Fleet Signal uses a Google Analytics cookie to track various statistics about visitors to the site. This is a completely anonymous process and the data that are gathered can never be linked to an individual person.
The stats are occasionally looked at to check things like which browsers people use to visit the site, which mobile operating systems are used by mobile visitors and so on; technical data to make sure that the site is accessible to as many people as possible.
If you prefer to block Google Analytics, then one of the best ways to do so is to use Ghostery. It’s a browser addon that shows you what is tracking you as you browse the web, and lets you block those trackers. Fleet Signal uses the native WordPress commenting system, so blocking everything in Ghostery should still let you leave comments on the site.
The social sharing widget on individual posts is beacon-free, which means that the text and images are stored locally on Fleet Signal. Social media services will not be able to see that you visited a post on Fleet Signal (or, indeed, the site at all) unless you share something using the widget.
Additionally, the “Fleet Social” widget on the right-hand side of most pages on this site actually uses a font to generate the social media logos. Again, nothing is sent to those services by you simply visiting a page on this site.
Email addresses that are submitted to the site for commenting (or any other) purposes will never be shared with third parties, and are only requested to help to make sure that any given commenter is actually who they say they are.
Every comment that you leave on Fleet Signal belongs to you, and you can ask for any of them to be removed at any time via email.
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If you have any questions about privacy on Fleet Signal, please email Alex at hello AT fleetsignal.com, or click the “Contact” link at the top of this page. Thanks.