Your privacy matters to me. I could regurgitate a 3,000 word privacy policy, but that’s just boring. So, here’s a summary of how Dad’s Notebook protects your privacy while you’re visiting this site.

No cookies or third parties

Notice how I don’t have one of those stupid cookie policy popups? Yeah, cool right? That’s because this site doesn’t store any cookies on your machine. There’s no advertising, my analytics doesn’t require them, and there’s no 3rd party tracking.

I know, I know, I’m a really lovely guy. You’re welcome. 🙂


I use the privacy respecting analytics tool, Plausible to monitor the traffic on this site. There are no trackers or cookies, which means that Plausible is far less invasive than other analytics tools, like Google Analytics.

Plausible doesn’t even store your IP address.

You can see a demo of Plausible here – this is exactly what I see when I login to my dashboard. It tells me which posts are popular and where the traffic is coming from. That’s all I need to know.

If you want to know more about what data of yours they store, you can read their data policy here.

Our kids’ privacy

This is by far the most important thing to me. I love the readers of this website dearly, but I love my kids more and I want to protect them. So with that in mind, I will never compromise the privacy of my kids here.

I will always refer to them as “the oldest” and “the youngest” or by their pronouns, like he, him etc.

I will never mention their names, their age, or any specifics about their background. It’s their story to tell, not mine. At a later date I may start referring to them by name, but if I do that, I will not use their real names.