This privacy policy and disclosure page was updated January 2023.


This Notice explains our privacy and information practices for this blog, describing the types of information collected, how that information is used and disclosed, and how you can access, modify, or delete your information.


2.1 Through the blog we collect information about you when you sign up to receive email updates, leave a comment or enter a giveaway. Not all of the input fields are mandatory and so provision of the information is optional.

2.2 Where we send you information electronically, we do review whether the communication has been opened and whether you have clicked on any links in the communication. This is because we want to make sure that our communications are useful for you.

2.3 When you agree, we may collect information, called Cookies, on your computer or other device when you access and read the blog, including the time and duration of your visit, the referring URL, where available your IP address, operating system and browser type to analyse aggregate statistical information about browsing actions and patterns. This does not identify any individual. You can learn more about cookies at All About Cookies.

2.4 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 anonymised string created from your email address 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 may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


3.1 We may use and process the information you have provided for the purposes outlined below as well as for any purposes specified at the time of collection:

a) to deal with your enquiries;

b) to send the newsletter; and

c) to collect statistics, traffic patterns and related site information, including data analytics. We aggregate this data so as it does not identify any individual visitors. We use it for research, analysis, testing, monitoring and optimisation of blog content like customising advertising according to your browsing history, or showing you relevant new information through a pop-up.

3.2 Cookies

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

3.3 we will not pass on your information to 3rd parties except for distribution of a prize, for the purpose of functional running and tracking on this website, and where we are required to do so by law, court order or other legal process.


4.1 We retain the information we collect for as long as necessary to provide the Online Services you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with legal obligations and resolving disputes.

4.2 Once a prize has been received, all data relating to that giveaway is deleted.

4.3 Data for statistical analysis is retained for 24 months through Google Analytics. After this time, if no further visits to this website occurs, all data is deleted.

4.3 All data held by our data handling methods (for newsletters, data analysis and competition entries) comply with GDPR regulations in storing data securely.

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

4.5 For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

4.6 We do not sell users data.


5.1 When you read this blog and provide us with your personal data you are agreeing that we may use your personal data for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice.

5.2 You have the right to opt out of receiving any newsletter which we send you by unsubscribing at the bottom of the newsletter or emailing Emma at

5.3 If our processing of personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw consent for future processing at any time by contacting us. Please note, however, that we may still be entitled to process your Personal Data if we have another legitimate reason (other than consent) for doing so;

5.4 You have the right to obtain information regarding the processing of your Personal Data and access to the Personal Data which we hold about you;

5.5 You have the right to request that we correct your Personal Data if it is inaccurate or incomplete;

5.6 You have the right to request that we erase your Personal Data

5.7 As of May 25, 2018, you have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances. Again, there may be circumstances where you ask us to restrict our processing of your Personal Data but we are legally entitled to refuse that request; and

5.8 You have the right to lodge a complaint with your Data Protection Authority. In the U.K, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

5.9 You can disable 3rd party non-functional cookies by clicking on the relevant button on the cookies pop up bar, or follow these instructions to disable cookies in your browser.

If you wish for further information, or wish to exercise any other right, please contact Emma