The Club does not sell the information collected from cookies, or disclose any information with any third party companies, except if required by law (e.g. by a government body or law enforcement agency).
Essential cookies: Certain cookies are strictly necessary to enable the user to be able to move around the website. Without certain cookies we wouldn’t be able to determine unique users and provide features such as automatic sign-in. These cookies do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information. Lifetime: Destroyed each time you close your browser.
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Functionality cookies: Functionality cookies allow us to record information about your personal preferences to give you a better user experience. For example, if you ticked ‘Remember Me’ this cookie will remain on your computer for up to 7 days or until you click ‘logout’. Until that time, you’ll remain signed in to the Club website. These cookies do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information. Lifetime: Functionality cookies will remain on your computer till you hit logout or will get destroyed after 7 days without you logging in.
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The Club uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. 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. The lifetime of the cookies differ depending on the type of cookie. More information can be viewed at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Skimlinks helps us monetize editorial content through automated affiliate links for products. The following cookies are used by SkimLinks:
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Advertising cookies: Advertising cookies are used to provide the most relevant adverts to you according to what areas you look at on the website, your IP address and geographical location.
We use a third party vendor, Google Adsense, to drop cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to the website. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie (DFP, formerly called Google Dart) enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users that are based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites across the Internet. AdSense sends a cookie to the user's browser after any impression, click or other activity that results in a call to Adsense servers. If the browser accepts the cookie, the cookie is stored on the browser. Most commonly, AdSense sends a cookie to the browser when a user visits a page that shows Google ads. Pages with Google ads include ad tags that instruct browsers to request ad content from our servers. When the server delivers the ad content, it also sends a cookie. But a page doesn’t have to show Google ads for this to happen; it just needs to include Adsense ad tags, which might load a click tracker or impression pixel instead.
Users can opt out of ads personalisation by following the instructions at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB and will no longer receive personalised advertising from Google.
Tapatalk is an application designed to provide improved forum access for mobile platforms over access provided by the forum software itself. Tapatalk allows the user to have a unified interface to access multiple forums at the same time.
The Tapatalk Plugin does not access any personal information, such as name, email, or cookie information, of forum members. And the Plugin never collects any sensitive information, such as Tax ID numbers, banking or credit card information, or health information.
Tapatalk does not store any IP address information, and instead, uses alternative tools to detect spam and inappropriate posts.
The Tapatalk Plugin uses an encrypted token version of the email for login therefore, the application does not have access to the actual email.
For users of the Tapatalk app, a consent management platform in app will collect authorisation by the user for information that is gathered by the app, and control with whom the information is shared.
Information that is gathered by the app
- The app collects information that is aggregated for analytics purposes (e.g., Google Analytics, or Matomo (aka Piwik)). The aggregated information provides analytics of the Tapatalk app usage for your forum in the Tapatalk Console
- The Advertising Identifier for the mobile device is used for targeted advertising. The user will have the ability to turn the permissions on or off by ad provider. If the permissions are turned off, the user will still see the same number as ads, but they will be less relevant.
- If a user elected to register for a Tapatalk ID, Tapatalk will collect the email address of the user.
- If a user wants to use the Tapatalk ID to become a member of a forum, Tapatalk will ask permission to share that information with the forum they want to join. If permission is not given, Tapatalk will not be able to register the member.
- A user can request to delete their Tapatalk account, and all information about that user will be purged within 30 days. However, Tapatalk will not delete the posts or images by that user. They will need to contact The Club to have that information removed.