This site – like most others – uses Google Analytics and a number of other programs to track visitors and make sure the content is being accessed and used. It helps us ensure that visitors are actually interested in what we’re posting on our site.

What does it mean for you?

It means that what you click on is being monitored. If you have cookies enabled Google and other organizations will be able to track your movements across the web. In general, it’s best to assume that everything you do – on every website – is being monitored.

You’ll sometimes see ads for items you’ve looked at on one site appearing in another unrelated site. That’s called re-marketing and it means that you’ve been tracked from the first site. We sometimes use re-marketing to remind our visitors to visit us again.

Your Personal Identity

Most privacy statements will assure you that your personal identity is not being recorded or tracked. It’s true that individual site owners (like ourselves) do not have that information but large organizations that can track you across multiple sites may be able to work out who you are. It’s unlikely they’ll use that information but just be aware that it might be possible.   

You Can Turn Off Cookies

One way to stop this happening is to turn off cookies. This can be done on every browser. Just Google the name of your browser and the phrase “how to turn off cookies”. If you turn off cookies you might find that some sites are more difficult to use. For example, your preferences might not be saved and there might be more pop-ups. However, most sites – including this one – will be perfectly useable.

You can also prevent Google tracking you by downloading an Add-on for your browser. Search for  “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” for more details.

Other Types of Tracking

Turning off cookies won’t make you anonymous. Your IP address is also recorded on every site you visit. It may be possible for some organizations to track you by your IP address alone. Your IP address may be static or dynamic. If it’s static it’s like your unique browsing fingerprint. Dynamic IP addresses will change but they’ll still identify your location to a relatively small geographical area.

As mentioned previously – it’s best to assume that everything you do on the web is being monitored.

The Legal-ish Bit

By continuing to use this website (and not taking the preventative actions outlined above) you are agreeing to our use of cookies and the collecting of browsing data.  

Privacy Policy

We will not give, lend or sell your contact details or any other personally identifiable information to a third party except as required by law.

This does not include the website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website or conducting our business so long as those parties also agree to keep this information confidential.