Privacy Policy

Who am I?

My name’s David 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 Interest.

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 do 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 to maintain and monitor its’ performance.
  • Your Country and Town – This information is collected with your IP address.

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

I use MailChimp 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. 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.

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

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.


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.

Subscription data is dealt with above (it is kept until you Unsubscribe).

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.