Cookies & Privacy

Bob Leggitt | |

This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services, to analyse traffic and to serve contextual, NON-personalised adverts. Your IP address and user agent are shared with Google, together with performance and security metrics, to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics and to detect and address abuse. In continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of these cookies.

CONVENTIONAL COOKIES

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

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

Blogger Cookie Policy

The Administrator of this blog, as a separate entity, does not collect, or attempt to collect, any personally identifying information relating to blog visitors who make no effort to specifically provide it. This applies across all devices, including mobile phones.

ANALYTICS

However, the Administrator does use Google Analytics to analyse visitors' use of the site. Google Analytics determines and provides the Administrator with an approximate location for visitors, along with the type of device used. The approximate location is no more specific than a city or town. The information available to the blog Administrator through Google Analytics could not reasonably be held to personally identify an individual.

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.

Google provides more privacy information relating to its Analytics utility via the page linked to below...

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by visiting the following page...

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

ADVERTISING AND COOKIES

Additionally, this blog may serve you with advertisements through the Google Adsense programme. This involves the use of cookies.

However, the Administrator of this blog has blocked the service of user-based ads for all visitors, and additionally disabled personalisation for visitors in the EEA and the UK.

This means that no visitors will see any user-specific, so-called "behavioural" ad-targeting on this blog. Only so-called "contextual" ads will be shown. That is, the adverts you see will not be based on your browsing history, interests, demographics or Google Account information. They will only be based on relevance to the page or pages you are viewing on this site. Further, Google will not collect information regarding your visit(s) to this site for the purpose of creating or augmenting personalised interest categories.

If your IP address identifies you as located in the EEA or UK, you will be shown non-personalised ads in compliance with GDPR standards for non-personalisation.

The Administrator has also blocked some categories of advertising on moral grounds.

Regardless of the fact that the ads shown on this site are non-user-based and only contextual, they still require the use of cookies, and you should be aware that if you don't take steps to block cookies, they will be set for advertising purposes on this site.

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.

If you disable cookies, your page visits on this blog should not be recorded in the Google Analytics results served to the blog Administrator, but you should still opt out of Google Analytics tracking as documented above, if you want to ensure the tool does not track you.

OTHER COOKIES

You may encounter Twitter widgets on this blog, which display content from Twitter. In accordance with this, you'll find the relevant privacy information in Twitter's privacy policy.

AddtoAny sharing facilities may be incorporated into this site, to enable the convenient sharing of post links to other platforms. AddtoAny has a separate privacy policy, which can be found here.

EXTERNAL CONTENT

This blog incorporates hyperlinks, both text-based and pictorial, to other websites. The Administrator of this blog accepts no responsibility for content you may find on the third-party sites you access via hyperlinks. Separate sites will also have their own privacy policies, which are a separate agreement between you and them, and are not covered in this notice.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Administrator of this blog does not collect any personal information from or about visitors who do not deliberately provide personal information. If visitors do deliberately provide personal information, it is handled as follows...

Visitors have the option to follow this blog, which entails them receiving new posts by email. In order to facilitate this, the Feedburner service is employed. Feedburner is owned by Google, and is thus subject to Google's Privacy Policy. Feedburner only requires an email address, which is necessary to deliver each new post to a subscriber's inbox. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time.

Whilst the Administrator of this blog has access to subscribers' email addresses, the email addresses are not detached and stored away from the Feedburner system, or used for any other purpose than the one intended by the subscriber. If you unsubscribe from new blog posts, the Administrator will no longer have access to your email address.

Bob 'Interesting' Leggitt is a print-published writer, multi-instrumentalist and twice Guitarist of the Year finalist, Google-certified digital marketer, image manipulation expert, virtual musical instrument builder, "Twitter detective", and author of successful blogs such as Planet Botch, Twirpz and Tape Tardis. | [Twitter] | [Contact Details]