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

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 17 June 2021 at 12:38 BST from (referer - yes it is misspelt) on an Android mobile device (Pixel 5) using Chrome 90 (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 whence you accessed the page 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. This site allows third parties, namely Google AdSense, Google Ads Certified External Vendors (, and Ad Manager Certified External Vendors ( to use cookies. 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 functionality.


As mentioned above, this site allows third parties to use cookies to show advertisements. The advertisements are shown via Google AdSense. In the European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom, a message asking for your consent to show personalized advertisements is shown, as per General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in the State of California, US, an option not to sell or share your information is displayed, as per California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Depending on your settings, advertisements are personalized or targeted to you, based on your demographic or behaviour, that is to say which websites you have visited in the past.

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.

This page supersedes the previous privacy policy, archived here.