This website stores only visitor statistics. The website has been created by Adrian Cowderoy, a writer and Chartered IT Professional, resident in the UK. He is acting to promote his work and improve the ethics of intelligence practices.

In the text below, ‘we’ refers to Adrian Cowderoy plus anyone he contracts to help maintain the service.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

The contact form is used for messaging us or initiating a communication with us. Your contact details are not stored on the website.

Necessary cookies

These cookies are to used to record your preferences about cookies.

Cookie nameSupplierPurposesRetention
CookieLawInfoConsentCookie Law InfoIdentifies whether consent has been given to storing cookies1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryCookie Law InfoDetermines whether the user h as accepted the cookie consent box.1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryCookie Law InfoDetermines whether the user has accepted the cookie consent box.1 year
viewed_cookie_policyCookie Law InfoIdentifies whether the cookie policy has been viewed1 year

Non-necessary (optional) cookies

The website uses the following cookies for gathering stats. You can disable them with the Accept Cookies option, or by using an Ad blocker.

Cookie nameSupplierPurposesRetention
_gaGoogle AnalyticsGenerates statistical data on how each visitor uses the website.2 years
_gatGoogle AnalyticsUsed to control the rate of requests1 day
_gidGoogle AnalyticsRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.1 day
__utmaGoogle AnalyticsThis cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.2 years
__utmzGoogle AnalyticsKeeps track of where the visitor (apparently) came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website.6 months
History.storeKinsta CDNContains a visitor ID to track visitors navigation for internal website optimizationSession

Your data

Who we share your data with

Nobody, other than the services set out in this Privacy Policy.

Your contact information

If you leave a comment, your name and email address are retained. The email address will be deleted at your request or within 1 year – whichever comes first.

Contact forms initiate an email that may be followed by a conventional email communication.

Additional information

What data breach procedures we have in place

There is no personal information held within the website.

Reported data breaches are treated with urgency. The validity of the report is assessed, as is the origin of the complaint. If there is evidence of a breach, appropriate short-term technical and/or processes may be made. This may involve temporarily shutting down or replacing features on the website. Following review, a longer-term resolution may be implemented.

What third parties we receive data from

Our security partners provide lists of IP addresses that are reported as being risky and which we may choose to block.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None. All visitors receive the same content.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This website is not being managed as part of a regulated industry.

Changes to this Policy

The policy has been updated on 14-15th January 2021, to reflect current use of cookies and to simplify the language.

Also updated on 21st January 2021 when limited use of the comments facility was introduced.