Cookies and personal information
We use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your device until they expire or you delete them.
- To remember your preferences and settings
- To analyze website traffic and usage
- To personalize content and advertisements
- To show you more relevant ads
- To ensure that our website is secure and functions properly
- To comply with legal and regulatory requirements
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and we have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that we comply with the principles of data protection by design and by default.
Please also note that our website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our website and to read the privacy policies of other websites that you visit.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.