Administrative data collection:
All web servers store some information about visitors, including (at least) IP address, browser and its configuration, the date and time of the visit and and details about how the visitor reached the site (from a referring page, or using what search-keywords).
This data is tracked for administration and maintenance purposes, and lets me know what articles readers are interested in. It is also used for administration and site-maintenance, and for promoting the site to potential advertisers. A key point is that it cannot personally identify visitors to this site, so is not considered as personal information.
There are, or may, be sections on this site where it is possible to leave comments. Users who leave comments are required to be logged in, and may therefore leave personally identifying information. The only information that is collected or stored by Blogger-hints-and-tips is the login account that is provided by the comment-er, and this is used only to respond to the comment(s) that are left.
Free Advertising Programme participants
Limited personal information is collected about potential participants in the Free Advertising programme. This information will always be collected directly from the potential participants, or from reliable sources who have nominated them as potential participants, and it will be managed in accordance with Irish law.
Cookies and Web Beacons
You can disable cookies in your browser settings if you have privacy concerns. It is not recommended to do this for all sites is not recommended, because it may cause problems with the way you prefer to use some sites. Instead, it's better to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. See your web-browser(s) documentation for information about blocking cookies and other tracking mechanisms.
Google Inc would like you to be aware that:
Advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These let Google display ads based on your visits to this site and others that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage. Tracking done by Google is subject to Google's privacy policies.