Cookies & Privacy

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Cookies are text files containing pieces of information from a website, which are stored on your computer.

This blog is hosted on Google's Blogger (.blogspot) platform, which has a specific cookie policy, accessible via the link below...

Blogger Cookie Policy

However, the Administrator uses Google Analytics to gather data about your use of the site. Such data is gathered as a guide to which content is the most useful, and therefore what type of new content will prove the most beneficial for any future visits you may like to make.

Google Analytics uses cookies to determine whether or not you've visited the blog before, and to keep track of your movements from page to page. In the context of this particular blog, Google Analytics only uses first-party cookies. If you need a precise description of the cookies Google Analytics will set and read, you can find a rundown here.

Additionally, this blog may serve you with advertisements through the Google Adsense programme. In common with other online advertising, this involves the use of both first- and third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are not exclusive to one site, which means they can potentially be read on a number of other sites you visit, in the process potentially sharing information about your use of this blog with partners of Google. The privacy documentation for Google's advertising programme can be found via the link below...

Google Ads / Partners Privacy Policy

You are not obliged to accept cookies, and you can still use this site if you choose to block them. Your browser should allow the blocking/disabling of all conventional cookies, or the blocking of third party cookies only, or a selective arrangement in which you choose which specific sites or domains you want to allow to place/read conventional cookies. You'll need to consult the documentation relating to your specific browser for instructions on how to block or disable cookies.


There are several SoundCloud audio streams on this site. SoundCloud has a separate privacy policy, which you can find via the link below...

SoundCloud Cookie Policy

You should know that SoundCloud streams may place LSO/Flash cookies on your computer, and that these do not conform to normal cookie protocols. SoundCloud have stated that their LSO/Flash cookies are used only for functionality and not to collect user data. But you may wish to read my article on LSO Supercookies for instructions on how to eradicate or block them. Please bear in mind that some SoundCloud streams may not work or even display if you block LSO/Flash cookies on your computer.


No information which can identify you as a person is collected by the Administrator of this site. Planet Botch treats the privacy of every individual with the utmost respect and will never publish or pass on any user-specific information relating to site visits.

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