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 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.


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.

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 use a plugin called Google Analytics for WordPress by Monster Insights. This is so that we can see how visitors find and use the site so that we can keep them coming back. The following cookies are used:

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescriptionWhich MonsterInsights Users
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users. Stores the ClientID, a unique and randomly generated string, so that the user can be associated on future visits, the date of first visit and version of GA cookie.All Users
_gid24 hoursStores the ClientIDAll Users
_gat1 minuteThrottles the number of requests a user does to Google Analytics’s serversAll Users
ga-disable-{YOUR UA CODE}NeverIf a user opts out via MonsterInsights’s opt out system or the official Google do not track methods, this cookie prevents Google Analytics from tracking the user.All Users
AMP_TOKEN30 seconds – 1 year (varies)Identifies a user who was first given a ClientID on an AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of your site. The length of time stored varies, with users who visit the AMP page first, and visit more frequently getting higher durations.AMP Addon Users
__utmx18 monthsFor users utilizing Google Analytics’s Content Experiments feature, this cookie determines if a user is included in an experiment.MI users using Content Experiments
__utmxx18 monthsFor users utilizing Google Analytics’s Content Experiments feature, this cookie determines when a user’s experiment ends.MI users using Content Experiments
_gaexpTypically 90 days (varies)For users utilizing MonsterInsights’s Google Optimize Integration, used to determine the inclusion and expiration of a user’s participation in a Google Optimize test. Duration varies based on the length of experiment.


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Who we share your data with

We share your data with the Cairngorms National Park Authority for the monitoring of website traffic only. No personal data is stored or shared.

How long we retain your 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.

We will keep analytics records for a year.

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.

Our contact information

Waffnergasse 6,

93047 Regensburg, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)941 59935980
Fax: +49 (0)941 59935989

Additional information

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will deal with any data breaches within 72 hours and inform the subjects involved.

What third parties we receive data from

We don’t receive any data from third parties.