Look, I hate those sites that pop up a box that says "We value your privacy", particularly as they don't, not really. They will usally then, by default, set things up so they can invade your privacy as much as possible.

So I'll be honest. I don't know you and I can't really say I give two shits about your privacy. I think you should be very protective of it online, but that's up to you.

Here's what I do on this site.

It goes without saying that any data this site collects is held securely and in compliance with UK (and, where relevant, EU) laws.

This site does not habitually collect personal data such as your name or email address. Obviously if you contact me you may give me such data but I won’t be passing that on to anyone else or using it to try and take over the world.

This site does do some tracking via Google Analytics through cookies and a tiny bit of Javascript at the top of each page. This data does not personally identify you via your name, address, email address or anything like that.

You can read about Google’s use of your data here.

This site uses Google Analytics only to see what pages visitors are interested in and where the website traffic is coming from. This is just for my ego, really. I don't do anything with that data but it helps me tell which articles people like.

Google, however, may use the data to track you across websites and may target you with what it thinks is appropriate advertising somewhere down the line.

This site does not do any direct advertising although I may use affiliate links (sparingly) from time to time. This never affects what I write in my articles.

This site does not sell or otherwise pass your data on to anyone other than as part of Google Analytics as mentioned above.

This site has no database so obviously no data is stored therein.