Information that this website collects
Like most websites, this website uses Google Analytics to track visitors and measure how users interact with this site.
The following information is collected:
- How many people visit this website
- How people find this website (e.g. via Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.)
- Which web pages are being visited
- How long people stay on this site's web pages
- Which countries visitors come from (e.g. United States, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, etc.)
- The language of the visitors (e.g. English, Dutch, German, etc.)
- Which devices visitors use (e.g. computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.)
- Which web browsers visitors use (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.)
- Which operating systems visitors use (e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, etc.)
- What people search for on this website by using this site's search function
Even though I have access to this information, none of this information personally identifies you to me.
Google Analytics also records your computer's IP address (which could be used to personally identify you), but Google does not give me access to this information.
I enabled IP anonymization in Google Analytics, which means that your full IP address will never be stored.
The IP anonymization/masking takes place as soon as data is received by the Analytics Collection Network, before any storage or processing takes place. More information about IP Anonymization.
More information about Google Analytics.
Why I collect this information
I collect this information to analyze and improve the content of this website.
Like many websites, this website uses advertisements from Google Adsense to earn money to keep this site running and to pay my bills.
If ad personalization is turned on, Google will use your information to make your ads more useful for you.
For example, a website that sells laptops might use Google's ad services. After you visit that site, you could see an ad for laptops on a different website that shows ads served by Google.
If ad personalization is turned off, Google will not collect or use your information to create an ad profile or personalize the ads Google shows to you. You will still see ads, but they may not be as useful.
These cookies contain no information that personally identifies you to Google.
This website is hosted by A2 Hosting within a US data center located in Michigan.
A2 Hosting's data center is SSAE16 certified.
Physical data center security measures include:
- Gated parking lot with security key entry
- Security key needed to enter data center
- Security key needed to access fully enclosed locked server rack
- Video surveillance
More details of A2 Hosting's data centers can be found here.
This website uses Stackpath as its content delivery network (CDN) to improve the loading speed of this site's web pages.
A content delivery network is a collection of global servers that caches and delivers web content.
Stackpath Privacy Statement.
This site uses a SSL certificate, so all traffic between this website and your web browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS (HTTP Secure).
This site uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic.
If your email service does not support TLS, then you should know that any emails I send or receive may not be protected in transit.
I will never share or sell your email address to any third parties. I will also never send you spam.
This website contains links to other websites.
Please be aware that I am not responsible for the content or privacy of other websites.
How to control and delete cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish.
You can delete all cookies that are already stored on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent cookies from being placed.
However, if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a website and some services and functionalities may not work properly.
For more information about cookies and how to control and delete them you can visit aboutcookies.org and cookiesandyou.com.
More information about privacy and cookies
How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services
How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps
Types of cookies used by Google
Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on
Webopedia.com: What are Cookies and What Do Cookies Do?
Lifehacker.com: Fact and Fiction: The Truth About Browser Cookies
HTG Explains: What’s a Browser Cookie?
Cookies & You: What are cookies?