This privacy policy relates to the website:



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



No cookies are used in the general browsing of this website. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.



This website uses Google Analytics to provide summary statistics which allows the number of visitors to the site to be assessed, identify what pages are accessed most frequently, and help make the site more user-friendly. The collected information is anonymized, and includes:

  • Anonymized IP address, which cannot be linked to individual users
  • The top level domain name from which you access the Internet (for example, .ie, com, .org etc.)
  • The type of browser you are using
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The Internet address used to link to our site


Data Retention

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


Right of rectification or erasure

If you have left comments on the site, you can request to have this personal data corrected or erased.

For any queries, contact: