Privacy & Cookies

This privacy policy describes which data we collect and for what purpose, when you are visiting (“we”).

All too often privacy policies are long documents that are painful to read and take a background in law to decipher. We take a different approach: a privacy policy should inform you, so we’ve kept it clear and concise.

What data do we collect, and for what purpose?

Non-identifying logs & statistics

When you browse this website we collect non-identifying information, such as an anonymised IP address, browser version, and language settings. This is used on a collective basis to allow us to see how many visitors we have, roughly where they are located, and what device and browser they are using to access our website. This is then used to guide future development of the website and its content. Occasionally, we may use this data to diagnose bugs experienced by individual visitors. We will never be able to personally identify you from our website logs.


If you choose to sign up to our mailing list, we will store the email address that you provided and use this to send you email newsletters. You can unsubscribe at any time. The mailing list is managed by a third party, MailChimp (they won’t sell your email address or send you spam, you can read the MailChimp privacy policy for full details of how they use data).


When you submit comments to this site, we store all information that you explicitly submit, along with meta-data such as IP address and browser version. Your email address may be used to verify your identity, but is not shown publicly. All this information is submitted to the third-party Akismet anti-spam service to help to identify spam comments (see Akismet privacy notice).


Unlike most sites, we do not use cookies to track our visitors. Since this site is not supported by advertisements we have no need for third-party cookies. Neither do we track user visits using first party cookies, since we are able to monitor site usage from our web server logs without the use of cookies.

For certain functionality we may use cookies, for example if you comment and choose to save your details, or if you have been granted access to contribute articles to the website.


If you have any queries please email

Changes to this policy may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. A history of changes to this policy can be found below:

  • 18th July 2018 – Initial Privacy & Cookies policy published.

If you are subscribed to our mailing list, we will also inform you by email whenever our privacy policy is updated.