Privacy Policy


This site, along with almost every other web site on the internet, uses cookies (small text files) saved on your computer’s hard disk to record information – such as whether you’re logged in to the site, or have set any site preferences.

Advertisers also use cookies to track you. I display third-party adverts from Google Adsense / DoubleClick. They use cookies to serve ads specific to you and your interests. These ads are targeted based on your previous browsing history.

Other cookies used on include:

  • WordPress related cookies that record is you are logged in
  • Web statistics cookies that record if you’ve visited the site before
  • Security cookies to identify you as a real person, in an attempt to combat comment spam and bots
  • A cookie to record that you’re OK with cookies – to save you from reading this page again!

Cookie expiry dates vary depending on context, but can last up to a year. If you’re not happy about these cookies, then you can disable and delete them in your browser settings.

If you click “ACCEPT” then you are consenting for cookies to be used. You can also decide to revoke that consent at any time by visiting this page.


Data collection and retention

When visitors leave comments on the site or fill in the contact page 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.

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

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their 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.

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.

Rights 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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

To request this, you can use the Data Access Request form.

For more information see this official site run by the Irish Data Protection Office: