What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that is placed on your device and is managed by your browser. Cookies are designed so that websites remember information with status (like items in a shopping cart) and allow our sites or services to work. For example, cookies allow us to identify your device and allow you to easily share the content of our sites and services and help us send you relevant ads.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as a user. After logging in, a persistent cookie remains in your browser and our site will read it when you return to the site. Session cookies only last as long as the session (usually the current visit to a site or a browser session). We also implement and use Google Analytics on-screen advertising, specifically the Demographic and Interest Reports feature to advertise online, sell advertising and develop content.
We can also use Adobe Flash, which is another technology that can provide functionality equivalent to that of cookies. Adobe Flash is capable of storing information on your device (in a file outside of your browser).
How are cookies used for advertising purposes?
Cookies combined with advertising technology, such as web beacons, pixels and anonymous tags in the advertising network, help us send you relevant ads more effectively. They also help us collect audits, investigations and aggregate reports for advertisers. Pixels, which are invisible tags located on our websites, help us understand and improve our service, show you ads and know when the content has been shown to you.
Please, not because our pages include ads, your web browser can request ads and web beacons directly from ad network servers, and these networks can view, edit or set their own cookies, as if you had requested a web page from your site .
You can configure your browser to warn you about attempts to place cookies on your computer or limit the type of cookies it allows. However, if you limit the ability of our sites and services to set cookies, you can limit your general user experience, as it will no longer be customized for you.
You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google ads on the Display Network using Google ads settings (Ad Settings). You can unsubscribe from Google Analytics using the Google Analytics exclusion browser plug-in (Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on).
Please note that not all browsers offer the ability to remove Adobe Flash cookies (also called "locally stored objects" or "LSO"). You can restrict or block cookies / Adobe Flash LSO through the site ( Adobe website).
You can choose not to be targeted by certain online third-party advertising companies by visiting Network Advertising Initiative , Aperture , PrivacyChoice ,I Digital Advertising Alliance. For more information about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org ,or www.aboutcookies.org.
What is the 'Automatic Login'?
When you register (and also when you log in using the form at the top of the screen), you are given the option 'Remember Me'. This will store your identity securely in a cookie on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or a cyber cafe, or if you have reasons not to trust any other user who could use this computer, we recommend that you do not enable this option.
How can I delete cookies
You can delete all the cookies made by the forum by clicking on the 'End Session' link located at the top of the page. In some cases, if you return to the main page through the provided link and you are still connected, you must delete your cookies manually.
In Internet Explorer 6 in Windows XP: Click on the 'Tools' menu. Select 'Internet Options' in the menu that is displayed. Click on 'Delete Cookies' in the dialog box that appears. This is located in the central area of the 'General' tab.
In Internet Explorer 7: Click on the 'Tools' menu. Select 'Internet Options' in the menu that is displayed. Click on 'Remove ...', below where it says 'Browsing history' in the dialog box that appears. This is located in the central area of the 'General' tab. Click on 'Delete Cookies ...' in the following dialog that appears.
In Firefox: Click on the 'Tools' menu. Select 'Options' in the menu that is displayed. In the dialog box, select 'Privacy'. Click on the underlined text 'delete cookies individually'. Find in the window that the forum URL is displayed. Select it and click on 'Delete cookies'.
In Safari: Go to Preferences, Security, Go to Preferences, Security, then show Cookies and under select 'Delete All' or select individual cookies and press the 'Delete' button.
In Opera: Go to Tools, Preferences, Advanced, Cookies, Manage cookies, then select the name of the site and click on the 'Delete' button.
Your cookies have now been deleted. You may want to restart the computer and return to the forums to be sure.
Other browsers may have different methods to delete cookies. Check the documentation of your own browser, if you are not sure how to do it.