Cookies

Cookies Policy? Sure.

Cookies policy document.

But what about our Privacy Policy? We recommend you go read that as well.

What are they?

See this Wikipedia article.

How to disable cookies

Know that usually, there are no industry standard options for turning these off without disabling functionality and features. Still, you can prevent them by adjusting the settings on your browser.

The cookies we set

If you create an account with us, we will use these for the management of the sign-up process and general administration. We erase these when you log out. However, sometimes they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences.

We use these when you are logged in so we can remember this. Because this prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. The removal of these begins when you log out. This ensures you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Email Subscription Services

Our sites offer newsletters or email subscription services. Cookies may remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might be relevant to you.

Payments

It’s important for us to know statistics about how many of the visitors to our sites make a purchase. This is the data that these cookies will track. Some of these are essential to ensure we keep your order details between pages for processing.

Surveys

From time to time, we offer user surveys and questionnaires. These studies may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey.

Forms

When you send data to us through a form (such as those found on contact pages or comment forms), they may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Site Preferences

To offer you a great experience on these websites, we offer the functionality to set your preferences for how these sites run for you. To remember your preferences, we need to set them so that this information can be recalled when you interact with a page affected by your choices.

Third party cookies

In some special cases, we also use these provided by trusted third parties.

Advertisements

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertisements uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web. The cookie can also limit the number of times an ad is shown to you.

The behavioural advertising cookies used by these sites make sure we give you the most relevant adverts. That is, by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.

Analytics

Our sites use Google Analytics to help us understand how you use our sites. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the sites and the pages you visit. We may also rely on other third party analytics solutions.

Website optimisations

We test new features and make subtle changes to our sites. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may make sure you receive a consistent experience while ensuring we understand which changes our users appreciate.

Custom content

Sometimes, we may offer you custom content based on what you tell us about yourself by linking a social media account. These types of cookies allow us to offer you content we feel may interest you.

Affiliate tracking cookies

Several partners advertise on our behalf, and affiliate tracking cookies allow us to see if our customers have come to the sites through one of our partner sites. This is so we can credit them and (where applicable) allow our affiliate partners to provide a bonus they may provide you for making a purchase.

Social buttons

We also use social media buttons and plug-ins on our sites. Social media sites will set cookies through our sites. These cookies may enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes in their respective privacy policies.