Use of personal data collected
When you leave a comment on our website, the data entered in the comment form, but also your IP address and your browser’s user agent are collected to help us detect unwanted comments.
If you post a comment on our site, you will be offered the opportunity to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is only for your convenience so that you do not have to enter this information if you post another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.
If you have an account and log in to this site, a temporary cookie will be set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set a number of cookies to store your login information and screen preferences. The lifetime of a login cookie is two days, the lifetime of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check “Remember me”, your login cookie will be retained for a fortnight. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.
Embedded content from other sites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were on that other site.
Statistics and audience measurement
Use and transmission of your personal data
How long your data is stored
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognise and approve subsequent comments instead of leaving them in the moderation queue.
The personal data collected when you subscribe to the newsletter is your e-mail address. This is the only data we have access to about you and we assure you that it will not be disclosed or sold.
The rights you have over your data
If you have an account or have left comments on the site, you can request to receive a file containing all the personal data we hold about you, including that which you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of your personal data. This does not include data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Transmission of your personal data
Visitors’ comments can be checked using an automated service for detecting undesirable comments.