Cookie policy

Last updated: May 25, 2018

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 users find what they are looking for easily.

Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to this website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. I’ll use this information to make this website more relevant to your interests. I may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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, are as follows:

  • Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session.

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:

Google Analytics – I use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. Read Google’s privacy policy here.

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. I also use Facebook Pixels to retarget website users for Facebook ads. This means that if you browse this website, you’re more likely to see my Facebook ads. 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. Read Pinterest’s privacy policy here.

YouTube – I use YouTube to embed videos on the site. When you watch a video, YouTube collects usage data. This data does not include personally identifiable information. Read Google’s privacy policy here.

Instagram – I use the Instagram API to display my latest Instagram posts on the site. 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 May 25, 2018.

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