Respecting Your Privacy

Cookies and tracking for analytical purposes is de facto on the World Wide Web, and it’s rare that a website doesn’t track your movements so that the website can be improved. This page sets out what tracking is carried out on this website ( and what methods you can use to opt-out of tracking.

This website honours the “Do Not Track” functionality that is available in all modern browsers; we also comply with the EU Cookie Directive by informing you that we use cookies and tracking information as soon as you arrive on any page of this website.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to track the actions of users on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with the website. We can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.

Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to us. We also use IP masking, which tells Google Analytics to only use a portion of the IP address, rather than the entire IP address, for geolocation.

Google Analytics has the option to anonymously share your data with Google and others for trending purposes. We do not share any of your data with Google or others.

If you wish to opt out of sending your information to any website that uses Google Analytics, you can download and install Google’s Opt-Out tool for your browser.

Social Media Sharing Buttons

Each blog article on this website has a set of buttons to enable you to share the blog article with friends and colleagues on a number of social media sites. We track the number of times a blog article has been shared, but we do not track any details about you. However by sharing the blog using a sharing button, you will be interacting with a third party site which may track your actions.

Commenting on Blogs

Each blog article on this website allows you to comment, providing you log in. You may register with the site directly using an email address or log in using Social Media options. We will record your registration, but we will not use this to contact you or pass your information on to any third party. The exception is when you register using a third party social media site, which will ask you to log in. We will not be able to see your login credentials for the third party social media site.

Opting Out of All Tracking

For Google Chrome, you can use a couple of extensions to opt out of advertising: the Protect My Choices and Google IBA Opt-Out tool.

It is recommended that you use one, or a combination of web browser extensions to curtail monitoring of your browsing habits by websites and third-parties.

Apple Safari

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Extensions are being developed specifically for the new version of Microsoft Edge, but if you can’t find one you want to use, you can also install the Google Chrome Extensions above.
It is recommended you update your version of Edge to the Chromium version.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Our recommendation is that you do not use Internet Explorer.

Mozilla Firefox

You can also opt out of other behavioural advertising monitoring on a permanent basis.