I use wordpress to create my blog, a well known content management system. If you are logged into wordpress they will set cookies on your browser. There are a number of ways that you can influence how cookies are used on your particular device. Most commercial browsers (such as Chrome, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc) allow you to set preferences for whether to allow or block website cookies.
You may notice when commenting on a post it records your email address and name – wordpress have enabled a new consent field labelled “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” to control whether it remembers that information.
I fully support people’s privacy when commenting on this blog. If you ever wish to have a comment or information removed please contact me using my social media profiles on the right.
Measuring Content and Visitors
I use Google Analytics to better understand what people look at on my website. I use this behaviour data to improve the posts I write and improve the website experience.
There is no way to identify individuals from the data and no personal information is collected in Google Analytics.
I ensure that no personally identifiable information is ever contained within the data sent to google analytics, and I also perform a process which partially obscures your IP address information.
As analytics information is not personal data, I do not specifically ask for your prior consent.
Technical Data: IP address in server logs
When you visit my blog, the server will record your visit and log it against the technical “IP” address of the device that you are using. This is common practice for monitoring technical resource, and importantly detecting and preventing malicious or fraudulent website access.
IP addresses do not allow me to identify you as an individual, and most of these are dynamic from your service provider and changes regularly. Nor will I ever attempt to identify an individual through IP address. Therefore I do consider the server logs is in the scope of personal data so I do not seek explicit consent to collect it.
Sharing data and protecting data
I do not share personal data with any third parties.
I keep my passwords completely random and regularly changed. I update wordpress regularly to receive the latest security updates.