Cookies and Privacy


Like almost every other site on the internet, we use cookies on our website. When you visit you consent to the sending and reading of cookies stored in your browser, for example to track anonymised visitor data or identify you as a Facebook user. If you don't want this  to happen you can block or delete cookies at any time.

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you visit our site.

Traffic and site statistics

We do not collect or monitor traffic data that can personally identify any visitor. However, to enable us to monitor blog traffic and how phenomenally popular we are becoming, we gather certain anonymised, aggregated information about your use of the site, including details of your operating system, browser version, location, the URL you came from and go to and the parts of our web site you visit. We may build pretty graphs with statistics, traffic patterns and related site information. This aggregated data will not include any information which could be used to identify you personally.

Social media content

When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon or Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the use of those cookies and you'd need to check with those services about their privacy arrangements.

Use of cookies and how to control and delete cookies

This blog does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set up by the website you can do this through your browser settings (either through the Help Function or by visiting
You may refuse to accept cookies and delete any stored cookies at any time. You may also opt-out of the collection of anonymised visitor stats data (which to be honest we almost never look at). We use Google Analytics, so you might want to read what Google are up to too.

Privacy and your personal information

Your privacy is important and we will never sell your personal information to others or pass it on for use in marketing, bulk mailing or spam. The personal information we collect if you send us an email or post a comment (which may include your name, email address and any other contact information you provide), is used only for the purpose of fulfilling your request and is not shared with any third parties. No personal information that you send to us is transferred or processed outside the UK. You can ask us to delete, update or remove any personal information you have given us at any time at the email below.

Use of your information

If you request information from us using our contact page you consent to us sending information about this blog and to answer your questions. We may use your information to contact you (very occasionally) with ideas or posts which may be of interest to you, for your views on our plans or about changes or developments to the blog. By contacting us requesting more information about the blog, we understand that you consent to us using your information for these purposes under GDPR's 'soft opt-in'. Though we may be wrong about that, and frankly we've never pro-actively emailed anyone about the blog so you can probably relax.

If you change your mind about being contacted in the future please let us know by contacting us at our contact details set out below and we will remove you from our records immediately in line with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us to any third parties without your consent.

Storing your information

We will do our best to protect any personal information we hold about you against access by any unauthorised persons. You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date.

Because generally people only contact us very infrequently, we keep the information we hold about you for a period of approximately 5 years, until we remember to clear it out, or until you tell us you no longer wish to be contacted. Any comments you make on our blog posts will be retained as long as this blog exists.

Controlling your information

If you would like to know what information we hold about you you can request it from us at the email address below. If you would like us to remove your contact details from our records please email us and we will delete your details immediately.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy at any time without having to give you prior notification. Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the site and/or, where we think it is appropriate, through email notification.


The content of this website is protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are not permitted to use, copy, store, sell or otherwise distribute any text, work or image on this website without the express permission of the author or copyright owner. If you would like to use any of the content of this website for personal or commercial use, please contact us via the details below.


None of the writing, opinions or information contained in this blog should be taken as any kind of suggestion for your own diabetes care. We are not doctors, dieticians or trained diabetes educators and have no medical training whatsoever.

If you have questions or concerns about individual health matters or the management of your diabetes, please consult your doctor, specialist diabetes nurse or diabetic care team.


Any questions relating to the use of this website, or your information should be sent by email to mike at everydayupsanddowns dot co dot uk.