Privacy Statement

Who we are

Our website address is: The website’s core audience is in the British Isles.

Comments & Contact Form

When visitors leave comments on the site or use the ‘contact us’ form, we collect the data shown on the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. The data, excluding the IP address, collected on a comments form is used to display the comment on the website. The data collected on the contact form is used internally to view and reply to messages sent to us from users of this website, with their consent.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, Tweets, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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.

Twitter (Tracking cookie) Opt out* | Privacy policy

*For active Twitter users only. The guide will show you where signed-in users can opt-out on Twitter.

Social Media sharing buttons

On our website we offer you the possibility to use so-called “Social Media Buttons”.

To protect your data, we use a solution called “Shariff”. Hereby the share buttons are implemented as static images, which contain a link to the corresponding social network site.

If you click on such a button, you will be redirected to the respective social network site in the same way, as normal links would do as well. Only in that moment of time the provider of the social network site will get information about you, for example your IP address.

If you do not click on such a share button, no data will be transmitted. Information about the collection and usage of your date on the social network sites can be found in the corresponding terms of use of the respective provider. More information about the plugin and the Shariff solution can be found here:

Shariff was developed in Germany.

This website currently includes social media share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, What’s App, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Mastodon.

Google Fonts

To protect your privacy, we now self-host the Google Fonts used by this website.

Details of ad technology vendors & privacy policies

A full list of ad technology vendors and their privacy policy URLs:

Other privacy details / data retention

We do not sell user’s data, regardless of where you are in the world.


Anonymous data may be shared with Google for statistical and monitoring purposes, in order to identify trends, browser and device type being used and to improve services. For example, knowing which browsers are being used on which devices will influence decisions on how we develop the website. You can adjust your preferences via the blue privacy tab in the bottom right at any time.

Contacting us

If you’ve got news or a story to tell, please indicate if you want these details to be published or how you would like the item attributing or crediting to, should the item lead to publication. You have the right to request deletion of any messages sent to this website. You can do this through our contact form.

This document was last reviewed in April 2023.

Our cookie policy is outlined on a separate page.