Cookies Are In Use on This Site

In reference to and, to the best of our current ability, in accordance with Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and the Council issued on 25th November 2009 as transposed into French and Luxembourg law (the “Cookie Directive”), the following Privacy Policy seeks to explain to you, the user of this website, the use of cookies by this site and by third parties that may collect and store your personal information throughout your visit to this site.


In accordance with the Cookie Directive, YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE THAT THIS SITE USES COOKIES as will be explained below. Additionally, YOU ARE HEREBY INFORMED OF YOUR RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF RECEIVING COOKIES! There are a couple ways to do this. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, which may result in some minor site performance issues, or you can simply leave the site.


By remaining on this site, you accept the terms of this Cookie Notification, our Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use of this site (links to which can also be found at the bottom of this page) and any and all cookies from this site and from third parties as defined below.


Some general information on personal data, cookies and collection of personal information (information as displayed on Webtrends website

http://www.webtrends.com/Support/KnowledgeBase/SolutionDetail.aspx?Id=50140000000abndAAA:


“What data is considered personal data?

The precise definition of personal data varies across the EU due to the slightly different ways in which the Data Protection Directives are implemented in law. Fundamentally, personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual (known as a “data subject”). An identifiable individual is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identification number or one or more factors specific to their physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

 

Are IP addresses personal data?

An IP address can be personal data depending on the way in which it is used; if an IP address is processed with the aim of identifying an individual, the IP address may be deemed personal data. The approach taken to IP addresses as personal data will differ slightly between EU Member States.

 

Most importantly, some DPAs (Data Protection Agency), especially in Germany, have taken the position that IP addresses are personal data...

 

...Are cookies personal data?

Cookies are generally regarded as personal data because they are used to track the activities of a computer and differentiate between users.

 

In the context of compliance with data protection laws it is useful to distinguish between ‘first party’ cookies and ‘third party’ cookies. First party cookies are cookies placed by the operator of the website visited by the user. These cookies enable the website’s operator to advertise its own products or tailor its website to the user based on the information gathered by its own cookies. The website operator will be the controller of the personal data gathered by its own, first party, cookies...

 

...Third party cookies are cookies sent by an entity other than that which operates the website. Third parties – typically advertising networks – may enter into agreements with a number of partner websites to enable them to serve cookies from those websites and collect information about visitors for the purposes of serving tailored advertising on a number of websites. Where the third party determines the means and purposes of the processing of personal data it gathers from its third party cookies, it will be a controller and must comply with the Data Protection Directive as it is implemented in the EU Member State in which it operates. Based on the difference in first party cookies and third party cookies, it is important to confirm that a vendor is using a first party cookie to collect data from your websites.” (source - Webtrends)


You can learn more about all the cookies we use below


Granting us permission to use cookies

If you remain on this site and the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.


Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites


Our cookies help us:

  1. Make our website work as you'd expect

  2. Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)

  3. Improve the speed/security of the site

  4. Continuously improve our website for you

  5. Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)


We do not use cookies to:

  1. Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

  2. Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

  3. Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

  4. Pay sales commissions


More about our Cookies


Website Function Cookies


Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  1. Allowing you to add comments to our site


There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.


Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  1. EMbedded YouTube VIdeos

  2. Cookies set by Wordpress.com from use of Iframe on the Sports and Events Pages

  3. Cookies set by LiveXScores on the sports ticker on the Sports Page of this site

  4. Cookies set by Facebook on their button

  5. Cookies set by Ultraguest.com on the Guestbook Page

  6. Cookies set by Foxyform.com on the Contact Page

  7. Cookies set by Google Maps on the Contact Page


Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties


Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.


We use:

  1. Cookies Set by Google Analytics


Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/iab-good-practice-principles


You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn't as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.


At the moment, we are not employing the us of any Advertising cookies on our site, but please not that the embedded youtube videos as well as the widget from Live Xscores sports ticker on the Sports Page, employ the use of such banners. This is a 3rd Party Widget whose content we have no control over as it is set on an external website with which we have no affiliation.


Banner Adverts

We may at any time fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don't see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. At the moment, we do not currently use such advertisments. However, the widget from Live Xscores sports ticker on the Sports Page, does employ the use of such banners. This is a 3rd Party Widget whose content we have no control over as it is set on an external website with which we have no affiliation.


Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites


It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.


The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.


We are very sorry for this lengthy disclosure, but feel compelled to provide it to you in the interest of conformity to yet another pain in the ass directive handed down by Brussels in their attempt to over-regulate and make lives difficult for their own self justification. And believe us, the writers of this had much better and more important things to do than waste their time researching and writing this.


In any case, this page will, from time to time, be updated. We reserve the right to modify this page in any manner we see fit. It is advised that you return to this page EVERYTIME you visit this website to check back for such changes.


Thank you for your patience if you have read this far.


Links to EU Directives relevant to this Privacy Policy:


Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data


Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications)


Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services, Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws Text with EEA relevance

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