Privacy Policy


I strongly believe that your data belongs to you. I’ve done my best to limit the amount of data that’s collected about you from this website. If you have a tracker blocker installed, you’ll see that I have no trackers installed. Seeing how many visitors my website is getting, where they’re from and how they found this website is nothing more than a curiosity that I can do without. Not having Google’s code snippet on this website to help SEO will no doubt impact my ranking, but I’m happy to take that hit. If you find something funky on this website (maybe I’m using a plugin that’s doing more than it should), let me know and I’ll look into improving things.

Who is CG Nerd?

CG Nerd is the name I trade under as a sole trader in the UK. I’m an animator, I have absolutely no need or interest in collecting information about visitors to this website.


This website uses Google ReCAPTCHA to protect my contact form from spam. Google’s privacy policy can be found here and their terms of use here (Google no longer provides a specific T&C and policy just for ReCAPTCHA, probably not a good sign). To say using Google code on this website makes me uneasy is a bit of an understatement, but unfortunately it’s the best solution available right now. As of writing, Google doesn’t use ReCaptcha data for advertising purposes, but no doubt this could change in the future.

There are solutions (e.g. traditional CAPTCHA services) from organisations that don’t harvest data, but these services aren’t inclusive for people with disabilities. I’ve done extensive research to try and find a better option (this is an interesting article on the Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA from W3C), but it seems as though there is no one good solution that’s inclusive and privacy conscious.

If you know of a better solution, please get in touch, I’d love to hear it.


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.

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 last 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 be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Where we send your data

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