Privacy Policy
The privacy of our visitors to is important to us.

At, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

Specifically, Google uses DART cookies; you can opto out of this by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Cookies we set

  Cookie Expiry Personal data?
To make the site work:
  frontend_session when browser closes no
Set by WordPress (blog software) to check if cookies are enabled, and whether you are logged in:
  wordpress_test_cookie when browser closes no
To check if you prefer to view the blog in desktop or mobile version:
  wpmp_switcher 1 year no
If you’ve chosen to comment on the blog, so you don’t have to retype all your data:
  comment_author 1 year yes: provided by visitor, and required to comment (anti-spam)
  comment_author_email yes: provided by visitor, and required to comment (anti-spam)
  comment_author_url yes: provided by visitor, optional
To check if you have asked to receive updates to comments on a post:
  subscribe_checkbox_ 9 months no
To check we don’t show you our popup invitation to subscribe to the newsletter too often:
  pty_visited 14 days no
So we know how many visitors we get, and what they are interested in:
  _utma 2 years no
  _utmb 30 mins no
  _utmc when browser closes no
  _utmv 24 hours no
  _utmz 6 months no
So you can view video and add our pages to various social media
All add third party cookies to this site to collect data. Unless you are logged in to their service, we believe this is not personally identifiable data. Much of it is the same as the Google Analytics data collected above.
And finally, to check if you have agreed to have cookies stored on your machine, and whether you’ve chosen to turn off the ‘cookies’ symbol:
  civicAllowCookies 3 months no
  civicShowCookieIcon 3 months no

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