What personal data we collect and why we collect it


This site runs adverts provided by Google Adsense to help pay the running costs of the site and keep this site free and online for everyone to use.

The default type of adverts used are Non-personalised ads that do not track you.

Non-personalised ads only use contextual information (i.e. information based on the contents of the page you are viewing), including coarse general (city-level) location.

Although these ads don’t use cookies for ads personalisation, they do use cookies to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting and to combat fraud and abuse. 

In addition Google may show personalized adverts if, and only if, you have agreed to this type of advert being shown.

For further information see how Google manages data in its ads products.

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.

Generally we try to avoid embedding this type of content, however we do sometimes embed videos eg. Youtube. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.