Privacy Policy

The aim of this page is to provide a clear and concise explanation about what kind of data is collected by, and how cookies are used on the website.

Email addresses

Visitors may optionally enter an email when posting a comment in order to use their Gravatar. These email addresses are stored in our database along with the comments themselves, and are not displayed publicly nor shared with anyone else. They are not used for any other purpose besides retrieving the commenter’s Gravatar.

Readers can also subscribe via email and get the latest posts delivered to their inbox by clicking the icon at the top right corner of the page. Email subscriptions are powered by a third-party service called FeedBurner. This service keeps a list of email addresses to which new posts from are delivered. As soon as a subscription is cancelled via a link provided at the bottom of every email message, the according address is deleted from the list. Just like before, these email addresses are not shared with anyone.

Cookies uses cookies in several different ways:

  • Comment authors: a cookie will be stored on your computer which will result in your previously-used username and email being entered in the comment form automatically the next time you visit this website.
  • Third-party analytics: Google Analytics, which is installed on our website, uses cookies to collect some non-personally identifiable information such as visit length and how often visitors return to
  • Third-party advertising: AdSpeed, a system used to deliver ads on, uses third-party cookies for frequency capping (preventing the same ad from being shown to a visitor over and over again).

The site will remain functional if cookies are disabled on the visitor’s browser.


The following third-party services are installed on and will gather some generic, non-personal data about our visitors:

  • Google Analytics: like an improved version of a server log, Analytics tells us things like which sites our visitors are coming from, what browser they are using, and whether they’re on desktop or mobile.
  • VigLink: this service tells us which links on our website are clicked the most.

Neither of them collects any information which could identify you personally.

Opting out

If you wish to opt-out of the aforementioned services, you can do so here for Google Analytics, and here for VigLink. Please note that this is a “global” opt-out, and these two services will be disabled for you not just on our website, but everywhere on the web.