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Cookie Policy

Cookie Summary

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Cookies in More Detail

In an effort to be as transparent as possible we want you to be aware that we use cookies on this website; cookies are small text files that are sometimes stored on your computer when you visit a website.

Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes that include; saving information you’ve entered so you don’t have to enter it multiple times, use of analytics software to monitor the usage of websites, improve the experience of a website, affiliate promotions, social sharing buttons and the serving of targeted advertisements etc.

We don’t use persistent cookies or cookies that can harm your computer and our reason for using cookies is to enhance your experience on this website and to allow us to continue providing this website into the future.

The use of cookies on this website may employ the following cookies (but is not limited to) –

(1) Social Sharing – these allow us to give you the ability to share content from this website on popular social networks, including but not limited to – Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and Digg.

(2) Commenting – at some point on our site you may see the option to leave comments, at times we may use tools that enables us to enhance the user experience, a good example is Disqus which is a commenting system that enables social interactions and other useful functions.

(3) Advertisements – we may provide a variety of advertisements which may or may not use cookies to display related targeted ads based on the content within a page on our site, an example of this is Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie, for more detailed information in regards to this particular method of advertising please see the privacy section further on in this document.

(4) Analytics – to help provide us with valuable information on how visitors use our website, we employ the use of analytics software which relies on the use of cookies, this includes (but is not limited to) services such as Google Analytics, Piwik Analytics and Quantcast analytics. We believe the use of such services is in the best interest of not only us but also you as a visitor to our site as they enable to collect valuable usage data that allow us to make significant future improvements to the service we offer and therefore will help provide you with more value as a visitor to our website.

(5) Affiliate promotions – within this website you may encounter links to services that are considered as affiliate promotions. If you click on an affiliate link and you make a purchase through the particular website, then we may or may not receive a small amount of commission as a result. Please be aware that these affiliate links may utilize a cookie file that allows the vendor of the affiliate program to track where their sales are originating from.

The reason for using such links is to offset the costs of running this website which will allow us to continue to operate and bring you value further into the future. If you do click on a link on our website and you make a purchase on the external website via our affiliate link whether it be for following a recommendation or just following a link on our website then you must ensure that you do your own due dilligence before purchasing any product, however we would never recommend a product that we do not believe in, we believe in only offering the truest and most sincere recommendations of goods and services.

(6) Google Custom Search – we may at times employ the use of Google’s custom search engine, which works in a similar method to their Adsense service, for more information on that please see the privacy policy section further on in this document.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie
Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet.

To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, we have no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we will never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18.

Under our Terms of Service, children under 18 are not allowed to access our service.

Collection of Personal Information
When visiting our website, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links to third party Websites
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Changes to this Policy
The contents of this policy may be altered at any time, at our discretion and without notice.