Cookies, Privacy Policy, and Advertising

A particularly silly EU directive requires me to state if cookies are used on my web sites and what they do to invade visitor privacy etc. This is on a par with asking the Borgias if the food at their banquet contains nuts, since there are far more dangerous and intrusive technologies out there, but never mind...

As always a reminder that I am no longer able to make changes to my old NTLWorld web site, and really don't know what goes on under the hood there, including cookies - PLEASE don't use it.

Finally, I'm repeatedly asked to carry advertising, presumably to make money by tracking hits. I will NEVER do this, or carry any form of paid link; I really don't need a few pence badly enough to want to invade anyone's privacy.