Last updated 28 December 2019 

Who I am

I’m Peter Jordan. My website address is: https://peterjordan.info.

What data is collected and why

If you accept analytics cookies, Google Analytics will set cookies which collect an anonymised version of current IP address

By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However some of your plugins may collect personal data. You should add the relevant information below.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Analytics

This site puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Find out more about the cookies we use, what they’re for and when they expire.

Strictly necessary cookies

NameDescriptionExpires
DYNSRV This cookie is added by our load balancer to track which web server to send the visitor to. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website. Session
cookie_notice_acceptedWe’ll set cookies so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and not to show it again, and also to store your settings. 1 year

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymised information about how you use this site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site and to government digital services.

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

NameDescriptionExpires
_ga Used to distinguish visitors 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish visitors 24 hours

How to control cookies

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject non-essential cookies by using the ‘Revoke‘ button at the foot of your screen. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.  

You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information. 
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com

How long is data retained

Anonymous web analytics data is retained indefinitely.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Further information

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email me at peter [at] peterjordan.info