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This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source web analytics system, to monitor traffic on my website. Matomo records the general geographical vicinity of visitors as well as their browser and operating system, and records their navigation within the site. This helps me gauge the impact of my materials and improve my work.
The Matomo system preserves privacy by anonymising the IP addresses of visitors. This means that I will not store any personally identifiable information about you, even though your visit produces a record of a visit by someone.
Matomo also respects the “Do Not Track” preference offered by some browsers, so if you have this option set, Matomo will ignore your visit.
If you’re not using “Do Not Track” and you would rather that I don’t record your visits at all, please opt out of analytics by unchecking the box below. If you choose to opt out, the system will set a cookie which indicates to Matomo that it should completely ignore your computer.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact me through one of your preferred contact methods.