Privacy, Cookies and you. How they are used on this site
As a matter of principal I use as few cookies as possible on this site, and those that there are are just for the smooth functioning of the site, or to record the fact that you don’t want any cookies while you visit. ( a cookie to say you don’t want a cookie??)
I do not collect any other details about you, and therefore I do not process any data about you as an individual visitor. I do collect generalised data about how many people visit this site, when they visit and what they click on. This helps me remove stuff that is unpopular or broken.
If you are using the Firefox browser then I can personally recommend the NoScript and AdBlock plus extensions, which between them remove most of the annoying content (ads, popups etc) from websites.