Privacy Policy

Who am I?

My name’s David Ryan and I’m the Old Cynic who created This website is about providing an online space for my personal blog. You can contact me at

Who is my target audience & What Data is collected?

This website is made for adults. It covers Gaming, TV, movies, and Personal Interests.

If you are a child under 13 years old, please get permission from your parent or guardian before using, or interacting with this website.

I take every care to ensure that I do not collect unnecessary data. I do not knowingly collect any data from children.

This is a simple website, and what data I collect is mainly anonymous, in that I do not know your name, sex, age, or address, although I will receive data on your country and town.

Here is a list of data that is collected from the normal function of this website (not including ads):

  • IP address – Your IP address is collected so that I can protect my website against attack, and maintain and monitor its performance.
  • Your Country and Town – This information is collected with your IP address.

This information is kept for 1 week. If your IP address is banned due to suspicious or dangerous activities, the IP address will be kept indefinitely.

Other data may be collected by third-party services I use:

I use JetPack for my Subscription service. You can learn about how they manage your data (if you’re a subscriber to this blog) here. As for me, if you are a subscriber, I will only use the information you have provided to update you on content or offers from me. You can unsubscribe at any time.

I use for website software, to monitor traffic performance and help me run the website. For information on what collects, and how they use this information, see here. also manages cookies on my behalf. You can learn about how this blog uses cookies here.

I use Akismet to reduce Spam comments. You can learn about how they process your Data here.

If you use Social media buttons on this website, they may also track your online activity and collect some data.

Also, see MediaVine Advertising below.

I will not personally sell, or share, your personal information unless required to by law, or in order to protect my property or rights.


To opt out of all data collection, simply leave this website.

To delete cookies, please refer to your browser settings.

Comments & Site Feedback

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

IP and location information, as above, is retained for 7 days. If your IP address is banned due to suspicious or dangerous activities, the IP address will be kept indefinitely.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


If you believe your personal information is present on this website, and you would like it removed, please email

To opt-out and withdraw your consent, simply leave this website and clear your cache.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.