Cookies and Privacy Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. We use cookies to enable the smooth use of our website, in some cases keep track of what pages you look at and how you use our forum.

To use our website most effectively you need to have cookies enabled. If you decide to disable cookies you'll still be able to browse the site may encounter some issues. Most modern web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari & Mozilla Firefox) come with Cookies enabled. If you wish to turn them off, simply look further down this article for a handy guide for each browser.

It's important to note that cookies don't harm your computer. We don't store any personal data in the cookies we create such as the last time you visited our forum.

All this information is being passed to you as part of our ongoing initiative to comply with the new legislation being passed by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). We want to be honest and clear about privacy and cookies when you're using our website.

Cookie Policy

You will be able to browse this website if you decide to disable cookies, but to make full use of it we think you should accept cookies. The most important cookie we use on the site is what's called a 'session cookie' The session cookie is written when you access the site but does nothing unless you login and wish to save your details for example.

However, if you would like to delete or block cookies from the website you can use your browser to do this. Each of the modern browsers are different so please view your browser or mobile device's help/manual to edit your cookie preferences.

Below you can find a list of the cookies we use and their use:

Cookie Name Purpose and use of Cookie

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These cookies are all required by the PHP Bulletin Board which the site uses under the 'Forum' section. They are mainly session cookies designed to assist you in using the site with features like persistent login.

Managing Cookies

Most modern web browsers enable cookies by default. If cookies are not enabled on your computer your experience on our website may be limited in some areas.

To enable/disable cookies, please refer to your browsers help guide. We have some guidelines below on how to enable cookies on the most popular browsers:

Mozilla Firefox
Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options. Then select the Privacy icon . Then click on Cookies, then select 'allow or disallow sites to set cookies'.
Google Chrome
Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options . Then click the 'Under the Bonnet' tab, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button, now select 'Allow local data to be set' or to turn off 'block sites from setting any data'
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.
Safari
Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option. Then click on 'Security', check the option that says 'Block third-party and advertising cookies' and finally click 'Save'.

For all other browsers and platforms please consult your help guides.

Further information
If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, why not visit www.aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).