Privacy and Cookies

Who we are

This website is owned by Outside Context Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 12584087. Our registered address is 10 St. Ann Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2DN, United Kingdom. If you need to contact us regarding this Privacy and Cookies Policy, please write to us at that address or email

Effective date

This policy was created on 27 March 2023. It will next be reviewed on 26 March 2024.

Data collection and storage

When visitors leave comments on the 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. An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may 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 profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We do not share your data with any other third parties.

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.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful basis we rely on for processing this information is your consent. You can remove your consent at any time.

You have rights under data protection law including rights to access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, to object to processing and to data portability. You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we will respond to you within one month.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights please contact us at


When you visit this site, you will be prompted to save your cookie preferences. This necessary cookie will last for one year.

If you opt in to analytics via your cookie preferences, we may set Google Analytics cookies. These last for the default time (one year, one month and four days).

If you leave a comment on our 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 functional cookies will last for one year.


If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us by emailing

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data:        

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: