Privacy and cookies

E-mail addresses (if you contact us)

We will not share your contact info. We will use your email to respond to you, and we may – very occasionally – use your email to inform you of something relevant to this site’s offerings.

Cookies

This site uses Wordpress cookies to make your visit easier (they may appear tagged as ‘wordpress’ or ‘wp’, or as ‘themify’) . Google also deposits cookies as part of its Analytics service (see next section), and there are two corresponding Analytics plugins which may create cookies as well  (‘ga’, ‘gid’, ‘gadwp’).

Analytics etc.

The site uses Google Analytics as an aid to see how the site is performing, what pages get the most visits, etc. Google Analytics uses a user’s IP address (which looks something like ‘183.23.31.220’) to count visits and visitors. This IP address is anonymous as far as we are concerned (we don’t know what Google has on us all), and we gets no information identifying users from Analytics.

All web hosting services are required to keep logs of site activity, and these logs are held on the server of the hosting service. The information held includes IP addresses. Your IP address may be relatively fixed, or it may vary a lot; most people’s IP address changes from time to time, and IP addresses are often shared by a number of users.

Retention

Most cookies on this site expire with the end of the user’s session. Analytics cookies appear to hang in there for about 2 years. Emails probably hang around in our mail program for a few years.