Cookie policy

Last updated: November 11, 2021

I use cookies on this website ( (“the site”) for a number of purposes. Cookies help me to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website, and also allow me to improve the site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to my use of cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Read more information about cookies here.

This site uses the following cookies

Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of this website.

Analytical/performance cookies: These collect information about how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps me to improve the way this website works, for example, by ensuring that you can find what you’re looking for easily.

You can find more information about the individual cookies the site uses and the purposes for which I use them below.

First-party (IT Governance Ltd) cookies

This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, enable basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas.

To make my site load faster, the site will set some cookies to remember what fonts have been loaded. These cookies will last the duration of your session.

This website may also remember your preferences. If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Third-party cookies

This website will set several types of third-party cookie, and I do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:

Koko Analytics – I use Koko Analytics to collect data about website usage and help me understand how visitors interact with my site. This data does not include personally identifiable information. Koko Analytics is an open-source analytics plugin for WordPress that does not use any external services and respects visitors’ privacy.

Askimet – I use Askimet to block spam comments. It’s a plugin that blocks suspicious comments (including suspicious IP addresses) so that I don’t have to spend huge chunks of time deleting spam comments. Read Askimet’s terms of service here.

Facebook – I use the Facebook Like button so you can easily share my blog posts with others on Facebook. This widget may embed additional tracking and track your usage. Read Facebook’s privacy policy here.

Pinterest – I use the Pinterest “Pin it” button so you can easily add images from the site to your Pinterest boards. This widget may track your usage. Read Pinterest’s privacy policy here.

YouTube – I use YouTube to embed videos on the site in privacy enhanced mode. When you watch a video, YouTube collects usage data. Read Google’s privacy policy here.

Instagram – I use the Instagram API to display my latest Instagram posts on the site. This widget uses cookies to ensure the security of the website. Read Instagram’s privacy policy here.

Google Fonts – I use fonts from Google Fonts to make the site prettier Read Google’s privacy policy here.

Controlling your cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the site, and some features of this website may no longer work.

Updates and date last updated

This cookie policy will be reviewed and updated from time to time to reflect the current functionality of the website. Updates will be posted on this page. This page was last updated on July 06, 2019.

If you have any questions about this cookie policy, please email me at