Privacy Policy

Children (under 18s) are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information to does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We do not use 3rd party advertising cookies. We do use Google Analytics to help us understand how the site is being used. This service uses cookies to tell us if you’re a new visitor or if you’ve viewed the site before.

If you subscribe to the blog, we store your email address to send you updates. We also use a service called MailChimp to send out newsletters. You can unsubscribe from these services via the emails you receive. We will never share your email address with any 3rd party.

If you don’t know what cookies are or if you would like to find out more, please visit this BBC WebWise article.

None of the information we gather via cookies identifies you as an individual – it is all entirely anonymous.

The cookies we use are detailed below:

_gaPersistent2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.
_gatPersistent1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate.
_gidPersistent24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.
AMP_TOKENPersistent30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
Blog/Post CommentsPersistent1 yearIf you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to 'remember' your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the "remember me" option).