Privacy And Policy
Privacy And Policy
Avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to maintain privacy. Visitors can download and extract location data from images on the site.
- Comment cookies: Opt-in to save your name, email, and website in cookies for convenience when leaving future comments. These cookies last one year.
- Login cookies: When visiting the login page, we set a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. Login cookies last two days, screen options cookies last a year, and selecting “Remember Me” extends your login to two weeks.
- Editing or publishing cookies: Editing or publishing an article saves an additional cookie in your browser, containing no personal data and indicating the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
This notice also provides information about how third parties may use such technologies in association with the operation of our Services.
1. ABOUT THIS COOKIE NOTICE
This cookie notice applies when you use any of our Services that refer or link to this notice. This notice may be supplemented by additional cookie notices, or terms, provided on certain areas of the Service or during our interactions with you.
Cookies are small pieces of data (text files) that are placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit or applications you use. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites and applications work, or work more efficiently, and help them remember certain information about you, either for the duration of your visit (using a “session” cookie) or for repeat visits (using a “persistent” cookie).
Below provides an overview of the first and third party cookies we use within our Services. Our Services are scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible. We classify cookies in the following categories:
– Strictly Necessary Cookies
– Functional Cookies, Performance Cookies & Targeting Cookies
3. THE CATEGORIES OF COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies do not store any directly identifiable information. However, they are necessary for the Service to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but without these cookies, some or all of the services you have asked for may not function properly.
Performance cookies: These are analytics and research cookies that allow us to count visits and measure traffic, so we can measure and improve the performance of our Services. They also help us to know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors move around the site or application. This helps us to improve the way our Services work and improve user experience. All information collected through these cookies will be processed in an aggregated and anonymous form. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies. Blocking these cookies will not affect the service provided.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our Services to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation such as remembering the choices you make and your account preferences and to provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but without these cookies, some or all of the services you have asked for may not function properly.
Targeting Cookies: These files, or, code may be included, either directly or from our advertising partners, on our website, in our emails, or, mobile applications to record how you interact with us, to help us better analyse and improve our services to you, and will use this information to make the website, and, any advertising displayed to you more relevant to your interests. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies. Blocking these cookies will not affect the service provided to you, but will limit the targeted advertising that you will see, or limit our ability to tailor the website experience to your needs.
You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies)by amending your choices via the “cookie preference centre” which is located on the footer of the corresponding website.
You can also prevent your browser from accepting certain cookies, have the browser require your consent before a new cookie is placed in your browser, or block cookies altogether by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser privacy preferences menu.
The links below will help you find the settings for some common browsers (please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites):
Manage cookie settings in Chrome and Chrome Android and Chrome iOS
Manage cookie settings in Safari and Safari iOS
Manage cookie settings in Firefox
Manage cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Manage cookie settings in Opera
For all other browsers, or, for alternative advice, help may be sought by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org, or, via your device user manual, or, online help files.
5. THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING AND CONTENT SERVICES
Our Services may use third party advertising and content services, particularly within our marketing or free content sites, for the purposes of analysing visitor / customer site interactions including interactions with our online marketing campaigns, attribution purposes to link ecommerce purchases to our brand, and advertising. For more information including how to opt-out, please see below:
Third Party Providers:
Google Ads, Google Ad-Tech, Vendors Opt-out
Google Ads is an online advertising platform that we use to promote our events, online content and services on Google Search, YouTube, and other sites across the web. Google Ads is also used by some advertisers to buy adverts that appear on our Sites.
Google Analytics Opt-out
We use Google Analytics to provide site visitor measurements and statistics as well as personalised advertising.
Skimlinks is used for attribution purposes to link ecommerce purchases to our brand.
YouTube API Opt-out
YouTube’s API services are used to help us deliver content, visitor measurements, statistics and advertising revenues.
Alternatively, you may opt-out of third party web advertising services via the opt-out tools listed below:
– click here or here for the U.S.
– click here for Canada
– click here for the EU
– click here for Australia
Please note: Clicking the links above will redirect you to the appropriate third party website. We are not responsible for the content of external websites.
Opting out of advertising cookies will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; instead it means the ads you will see may not be matched to your interests.
Opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) through the “cookie preference center” located in the website footer. Manage cookie settings in your browser’s privacy preferences menu.
Find settings for common browsers below:
Data Sharing & Retention
We may share your data, such as IP addresses for password resets, and retain data indefinitely for approved comments and registered user profiles.
Registered users or commenters can request an exported file of personal data held about them or request data erasure. This excludes data required for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Data Transfers & Security
Visitor comments may be processed through automated spam detection services.
Third-Party Advertising & Content Services
We may use third-party advertising and content services for visitor/customer analysis, marketing campaign performance tracking, and targeted advertising. For more information on third-party services and opt-out options, refer to the following:
For other opt-out options:
Please note that clicking these links will redirect you to third-party websites, and we are not responsible for their content.
Managing Third-Party Cookies
Configure your web browser to delete and/or block third-party cookies (refer to Section 4 for more information). Opting out of advertising cookies will not remove ads but will limit their relevance and restrict website experience customization.
Updates & Changes