Who are we

Our website address is: The content of this site is for informational purposes only as it is a personal blog.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor's IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.

An anonymous string created from your email address (also called a hash) can be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you use it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service is available here: After your comment is approved, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Website visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our website, you can choose to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so you don't have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.

When you sign in, we'll also set some cookies to save your sign-in information and screen display options. Login cookies last two days and screen options cookies last one year. If you select "Retain 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 does not include personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. Expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (eg videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly the same as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, incorporate additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This is so that we can automatically recognize and approve any subsequent comments, rather than holding them in a moderation queue.

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

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked by an automated spam detection service.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to "remember" you and your preferences, either for a single visit (via a "session cookie") or for multiple repeat visits (using a "persistent cookie"). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and stay logged in. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (known as "first-party cookies") or by third parties. , such as those that serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website ("third-party cookies"). 

Both websites and HTML emails may contain other tracking technologies such as "web beacons" or "pixels". These are usually small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for purposes similar to cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, although they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may load, but their functionality will be restricted. 

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertisements from selected third-party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded or when a visitor performs a certain action (clicking the "like" or "follow" button on a post, for example).

Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered user (so you don't have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of the sites- our websites, regardless of whether you have an account.

For more information about the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Cookie Control section below. 

Where we place cookies

We set cookies in a number of different locations within our services. These include:

  • On our websites (including,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, and
  • In the administrative dashboards of our websites, such as Calypso and wp-admin.
  • On the websites we host for our users.
  • On sites that use our plugins (eg Jetpack).
  • In the emails we send.

Types of cookies

The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them. 

Cookie categoryWhy we use these cookies
NecessaryThese cookies are essential for our sites and services to perform basic functions and are necessary for us to operate certain functions. These include those necessary to allow registered users to log in and perform account-related functions, to store preferences set by users, such as account name, language and location, and to ensure that our services function properly.
Analysis and performanceThese cookies allow us to optimize performance by collecting information about how users interact with our websites, including which pages are most visited and other analytical data. We use these details to improve the way our websites work and to understand how users interact with them.
advertisementThese cookies are set by us and our advertising partners to provide you with relevant content and to understand the effectiveness of that content. They can be used to collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites to predict your preferences and show you more relevant ads. These cookies also enable the creation of a profile of you and your interests and enable the display of personalized ads based on your profile.

User Sites

In addition to the cookies set on our own sites, we use cookies for our functionality  Site Stats . It calculates the number of unique visitors to a site, as well as the number from specific geographic locations. A visitor is counted when we see a user or browser for the first time in a certain period.