Privacy Policy

You don't need to give any personal data away to use this website.

You can visit this website at any time without revealing any informationabout yourself or telling me who you are.
The only area of the site to include an option to provide personal data is the Contact Me form. This facility is provided to help you to contact me to ask for assistance or send me feedback etc. If you give me any personal information about yourself or others through this service I promise to treat it securely, fairly and lawfully. I will not ask for more information than necessary, and am committed to protecting your privacy.

If you provide me with an email address, this will be used to contact you about your enquiry if this is an appropriate way to respond. In some circumstances, the email address may also be used to send you important information such as urgent security updates. If you do not wish to be contacted in this way, please let me know and your details will be removed immediately.

Your information will be used solely by myself and will never be passed on to any other person or company.

When someone visits the LadyBird Computing  website, the server collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is done to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is collected in a way which does not identify anyone, I do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the site, and I will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

Cookie Policy

A "cookie" is a very small text file which may be stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. The rules on Cookies have changed from May 2012 - this is quite important stuff! They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site but not all websites use them.
Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser - session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them yourself - persistent cookies.

The LadyBird Computing website uses only one type of cookie which is Social Media Sharing cookies. These enable visitors to the site to share links to webpages and articles etc that they like via Twitter and Google+. For example, if you have clicked on the Twitter Follow button, when you next visit this site the cookie will remember that you have already followed LadyBird Computing and the button will be greyed out.

If you don't want to accept cookies, this is fine and won't have any impact on your use of the LadyBird Computing website other than for the social media buttons. There are two things you can do -

  • you can delete cookies after they have been set (either by telling your browser to always clean them out on exit or by removing them manually eg. using a system cleanup tool). If you do this, you may be able to click the Twitter follow button, and when you next visit the site you may be able to click it again as the browser won't know that you've already done it.
  • you can restrict or block cookies being set by the website, through the browser settings for each web browser you use. This may disable the social media buttons completely.
This is perfectly acceptable, but if you are a Twitter or Google+ user etc I would really like you to leave the cookies in place and then follow me or post nice comments online!

Further Information

If you have any questions about any part of this Privacy and Cookies Policy, or any other aspect of security, privacy, websites and cookies etc, then please get in touch and I will be more than happy to help. You can also get further details from the following sites: