Privacy Policy

Who are we? is a personal blog of a web designer and gamer/retro gamer. This site includes game reviews, retro computing, pixel art and other tech or non tech related goodness and/or personal opinions. All views are my own.

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What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it?


When visitors leave comments on this site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. By using this website, you agree that your IP address and other data can be stored and processed to help secure and to protect this website against spam.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may also be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

After approval of your comment, your Gravatar profile picture (if used) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Form

When contacting via the contact form on this website, the following information is collected:

  • Your name
  • The subject of your message
  • Your email address
  • The message content
  • Explicit consent has been agreed to collect this data

In order to successfully send your message via the contact form, and to comply with GDPR consent laws, explicit consent must be agreed to send this data. If you refuse to give consent to sending this data, then you will be unable to send your message.

The data we collect from the contact form is used explicitly to combat spam and respond to your email inquiry.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive to help store things like your user preferences, login and session states for that particular website. Cookies can also be used to analyse web traffic or let you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Cookies can help us provide you with a better web experience by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent certain features on the website from working correctly.

What types of cookies are there?

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are essential to making a website work and enable features that users have specifically asked for. These types of cookies are commonly used with shopping baskets or e-billing. Without use of these cookies, these features of the website would not function correctly.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.

Functionality cookies

These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.

Targeting or Advertising cookies

These cookies collect information about users’ behaviour. This information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.

What cookies does use?

Cookie Consent


Google Analytics






Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to monitor our website usage such as the number of visitors to our site, search phrases used to find us, pages visited on the site and time spent on the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form and do not identify users nor associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, we then use this information to help us improve the site. You can find more information on Google’s privacy policy.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites. For more information, visit


If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. We have no access to this data.

Embedded content found on this site usually comes from the following third-parties (but is not limited to):

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some form of control for most cookies through the browser settings. To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, please visit one of the following links:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have left a comment on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

To request such information, please contact us by using the form on the contact page.

This page was last amended on: 2 February 2019.