Privacy and Cookie Policy

The use of this website is subject to the Privacy and Cookie Policy detailed below. This statement applies to information collected automatically, and to that provided by you to us, and to tracking technologies used by the website.

Regarding tracking technologies, this website uses cookies. Cookies are small data files that are written by the web browser to your computer’s hard drive. Both first party and third-party cookies are used to store and access information on your device in order to personalize advertising shown on this website, perform ad and content measurements, obtain audience insights and to store user preferences.

Cookies are also used to enable social media functionality and allow users to post comments on the site. We also share information about your usage of this website with our social network, website advertising and analytics partners via cookies.

You can disable cookies, thereby refusing their use, by using the relevant menu options in your browser. Please refer to your browser’s documentation for instructions on how to do this or alternatively follow the links below for instructions on how to manage the cookie settings in the most popular browsers:

You can stop your browser from accepting certain cookies or require consent before placing a cookie on your browser, or block cookies completely via the appropriate option as explained via the links above. However, bear in mind that if you choose to disable cookies while browsing this website, you may not be able to use certain features of the site correctly or at all.

Regarding the third-party services in use on this website, we use third party analytics (Google Analytics). Google explains its use of cookies here. Additionally, you can read Google’s privacy policy here, and visit this link if you wish to opt-out of analytics tracking.

In order to serve advertisements on this website, Google and other third-party vendors use cookies. In other to personalize the ads shown on the website, Google uses cookies so that the ads shown on this website will be based on your prior visits to this website or other websites on the Internet. You can visit Google’s ad settings here if you wish to opt out. This will not remove advertising on this website, but you will not see ads tailored to your interests.

Regarding other third party use of cookies, the comment system in use on this website (Disqus) uses cookies. You can read about Disqus’ use of cookies here. In order to enable social media functionality on this site, cookies are used for this purpose too. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest explain their use of cookies on their corresponding websites.

Additionally, a cookie is used to show the cookie warning message itself (this is installed if the user closes said message and continues browsing this website – the purpose of this cookie is to prevent the cookie warning message from being shown again). This is a strictly necessary cookie which does not store any information which may directly identify a user, but which you can nonetheless block via the corresponding options in your browser. Instructions on how to do this were linked to earlier in this privacy and cookie policy.

Also, bear in mind that we cannot take responsibility for the content of the websites linked to in this privacy and cookie policy, or any other part of this website.

If the user sends us any kind of information via the contact page of this website, we will retain the information provided and the sender email address (which could have been provided by the user on said contact page) in order to communicate with the user, and for this purpose only. The email address and any other personally identifiable information sent will be deleted at the user’s request, or when the matter that led the user to contact us is ended.

The web server this website is hosted on logs information about the user’s IP address, browser type and the current URL that is being requested. This kind of information is always provided by every user’s web browser. The log files are securely stored and may be used for internal analysis of this website’s traffic patterns. This information is automatically logged by most websites on the Internet.

Finally, please note that any change made to this privacy statement will be shown on this page of the website. If you have any questions regarding this privacy and cookie policy or desire any additional information, please send us an email using the contact form on this page.