About this policy
By accessing our site, you agree that this policy will apply whenever you access the website on any device.
Any changes to this policy will be posted here and we reserve the right to vary this policy from time to time and such changes shall become effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.
Types of cookies used:
We use analytical cookies to work out how many people use the site, and which parts are the most popular. We use Google Analytics for this purpose.
Functional cookies are used to remember who you are each time you visit (if you've logged in), which allow you to contribute to our forums and comments without logging in each time. They will also remember your board mode preferences. We do not store any personal information in cookies.
Some widgets such as the Facebook panel or sharing button will use a third party cookie to see if you are logged into their site. This basically means that we aren't setting these ourselves, and we have no access to that information, or can neither prevent them from doing so, but you can do this yourself. More details are included below.
Our advertisers will also use third party cookies for many reasons, such as counting how many times you've seen a particular advert before deciding you should see a different one. They might also record what other sites you visit, or what products you've seen and then advertise those to you on our site. This is called "behavoural advertising" and is unpopular in some quarters. If you don't like the sound of that, you can find out more here and even block this particular practice. If you wish you can block third party cookies, or cookies belonging to specific websites, or all cookies. Because the details differ from browser to browser, it would be too much to go through everything in detail, but you can click here for more information.
Please note that if you block cookies from our advertisers, it will not stop the adverts from appearing on the site, it will just limit their behaviour and be more random in their advertisment choices. Advertising is essential to keep the site running and a large proportion is reinvested in its continued development, update, maintenance, licenses and features.
Cookies used:MBMODE is used by us to remember what forum mode you prefer
COOKIEWARNING is used to determine if you've seen our cookie message
FNI / FNS / PHPSESSID are used by us to remember who you are each time you visit.
__atuvc is created by "AddThis", a tool we use to allow you to link to us more easily on social networking sites. __utma / __utmb / __utmc / __utmz / __qca are used by Google Analytics to analyse our traffic.
_pk_idxxxxxx / _pk_sesxxxxxx are used by our advertising agency to track our performance and their ad delivery.
If you wish to discuss any of the above with us, please email email@example.com.