Cookies Policy

Independent Forums Cookies Policy

Independent Forums (collectively referred to as Independent Forums, "we", "us", "our" or “the Service” in this policy uses cookies on our websites.


Our cookies policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, and your choices regarding cookies.


Topics

  • What are cookies?

  • How we use cookies

  • How to manage cookies

  • Behavioral advertising

  • Third party cookies


What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites and improve your experience on our websites. We use necessary cookies to make our sites work. We'd also like to set optional cookies to help us improve our websites and target more effectively. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them.

You can also set your browser to refuse cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our website(s) may become inaccessible or not function properly.

We use the following cookies:

  • Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with products and services available through our websites.

  • Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

  • Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our websites for you.

  • Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

  • Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

  • Google Analytics: Our site uses web analytics services provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyze how visitors use our website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. This cookie enables us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern.


Please note that third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These third-party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies.

How to manage cookies

You can use your browser settings to control or block cookies from all sites or from individual websites. For more information on how to do this, visit www.aboutcookies.org.
However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Behavioral advertising

You may be shown advertising on other websites via the Google display network and other networks, as a result of visiting our websites. If you are concerned about behavioral advertising and how to control or prevent it, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com/uk for more information.

Third party cookies

It is possible that cookies are also delivered via third party adverts or links on our sites. These do not come under our control and are therefore not covered by our cookies/privacy policy. However, any such cookies would not have access to any personal data stored by this website.