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features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your
use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
The European Parliament brought in a law, commonly known as the EU Cookie
Law or EU E-Privacy directive, that perhaps had the well intentioned aim of
helping consumers make informed choices about what cookies they accept on
their computer. What the law has accomplished is a lot of work for
webmasters and a detrimental online experience - unless of course you happen
to like sites giving you notifications about cookies and offers to read a
plethora of cookie policies like this one.
If you would you like to know more about the EU cookie law then we
recommend that you read the article "Why
the cookie law is total clownshoes".
What are cookies?
A cookie is a tiny file that is downloaded to your computer, to improve
your experience and to help websites to work. As is common practice with
what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to
store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies
from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of
the sites functionality.
For more general information on cookies see the
most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies
without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this
site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure
whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your
browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling
cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that
you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain
functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended
that you do not disable cookies.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser
settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies
have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit
Third Party Cookies
parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might
encounter through this site.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and
trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you
use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may
track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you
visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the
official Google Analytics page.
Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so
that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track
things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps
us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick
cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of
times that a given ad is shown to you.
For more information on Google AdSense see the
AdSense privacy FAQ.
Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies
simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of
our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where
applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may
provide you for making a purchase.
The Cookies We Set
Were it it not for the EU Cookie Law we would not set any cookies (beyond
the third party cookies already mentioned). The EU Cookie Law indirectly
requires us to - as there is no other practical mechanism to record that you
have viewed the cookie consent prompt. (Once you have viewed and dismissed
the cookie consent a cookie is used to record that you have done so, that
way we can avoid showing you that annoying message the next time you open a
page.) It is a legal obligation of all websites within the EU to ask for