I do not use VabbSpotter  to collect any data on any visitor for any purpose.

However you will notice that I do have some advertising banners on my website which helps me to fund the webspace. These adverts are controlled by Google Adsense and they use cookies to customise their adverts to each visitor, presumably to increase their relevance and give them a better chance of success (ie visitors clicking them). Note that each time you click on an advertisement I get a small payment.

Here is the explanation from Google:

“European laws require that digital publishers give visitors to their sites and apps information about their use of cookies and other forms of local storage. In many cases these laws also require that consent be obtained.

Google are now introducing an EU user consent policy (see below). This requires that you obtain EU end users’ consent to the storing and accessing of cookies and other information, and to the data collection, sharing and usage that takes place when using Google products. This policy change is being made in response to best practice and regulatory requirements issued by the European data protection authorities. These requirements are reflected in changes that have been recently made on Google’s own websites.”

More info is available here: