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About Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. EU Law states that we must obtain implicit permission from visitors on whether or not you accept the use of cookies, the alternative being to not use the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

COOKIE TYPE DURATION DESCRIPTION
Analytics Persistant 1 Year We use services like Google Analytics's and Webmaster tools (along with similar services for the other major search engines) to ascertain how the website is used, where from, and how people get here. These demographics help us improve the experience that each individual has, and also to attract new players to the community. More info on privacy at google can be found here.
Forums Persistant/Session 1 Year Our community forums also store a small amount of data on your PC, to do with your preferences for things like text size, your local time and date, and whether or not you've been logged in before as a certain user, but are currently logged out, which is how it sometimes can remind you to log in as you before posting!
Minotar Persistant 1 Year Minotar grabs the player face avatars from the minecraft servers and inserts them into the player counter in the sidebar. This uses a cookie to store the cached data on your PC.
Polls Persistant 1 Year Cookies are stored to ascertain whether or not you have already voted in the polls we host on the website, and whether you will be permitted to vote again.
Shopping Cart Persistant 1 Month We have a shop using a soft currency (points obtained through interacting in the community, not real money!) that sells in game items. This feature includes a shopping cart, and this uses cookies to remember what is in your basket ready for checkout.
User Account Persistant 1 Year When you sign in to your user account and select the 'remember me' checkbox, the information is stored on your PC so each time you visit the website, your browser knows to send your encrypted login details to our servers to keep your experience fluid and quick.

How do I find out more about cookies?

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To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.