Who we are

This website’s address is: https://nikolaus.co.uk

Any questions, email hello@nikolaus.co.uk

It’s powered by WordPress: https://wordpress.com/

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

This website is powered by WordPress, a content management system that can capture some limited personal data for authentication and shopping, but most of those features are turned off on this site.


Comments are disabled on most pages, but if a visitor leaves a comment, then 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 anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


You can’t upload media to the website unless you’re the administrator, but if you somehow manage to, then you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from pictures on the site.


If you leave a comment on our site (and in most cases, you can’t), you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data. It’s discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies remain for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will go too.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and indicates the post ID of the item you just edited. It expires after one day.

For more detail, scroll down to the Cookie Declaration.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, music). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited that other site.
These other 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 with that website and are logged in.


Our web hosting provider Tsohost collects anonymous analytics data. They use Awstats.

Who we share your data with

Our web hosting provider Tsohost collects anonymous analytics data, and stores it in the UK.

How long we retain your data

Mostly, you can’t leave comments. However, if you do, the comment and its metadata can remain indefinitely. That way, we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

There’s no option to register on our website. However, if you manage to, then know that we store the personal information provided in a user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit that information.

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 ask that we erase any personal data we hold about you. That does not include data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. However, there is no option to create an account on this site. So this shouldn’t be an issue.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Cookie Declaration

The information and tables below are automatically generated by Cookiebot so you can see what’s going on under the hood: