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Your Privacy

You have a right to decide who should have access to your personal information. Respecting that right is as important to me as it is to you.

Of course, I want to keep in touch. Of course, I want to tell you about things you might like. But I'm always aware that I'm making contact with you at your invitation, and that you can withdraw that privilege at any time.

How I collect personal information

I don't collect any personally-identifiable information about you unless I specifically request it, for example when you contact me. While my site uses cookies to work correctly, I don't receive any personally-identifiable information this way. See my cookie policy below for more details on this. When you fill in a contact form you'll be asked for information like your name and e-mail address. I need these so that I can respond to your enquiry. You can enter your phone number as well if you wish, though this is optional.

Sharing your information

The purpose of my collecting personal information is to allow me to deliver what you ask of me. I do not share your information with any other organisation. Short of being forced to comply with a legal order from the police or similar body to reveal information, I regard your personal details as strictly confidential.

Cookie Policy

In common with nearly every other website, this site uses cookies to work as you'd expect. There's nothing sinister about this, and none of what I do will damage your device or compromise your privacy. Cookies are tiny pieces of information stored either in memory or in a small file that is restricted to a specific, secured area on your device. You can see an example of a cookie at work in the alert that popped up when you first visited this site. If you click OK then a cookie is set on your device to say that you're happy to receive cookies from my site for this visit. If I didn't set this cookie then you'd have to click on the alert every time you went to a new page, which you probably wouldn't welcome!

I may also use a special kind of cookie called session variables. They're automatically deleted when you leave my site. I don't receive or store any personally identifiable information this way; please see the Privacy Policy above if you'd like to see how I do handle your information.

Tracking Cookies

In addition to my own cookies,which are deleted when you close your browser, I also use Google Analytics and Google Adwords to analyse this site's performance and to track click-throughs from a Google search. These services set their own cookies that track your Internet use over other participating sites. This data is anonymous and I have no means of identifying you personally. Using the information in these cookies I can tell that someone searched for a WW2 story, clicked through to this site, viewed five pages and left, but I can't tell who it was. Neither do I receive any information any other sites they may have visited. Google also uses these cookies, and may relate some of your activities to your Google account if you're signed in. They don't share any of this personal information with me. You can read about Google's cookie policy by clicking here.

I may occasionally place links to social media like Facebook or Twitter, who may use cookies to track the source of the link. You should check the privacy policies of such media.

Click here to see Facebook's privacy policy

Click here to see Twitter's privacy policy

I hope you're reassured by my cookie policy and will continue to use my site. If you don't wish to receive cookies, then you can disable them in the settings section of your browser. However, doing so will prevent certain elements of this site from working correctly. If you prefer not to disable cookies but disagree with my cookie policy then please leave the site now.


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