Privacy Policy

Last updated: 29 July 2022.

Ian Longshaw (Cold Arid Code) does not collect user data for any purposes other than:

  • To provide the functionality of the website and applications.
  • To provide basic consolidated analytics data which can be used to improve the website and applications.

Cold Arid Code Website (

The website collects no personally identifiable data, unless you choose to subscribe to the blog, in which case the details that you enter (email address) are stored to enable the subscription to function. In addition the website uses a number of plugins for basic functionality and analytics (see below). No information that is collected for these purposes is visible to us or personally identifiable. We do not disclose or sell any data to third parties but some aggregate data is used by third parties for basic website usage statistics.

The third parties and plugins used on the site include, but are not limited to:

  • Hostinger – the website hosting platform.
  • WordPress – website construction.
  • Generate Press Pro – website theme.
  • JetPack – aggregated website statistics.
  • Social Media Icons.
  • Google Fonts.
  • GDPR Cookie Consent.
  • Conditional Menus.
  • Rotating Tweets.
  • Updraft Plus.
  • Spotlight Social Media Feeds – embedded Instagram feed.
  • Custom Twitter Feeds Pro – embedded Twitter feed.

Apps (PilotCalc & TimeTick)

Any information entered into PilotCalc or TimeTick is stored locally on the device, i.e. it is not sent anywhere unless you choose to use the email functionality within the apps. Both apps may request the use of Location Data which (if approved) is used to enable the app clock to use the local time zone.

We use Apple’s standard tools and APIs to manage in-app purchases and monitor app downloads and related statistics. We do not, and cannot access any personal data or personally identifiable data through these tools but do receive consolidated statistical data, and in the case of app crash reports, some non identifiable device related data (e.g. device type, iOS version) to assist with debugging. Please see Apple’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website

Your consent applies to the following domains:

Manage consent

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Marketing cookies are used to personalise the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. Our website does not display advertisements.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement1 yearSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional011 monthsThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-others011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".
CookieLawInfoConsent1 yearRecords the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
viewed_cookie_policy011 monthsThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” link at the bottom of the website. This will display this page again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely using the Manage Consent option above.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch.