Privacy Policy

A Summary of Our Privacy Policy

  • We take your privacy very seriously and we never sell your personal data to third parties.
  • We use cookies on this website to make our website work correctly and to analyse traffic but you can choose whether to accept these cookies.
  • We only use the details you give us to either process your order, reply to a question you have sent us, analyse our website traffic or processes (all data will be anonymised) or to send you newsletters or marketing emails from us but only if you have fully and happily consented.
  • We hate spam emails and will never spam you with daily emails.
  • We will delete your details after a period of 7 years.
  • You can contact us to ask what information we have on you and ask for either some or all of the data to be deleted.
Who we are

Matthew Woolley – Quantum Penguin

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

If you have signed up to our blog notifications or to receive emails about Quantum Penguin then we will use your name and email address to do this and not for any other purpose.

  • IP address (automatically collected);
  • Demographic information (collected by Yoast and Google Analytics for us so we can see how people use our website and how many people visit for example)

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

        Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes.

(a)      authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website. (Cookies used for this purpose are wordpress_; wordpress_logged_in; wordpress_test_; wordpress_test_cookie; wp-settings-; wp-settings-time-; PHPSESSID; SESS)

(b)      status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website.

(c)      personalisation – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you.

(d)      security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services.

(e)      advertising/ Marketing – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you. We use a Social Media link plugin called Ultimately Social to add social media buttons to our website (GDPR compliant) you can read their Privacy Policy here

(cookies used for this purpose are: _atuvc; (AddThis) _atuvs; di2; Ioc; mus; ouid; uid; uvc; vc; xtc (You Tube) CheckConnectionTempCookie# (Google) GAPS; NID (Facebook) impression.php/#; c_user; datr; fr; pl; sb; wd; xs; (Twitter) _ga; ads_prefs; auth_token; csrf_same_site_set; dnt; eu_cn; external_referer; guest_id; kdt; personalization_id; remember_checked_on; syndication_guest_id; tfw_exp; twid)

(f)      analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services. We use Google Analytics (aiming to be GDPR compliant) to analyse our website – please read their privacy policy here

We use Yoast Premium plugin to analyse our website (aiming to be GDPR compliant) please read their Privacy Policy here

(cookies used for this purpose are: @@History/@@scroll|#; (Google Analytics) _utm.gif; _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz; ( _utmt (add this) _at.hist.#(Pinterest) _pinterest_cm)

(g)      cookie consent – we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

(h)   Necessary – we use cookies that help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. (cookies used for this purpose are: wc_cart_hash_#;wc_fragments_#)

        Cookies used by our service providers

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: The relevant cookies are: _utm.gif; _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz .

        Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) (Chrome);

(b) (Firefox);

(c) (Opera);

(d) (Internet Explorer);

(e) (Safari); and

(f) (Edge).

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail 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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


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 e-mail 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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Who we share your data with

We never share or sell your data and only use cookies to maintain the essential functions of our website or to provide features or analytics.

How long we retain your data

We will delete any personal data (except that needed for our own records) after a period of 7 years after it has been collected unless you reconfirm you would like us to retain the data.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

Your contact information

Quantum Penguin – Matthew Woolley

PO Box 5432
High Street, Bridgnorth
WV16 9DB

Additional information

Facebook Feed by 10Web

We use a plugin to allow us to show our facebook feed on the website and therefore it makes use of Facebook API to receive public data for this feed. You can request us to delete your Facebook data if it is accidentally cached in our website database with the feed data. If used, the plugin may track visitors. Facebook embeds are regulated under terms of Facebook’ s Privacy Policy