the Do Not Track header, and from Nielsen by clicking the opt out link found within Nielsen’s Privacy Statement.

A useful guide to disable cookies across a range of popular desktop, and mobile browsers can be read here.

If and when in the future this site will allow visitors to leave comments, the website host Automattic may 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 anonymised string (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.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include linked or embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites, like mainstream media, and other organisations. 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. We do not have any control over the use of cookies, and related technologies on these websites.

What rights you have over your data
Our website has never featured user comments. We have never used Meta’s Pixel technology on our website. We have neither sought to nor do we hold any personal data we hold about you. The only information collected, to whatever degree, is by Automattic, which hosts this website. Their Privacy Policy, and specific Cookie Policy are linked to above.