In order to help with spam detection, we collect the data shown in the comments form together with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string when they post comments on the website.


When you post a comment on our website, you have the option to remember your name, email address, and website in cookies for future comments so you don’t have to input your information again. These cookies are good for a year. When you visit our login page, a temporary cookie is placed to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and is deleted when you exit your browser. Several cookies will be set when you log in to preserve your login information and screen display preferences. These login cookies will expire in two days, whereas screen option cookies will expire in a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will be valid for two weeks.

When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.

If you update or publish an article, your browser will record an extra cookie that contains no personal information and just indicates the post ID of the article you just changed. This cookie will be invalid after one day.


It is suggested that while adding photographs to the website, users avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS), as this information can be downloaded and extracted from the images.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitors’ comments could be checked by a programme that detects spam.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

You have the opportunity to ask for an exported file of the personal data we hold on you, which includes any information you have given to us if you have an account on our site or have posted comments. You can also ask us to erase any personal information we may hold on you. This does not apply to any information, though, that must be preserved for administrative, legal, or security reasons.