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Privacy & Cookie Policy

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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.

Further information on cookies can be found at:

How are they used on this site?

ESSENTIAL COOKIES uses first-party cookies only for functionality that is strictly necessary for the site to operate. These are as follows:

DYNSRVThis is a session cookie used by the load balancer on‘s webserver to optimise site performance
w3tc_referrerThis cookie is set by W3 Total Cache plug-in for sites based on the WordPress content management system. It is used to ensure a consistent user experience across page views
This is used to track your acceptance of the cookie notice and stop it displaying again
icwp-isredirectIn the case that the Shield Security Plugin needs to redirect a visitor or any request, it may use a cookie to prevent repeated/infinite redirect loops (Cookie lifetime: 7 seconds)

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES uses third-party cookies only in the following, optional scenario:

Social Media Plugin

I use third-party plugins to allow you to click through to my Twitter profile or YouTube channel if you opt to do so. 


Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so I provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.

If you want to learn more about cookies or how to control, disable, or delete them, please visit for detailed guidance. In addition, certain third-party advertising networks, including Google, permit users to opt out of or customize preferences associated with your Internet browsing. To learn more about this feature from Google, click here.

How often is this Privacy & Cookie Policy updated?

The privacy and cookie policy may be updated in future in order to reflect changes to cookies used by, or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this policy regularly to stay informed.

The date at the bottom of this privacy and cookie policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about this privacy and cookie policy or my treatment of your personal data, please email me at stephentravers @ (remove spaces, which have been added only to prevent spam).

Embedded content from other websites

These websites (e.g. YouTube, Twitter and PayPal) may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Please refer to those companies’ privacy policies for information of how they process your data.

How long we retain your data

When you click through to PayPal to make a donation, you have the option to supply your contact details, if you would like to be in touch or be kept abreast of campaign progress. However, this is not necessary. If you do provide it, we may use that email address to thank you for your donation and/or update you on our campaign. You can ask use to remove your email address and stop correspondence at any time (see below). No other data is stored except the IP address data mentioned under ‘necessary cookies’ above.

What rights you have over your data

Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.

You can see more about these rights at:

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at stephentravers @ (remove spaces, which have been added only to prevent spam).

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Data Commissioner ( We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

Last updated 31st March, 2021