Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymized 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.

Contact forms

When visitors leave a message using a contact form 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.

The message is only visible to the site administrator(s) and is also sent to them by email automatically.


Our default policy is not to use cookies. However, our hosting provider is using two technical cookies to offer a better experience to the users by using them to distribute the server load. Currently those cookies have a very short life time (less than an hour) before they expire.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

List of Cookies

  • Hosting provider – OVH cookies
    start and startBAK : those two cookes are technical cookies used by OVH to distribute the server load.
    Only set if you comment or login to this website
  • Other 3rd parties
    Google as we use Google Fonts (see Google privacy policy)
    Potentially others for linked content (see their respective privacy policy)

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We tend to limit the use of such embedded content to avoid any inconveniences.


We do not use analytics embedded in our website. The only analytics used are from the server logs. We do not use tracking, we check mostly for activity and popular articles. See the next section for information about this analytics.

Who we share your data with

Our hosting provider, OVH, is keeping analytic data from visitors using server logs. Those data include IP address, date and time, and web request (e.g. which page did this IP requested to view). We only use these data to see which article are popular, to see if links are broken, etc. But those data are not used for tracking or advertising by us. OVH is a European company and they do respect your privacy and implement the GDPR, see their own privacy policy (in French)

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service named Akismet.

Your contact information

We are a personal blog. You can contact us by using the Contact Form on this web site.