Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website (hereafter referred to as 'ApproachLabs') address is:


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 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


ApproachLabs accumulates no personally identifying details regarding visitors to the site other than when specifically as well as knowingly given by such individuals. ApproachLabs may insert a cookie in the internet browser documents of an individual's computer which does not itself include any directly identifying info although it will allow ApproachLabs to manage the banner advertisements presented to the user. We enable other firms, called third-party ad web servers or advertisement networks, to offer promotions within our website. Because your web browser gets these advertising and marketing banners from the ad network servers themselves, these businesses could place their own personal cookies on your computer, but we only authorize these third-party advertisement web servers to utilize confidential cookies for advertisement delivery and anonymous targeting. Our third-party advertisement web servers do not collect, nor do we offer them access, to any type of directly identifying information about you.

We do make use of cookies to store info, such as your individual preferences when you see our website. We likewise make use of 3rd party advertising campaigns to sustain our website. Several of these marketers might use technology such as cookies as well as web beacons when they promote on our site, which will certainly also send these marketers (such as Google with the Google AdSense program) details including your IP address, your ISP, the web browser you employed to see our site, and also sometimes, whether you have Flash installed. This is usually used for geotargeting or for targeting specific advertisements based upon your browsing behaviour. You can decide to disable or selectively shut off our cookies or third-party cookies in your internet browser settings. However, this can affect your ability to interact with our site. Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any type of advertising or marketing program. Unless you have configured your browser to prohibit cookies, the next time you go to a website running the ads, a new cookie will be placed on your computer.

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.

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. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Amazon services

ApproachLabs is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to,,,,,, or