Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how uses and protects any information that you provide when using this website. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. may update this policy in the future. You should therefore check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What information is collected?


If you have an account and you log in to this site, a temporary cookie will be set 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, several cookies will also be set up 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.

Comments & Forum Posts

If you leave a comment on the site or post on the forum, the data shown in the form is collected, along with your IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.

Any comments/posts may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

What I do with the information I gather

Information is collected to understand your needs and provide you with a better service.

I may periodically send promotional emails about special offers or other information which I think you may find interesting. These emails will only be sent to users who have provided their email address for that specific purpose.

From time to time, I may also contact you by email for market research purposes. Any information gathered would be used to improve the website.


I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

How I use cookies

Cookies are text files stored on your computer, and accessible only to the websites which create them.

This website may from time to time use cookies and log files for statistical analysis, to understand user behaviour, to maintain the site, to tailor the information presented to a user based on their preferences, and to improve overall user experience.

Any information gathered via the use of cookies is compiled on an anonymous basis.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that I do not have any control over those websites. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. Please exercise caution and refer to the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information.

If you have previously provided personal information and wish for that information to be removed, you can request the same using the contact form on this website.

Personal information will not be sold, distributed or leased to third parties.

You may request details of personal information held about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. Again, you can request this using the contact form on this website.

If you believe that any information you have previously provided is incorrect or incomplete, please contact me and I will ensure that your information is amended.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you register on this website, the personal information you provide is stored in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided.

You can also request that any personal data held about you is erased. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

This also excludes any comments or forum posts you have submitted, which cannot be removed. This is in order to maintain the structure of all comment/forum discussion threads.