Privacy Policy


This privacy policy notice is for this website,, and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how personal information is controlled, processed, handled and protected while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing/using this website.


Compliance Testing at Point of Implementation of GDPR and ePR, 21 May 2018


The following requirements in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the ePrivacy Directive (ePR) have been tested in regards to this website:

Prior consent on personal data (GDPR)

Prior consent on other than strictly necessary cookies (ePR)

Personal data is transmitted to ‘adequate countries’ only (GDPR)





Cookies are small files stored on a user’s computer or device. Cookies on this website are used to provide you with a better user experience. This is done by placing a small text file on the hard drive or memory storage of your computer or device, to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages or the website’s content that are displayed.


Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website. A cookie control system is used on this website, which allows you to accept the use of cookies and control which cookies are saved to your computer or device. Some cookies will be saved for specific time periods, whereas others may last for longer time periods until you decide to remove website data, delete cookies, or reset your web browser on your computer or device. Your web browser should provide you with the necessary controls to manage and delete cookies from your computer or device, so please refer to your web browser application options.


Only strictly necessary cookies are deployed on this website:


Necessary Cookies:

Necessary cookies help make this website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

cookie name: phpsessid

cookie purpose and description: preserves user session state across page requests

cookie type: http

cookie expiry: after each session


Preferences Cookie:

Preference cookies enable this website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

cookie name: lang

cookie purpose and description: remembers the user’s selected language of website

cookie type: http

cookie expiry: after each session



Unclassified Cookie:

These preference cookies enable this website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

cookie name: cookie_notice_accepted

cookie purpose and description: remembers the acceptance of the cookie notice

cookie type: http

cookie expiry: 29 days




Google Analytics


When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is done to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.



As part of the registration process for my newsletter, I collect personal information. This information is used to keep you informed about my research. I do not trade or sell any data. I use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver the newsletter. I gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help monitor and improve the newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

I hold the following information about you that you provided when you signed up to the newsletter:

  • First Name
  • Second Name
  • Email address
  • Dates added and changed

You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my newsletters or by emailing me


This Privacy Policy is effective as of 21 May 2018. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. By accessing this website and/or using my services after we make any such changes to this Privacy Policy, you are deemed to have accepted such change.