Privacy and Cookies Policy

My personal policy regarding your privacy is simple: I do NOT personally collect and/or permanently store any information about you. Nothing at all. Period. You are safe with me. 🙂
Still, there is an important aspect you must be aware of: in order to function, this web site use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. For more information and the explanation of the technical terms, click here.

This website uses the following first-party cookies:

This web site is built on WordPress. WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress generates cookies for the technical functionality of this site.

This website uses the following third-party cookies:

This website uses “Google Analytics”, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

This web site uses “Google DoubleClick for Publishers” to serve ads when you visit its pages. If you would like more information about this practice and to be sure that Google doesn’t use any information, click here.

This website uses “CloudFlare“; CloudFlare uses cookies to permit access to the CloudFlare Content Delivery Network, which is used to ensure the performance of this website. This cookie is strictly necessary for site security operations. You can have more information here.

Special note regarding social network presence:

Silicon Gadget may have pages on major social networks like, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter, but those pages are meant only as an additional channel to communicate about new content on this site, they are not required to access this site and they are not actively configured by me to gather any information about you. Still, the owners of those social network may track your activity and data through those pages, but since it is their choice and not mine, they are responsible for handling your data and request your consent.

Final conclusions

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in the manner and for the purposes set out above.