Cookie and data policy

How this website sends and gathers data other than webpages.


Aside from web pages, website‐code can write and read information to visiting web‐browsers. This information is called ‘cookies’. By reading cookies, website‐code can identify visiting web‐browsers—this is often called ‘tracking’. Website‐code that tracks browsers can also store information and speculation about the users of browsers. This information may be, for example, the language preferences of the user, or their social status.

The use of cookies on this site

To answer the legal questions,

  • this website may use cookies. If used, the cookies are, in legal terms, ‘Necessary cookies’. Usually, these cookies only persist identification over short periods. Some cookies may persist longer, to carry user‐granted information

  • a browser will automatically remove these cookies after use, or a period of time

  • if used, cookies store only user‐granted information. No other information is concatenated, either in the cookie or in website‐code

  • if used, the cookies will help the website and browser ensure security, or enable functionality

  • no data is shared with third‐parties

  • no data is sent to other countries

  • if used, ‘Necessary cookies’ need no controls

This site needs no cookie warning

Many advice sources make statements similar to this,

First‐party cookies used for security purposes can rely on the strictly necessary exemption… If you use device fingerprinting techniques for a specific security purpose then you can also rely on the strictly necessary exemption…

Any use of of cookies on this website is exempt.


When this site is visited, the website code gathers information. The information,

  • is from data offered. Browsers offer some information that is necessary, for example, where the website should send data. Browsers also offer information that can help both the website and browser, for example, stating the type of device making the request

  • is gathered periodically, currently over two weeks. After this period, the information is automatically destroyed

  • is used to track performance of the website, to help identify/fix issues, and to offer suggestions for development

  • may be shared with third parties. It may also be published on site. For example, to publicise visit rates, or trends in usage

  • if shared with third parties or publicised, is formed as statistics, for example, how many times the website is visited per day

  • if shared with third parties or publicised, is anonymised