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Cookie Policy

None of the code for the main website makes use of cookies to track you, but like any modern website we make use of a number of services that might, including the following.

Service Cookie Purpose
Session Management PHPSESSID This controls access to private areas of the site. As a regular user you will not see this.
Cookie Preference CookieControl Used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on oracle-base.com. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Google Analytics GoogleAdServingTest
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and WordPress blog. We use the information to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data and the Google Policy section.
Google Ads full description Revenue from adverts helps to with the upkeep of this site. Personalised ads have been disabled for all pages served to the European Economic Area (EEA). You can remove personalised ads across the whole internet by using the Google ad settings here and the Google Policy section.
YouTube PREF*

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page and the Google Policy section.

PREF - * Expires after eight months
VSC - * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - *expires after eight months remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session

Google Policy

This site uses Google services for adverts and analytics, so please read the following document from Google.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.


From version 4.9.6 onward WordPress includes GDPR compliance tools. You can read about these here.

The site does not allow WordPress members, so there is no user information stored or tracked beyond that mentioned in the Cookie Policy.

WordPress writes to a comments cookie to simplify future comments by the user. This functionality is optional as of WordPress version 4.9.6.

WordPress normally tracks the IP address of comments. The IP addresses of existing comments have been removed and the "Remove IP" plugin has been installed and enabled to prevent future comments from recording the poster's IP address.

Website Comments

The comments on the main website are stored and displayed indefinitely. They act as a history of corrections suggested by readers. Comments can be left anonymously, so there is no need to leave personal information unless you want to. The IP address of the sender is not tracked or stored.

WordPress Comments

The main blog allows comments, which are locked after 30 days. Other WordPress sites served from this server do not allow comments. See the WordPress section for further clarification about WordPress security.

Server Logs

Web server access and error logs may contain information that can be used to identify a user. These are compressed once a week and logs older than 6 months removed.

Social Share

The social share buttons on this site are just links to the respective social media sites. This site doesn't store or track the clicks and no cookies are present on this site to enable this.

Right to be Forgotten

It is possible you have included personal information on the site in one of the following locations.

These can easily be removed or amended by contacting me using tim(at)oracle-base.com.

Data Breach Procedures

If you've got this far you will realise we don't keep any information other than that which is publicly visible on the site. As a result a breach is not possible in the conventional sense. In the event of the server being hacked there will be a post about it on the blog.


The website is protected by HTTPS using a certificate from Let's Encrypt.

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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