Privacy and Cookies

A few comments on your privacy and this website.

This website does some tracking for functional and statistical purposes using cookies and in some cases will store details like your email address. We also log the ip address you used to connect to the site for a short period for fault-finding purposes. The network you connected from and the pages you visited are stored for statistical purposes. None of the information stored can identify you as an individual. We use Cloudflare’s CDN to deliver content. Some of the content is served by Cloudflare Pages.

We also use Cloudflare Web Analytics for statistics.

For more details see CloudFlare Privacy & Security Policy.

The paragraph below is not valid anymore but is left here because the links to Google may be useful. This site has been de-googled as far as possible but you never know.

We also use google adsense to publish ads on this site. This helps to pay hosting costs but we certainly do not make money from it. Google and it’s partners sets cookies and use other methods to try determine what you are interested in to serve targeted ads. If you do not want them to do this you can set a “do not track” option in your browser. For more details see Google Privacy and Terms. Also visit Google My Activity to see and adjust the data Google stores about you.

You may also see sharing buttons at the bottom of each page or post. To use these you must be subscribed to the various services and have accepted their privacy conditions. They may also attempt to track your web activity . Again, set the “do not track” option in your browser.

To minimise tracking you can also use an adblocker. Ghostery seems to work well.

Your e-mail address is requested when you fill in a contact form on the site. We need your e-mail address to answer your contact request. We will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose than answering you.

If you do not wish cookies to be set you can disable them in your browser and if you disable Javascript we will not be able to serve you ads or keep statistics of your visits. You may however find that most websites, including this one, will not function properly if you do this.

This website processes personal data for the purpose of historical and genealogical research. This research is a ‘legitimate interest’ under article 6(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulations.

This website is operated by the following individuals. Arnold Greyling — [email protected]