Cookie Advisory and Privacy Policy


‘Cookies’ are small packets of data which a website may save onto your computer or other device when you use it. When you first visit a website, you should be given the option to refuse cookies, or to choose which purposes you are willing to allow the use of cookies for (i.e. only legally-required purposes, or also for other purposes, such as advertising.)

The majority of uses of cookies are benign – for example, a site may save a cookie to your computer to show that you are logged in, or that you have visited the site before. Website owners may want to know what proportion of their vistors are regular users, for example, and how long they spend on the website.

Cookies are often used by advertisers, for example to remind visitors of products or services that they may have shown an interest in. This website does not carry advertising paid for by third parties so there are no such cookies.

If you’re worried about cookies you should learn more about how your usual browser protects you. It’s possible, for example, to visualise and delete the cookies saved on your computer.


You are entitled to know what information we hold about you. At your request we will correct or delete any information which is wrong, or which you do not wish us to hold. You may opt out of any communications initiated by us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any e-mail you receive, or by notifying us at the email address published in the contact section of this website.

We do not actively collect personal information during your use of this website but as part of the normal interaction between website visitor and website provider your IP address may be recorded in server logs – an IP address can partly identify you, or at least show where you are accessing the Internet from. If this concerns you, you can avoid revealing your location by using a VPN when navigating the Internet.

If you choose to subscribe to receive free content from us via email, you will need provide your email address to our third-party mailing list provider. They offer you the option to unsubscribe at any time. You will find an unsubscribe link at the bottom of any bulk email that is sent to you.

We regularly back up the emails of subscribers to our secure archive in order that we will be able to continue to email articles to those who have asked to receive them in the event of a catastrophic failure at our third-party mailing list provider.

If you leave a commment on any article on this website, your email address is required, but will not be published. Neither will leaving a comment on an article result in your name being added to a mailing list.

This site is funded by donations from users. If you choose to donate, your name and card details will be processed and retained by a trusted organisation such as Paypal. Your card details will not be shared with us, but your name will be.

For the normal purposes of accountancy and taxation, we are required to retain information on who payments are received from.

We offer donors the option to have their name or organisation name published on our ‘Thanks’ page. We do not normally email donors to thank them, but may do so on occasions. We usually reply to emails that are sent to us.

We will not give, sell, rent, barter or otherwise exchange your email address, IP address, or other identifying information with any other organisation or individual.