Cookie Policy and Privacy

Cookie Policy

This page uses cookies for:

  • Google analytics (including demographic data)
  • Social media buttons
  • Showing you the cookie pop-up window in the top-right corner

If you agree (by clicking OK in the top-right popup), your decision will be stored for 30 days. After 30 days the popup will appear again to remind you about our policies.

Privacy

We do not store your data in any other form than as described in this Section.

Your visits

We record your visits to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived here and some basic information about your computer, e.g., screen size. This information is an anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that you visited our site.

Our server stores log data. The data are collected automatically from the web browser you use including: IP address, browser type, browser versions and various pages that users are visiting.

The information we collect from analytics and log data helps us understand what parts of the blog are interesting for you and what can we improve. You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we store your email address. We will use this email address only to send you the newsletter. You may always unsubscribe using the unsubscribe link included in every e-mail we send to you. We will never provide your email address to any third parties.

This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Facebook, Twitter and other social networks

These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.

To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.

Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users.

Discussion comments

To allow visitors to discuss our blog articles and some web pages we use a discussion system called Disqus.

To do so we embed code that Disqus provide and we do not control ourselves. Disqus anonymously tracks visitors to pages like we do. They also remember who you are if you login to any Disqus service, so you can comment on any website using their tool.

Logging in to Disqus can be done in many ways, including via Facebook. If you login via social network, Disqus will be able to link your activity to that network. In this way, your Disqus activity may be personally identifiable.

Disqus will know what pages you viewed in our site and what you wrote on those comments. Of course all comments you leave are also publicly visible on the Internet alongside your name, so we do not imagine this is a concern for many people.

Conclusion

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.