[Last Updated: February 13th 2016]
Like virtually all Web sites, we make use of server log files. The information inside these server log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your web browser (such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer) at the request of a site you’re viewing. This allows the site you’re viewing to remember things about you, such as your preferences, history or to keep you logged in. They may be stored on your computer for a short time (such as only while your browser is open – a session) or for an extended period of time, usually a year or sometimes more. These extended cookies are mainly used when you ask a site to ‘Remember’ info.
Cookies not set by this site will not be accessible to us.
How we use them.
– Registration, User Management and the maintaining of your preferences. These ‘functional’ examples include ensuring that you can stay logged in, keeping the site in the language or appearance that you requested and having all times and date formats in your chosen formats.
– Analytics. This allows us to determine how people are using the site and improve it.
– Cookies for services like Facebook or Twitter sharing. These cookies will generally be set by the third-party independently, so this site will have no ability to access them. If you are logged into Facebook then you may see options that you can use such as Liking, Posting to your Wall etc.
– Advertising cookies (possibly third-party). In order to help cover our costs we display advertising, cookies may be set by these advertisers to determine who has viewed an ad or similar. These cookies may be set by third parties, in which case this site has no ability to read or write these cookies.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of them if you wish to do so.
An example of one of these is below:
DoubleClick DART Cookie
.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visit here and other sites on the Internet.
To globally manage your cookies the Cookie Preferences will have to be changed from within your browser. A simple web search should enable you to find a guide on how to go about this.
On some sections of our site and forum there are links that are either manually created by us or automatically generated by the use of a plugin or script that when clicked will result in a small commission paid to us should you decide to purchase from the retailer or manufacturer the link takes you to.
Feb 13th, ’16 – Link Monetisation notice added.