Privacy policy: information about your visit, cookies, and advertisements

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Hello, and thank you for visiting This page gives details on what information I as the site owner have about your visit, as well as about cookies and advertisements served by third parties.

Infomation this site collects

What do I know about you the visitor? Not much is the answer. Can I identify you from the records this site keeps? No. It is not possible for me to identify someone from the pieces of information I have access to and I have no other sources of information that in combination may reasonably lead me to identify you.

I have access to server logs for this site, which tells me which IP addresses accessed which files on the site at what time from which sources using what devices and which browsers. It looks like this:

This entry informs me that someone from the IP address (remoteIp) requested and landed on (requestUrl) on 19 April 2018 at 10:28 BST after a Google search (referer - yes, I know, it’s misspelt) on an Android mobile device using Firefox 59 (userAgent).

From the above-mentioned pieces of information I have access to, I cannot identify you as a person: your IP address gives me a rough location, the city or county where you live and possibly the district, but not the exact postal address. Furthermore I have no idea about your name, e-mail address, phone number, gender, health, wealth, sexual orientation, age, religion, and other pieces of information you would rightly consider (very) personal.

Currently these server logs are kept for 30 days and they are then automatically deleted. In other words, 30 days after the visit, I will not be able to find out which pages were visited, even if someone were to provide me with the details such as the IP address and the time of visit.


Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your browser, so that your browser can be recognized in your subsequent visits. Cookies may be associated with your preferences or store information about your visits.

I use a cookie on this site to establish the status of information banner regarding the use of cookies. Once the message is dismissed, the cookie remembers that you have dismissed the message, and the message will not be shown again for 365 days or unless you clear the cookies on your browser.

This site allows third parties, Google AdSense and – for visitors from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) – third-party vendors and ad networks, to use cookies as well. Visit for information regarding Google’s use of cookies. For further details, please read the Advertisements section below. I as an AdSense publisher have no access or control over what information Google or its third-party vendors and ad neworks collect and use.

To disable cookies on your browser, please read While this site should continue to function with all cookies disabled, it may not be advisable to do so on other sites as such may reduce their funcionality.


As mentioned above, this site allows third parties to use cookies to show advertisements. The advertisements are shown via Google AdSense.

For visitors from the EEA, non-personalized advertisements provided by Google are shown. Non-personalized advertisements are

ads that are not based on a user’s past behavior. They are targeted using contextual information, including coarse (such as city-level) geo-targeting based on current location, and content on the current site.

Although non-personalized ads don’t use cookies or mobile ad identifiers for ad targeting, they do still use cookies or mobile ad identifiers for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse.

AdSense Help: Personalized and non-personalized ads

For visitors from outside the EEA, advertisements provided by Google and its third-party vendors and ad networks are shown, including personalized advertisements.

Google considers ads to be personalized when they are based on previously collected or historical data to determine or influence ad selection, including a user’s previous search queries, activity, visits to sites or apps, demographic information, or location.

AdSense Help: Personalized and non-personalized ads

For further information regarding vendors certified for third-party ads, please refer to AdWords Certified External Vendors ( and Ad Exchange Certified External Vendors (

To find about your current settings for advertisements shown by Google, visit

There are a number of ways to disable advertisements or opt out from personalized and behavioural targeting advertisements. To stop seeing advertisements while you browser the web including on this site, install an ad-blocking or anti-tracking extension or add-on. There are many providers, depending on your browser and device. To opt out from personalized and behavioural targeting advertisements, please consult the following websites.

This page supersedes the previous privacy policy, archived here.