Your Privacy & Cookies

 

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Your Privacy


Cookies – what are they?


Types of Cookie
    Session Cookies
    Persistent Cookies 
    1st Party Cookies
    3rd Party Cookies
    More information about cookies


How to block Cookies
    How to block cookies on PC's
    How to block cookies on Macs


Targeted cookies
   Popular third party tools


Report an issue with a cookie from this site

 

Your Privacy

 

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer.

The art Forum on this site sets, uses and  needs cookies to provide you the facilities you use on the forum such as remembering your log in details, which posts you have read or not read, remembering your forum preferences, buddy list  etc. When you sign up for the forum you additionally give your consent for cookies to be used in this way. When you register as a forum member you are required to give a small amount of information, much of which is optional, anything you do give must be considered as becoming public information. You do not have to use your real name nor do you have to give an email address unless you wish to receive messages relating to your forum activities, but you can choose whether your email and other data can be seen by other members (none members do not have access to any members data). A feature is provided at the bottom of the Forum home page which lets you delete cookies set by the forum.
This site will not pass on any data held relating to forum members to any one else (including other forum members) except if required to do so by law enforcement authorites.

Targeted and Non - targeted third party advertisers may set cookies and may use cookies set by other web sites to provide you with targeted advertisements.

This site uses Google advertisements. Google may set cookies.

This site also uses Sitemeter to provide statistics that allow us understand how visitors use the site and therefore help us improve the structure of our website and your browsing pleasure.

Find out more below:

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Cookies – what are they?


“Cookies” are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories that are stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. They are used to help users navigate a website efficiently and perform certain functions.
To ensure all features of this website work properly (particularly the art forum) your computer, tablet or mobile will need to accept cookies.
You can choose to block, delete or accept cookies through your browser settings, but remember if you block them some parts of this website may not work or not appear properly. You can learn how to manage cookies here

Types of Cookie

Session Cookies


These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. They may enable:
Transfer of information across pages of the site to avoid you having to re-enter information
Log in to the website forum
Access stored information within your forum registration details to remember whether you have read posts or changed any of your preferences.

If you turn off cookies, the forum will not operate properly.

Persistent Cookies 


These remain in the cookie file of your browser for longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie after which they are automatically deleted). They may enable:
Compilation of anonymous statistics that allow us understand how visitors use the site and therefore help us improve the structure of our website. This site cannot identify you personally by such cookies but may help Sitemeter recognise you as a unique visitor when you return to this website. Such Cookies may also allow Google advertisements to match your preferred interests.

1st Party Cookies


These cookies may be session or persistent, but are set by the owner of the website you are visiting and may only be used by them. The operation of the forum uses cookies in this way.

3rd Party Cookies


These cookies may also be session or persistent, but are set by an organisation other than the owner of the website. An example may be a website that uses a separate organisation (3rd party) to help them analyse user traffic to their site by storing browser and operating system type, pages visited page views etc etc. This site uses 'Sitemeter' to do this and it helps target site facilities to the maximum visitors.
Another example may be an advertising network that uses cookies to help deliver a targeted adverts to you by tracking your browser as you visit different sites. These 3rd party cookies are called targeted or behavioral cookies as they track your browser habits. The Google ads on this site may use your browsing history to taget the most appropriate ads to you.
All cookies have an owner which tells you who the cookie belongs to. The owner is the domain specified in the cookie.
The word "party" refers to the domain as specified in the cookie. Cookies set by www.paintdoodles.com are called first party, while cookies set by any other domain would be considered third party.

This site uses Sitemeter (a free hit counter) to collect statistical data about visitors to this site including: Location, operating system, browser type, times and duration of visit etc. It does not collect any personal data.

This site uses Google advertisements. Google may set cookies and may also read cookies stored on your computer by other sites to provide you with advertising that you have shown an interest in.


More information about cookies

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit Allaboutcookies.org You can also search the internet for other independent information on cookies or look in your browser help.

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How to block (turn off) Cookies


You can choose to block, delete or accept cookies through your browser settings, but remember if you do so some parts of our website may not work or not appear properly.
You may find more control managing targeted or behavioural cookies separately by using the third parties' own tools. To find out how to manage targeted cookies through the third parties tools click here.

How to block cookies on PC's

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 & 9

Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options' , then click on the 'Privacy' tab
Adjust the level slider to a description you are happy with. The highest level blocks all cookies.
Click OK

Google Chrome

Click on 'The Spanner' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'.
Click the 'Show Advanced Settings, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
Now select:
'Block sites fdrom setting any data'
& 'Block third party cookies and site data'.
Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options
Then select the Privacy icon
Uncheck 'allow sites to set cookies'
Uncheck 'Accept third party cookies'

Safari

Click on the Gear icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
Click on 'Privacy', check the options to Block:
'Third-party and advertising cookies' or
'Always'

Click 'Save'

Opera

Click on 'Tools' from your browser Menu.
Then select 'Preferences', select the 'Advanced' tab
Then select 'cookies'  from the list and select the blocking you require from the options:
'Never accept cookies' or 'Accept cookies only from the site I visit'
Click OK.

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How to block cookies on Macs

Safari

Safari on OSX
Click on 'Safari' at the top menu and select the 'Preferences' option
Click on 'Privacy' then  under 'Block cookies' select:
'From third parties and advertisers' or
'Always'

Firefox

Mozilla Firefox on OSX
Click on 'Firefox menu' at the menu bar at the top of the screen and select the 'Preferences' option
Select 'Privacy'

In the section 'in History Firefox will:

Select 'Use custom settings for History:

Remove the check marks from: 'Accept cookies from sites' and/or 'Accept 3rd party cookies' as required

 

Block cookies for a single site

To set Firefox to block cookies from one website:

Go to the website you wish to block from setting cookies in Firefox.

Hold down the Ctrl key while you click within the page and select View Page Info.

In the Page Info window, select the Permissions panel.

Underneath 'Set Cookies', remove the check mark from Use Default.

Change the setting to Block.

Close the Page Info window.

To remove any cookies that the website has already set in Firefox:

Click here to see how to delete cookies that websites have stored on your computer (takes you to Firefox help page)

Google Chrome

Click on 'The Spanner' at the top of your browser window and select 'Settings'.
Click the 'Show Advanced Settings, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
Now select:
'Block sites from setting any data'
& 'Block third party cookies and site data'.
Click OK.

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Targeted cookies


Targeted cookies (sometimes called behavioural cookies) are usually linked to services from third parties such as Google Ads. These collect anonymous data about your browsing habits which is used to help show you adverts that may be more relevant to you. These cookies are also used to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly and are sometimes used for analytical and market research purposes.

You can manage targeted cookies either through your browser settings as above, but alternatively you may find more control by using the third parties' own tools.

Popular third party opt out tools:

Advertising.com
AppNexus
Collective Media UK
Criteo UK
Google/Double Click
Invite Media
Specific Media

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Report a Cookie Issue

 

If you feel that a cookie set by this site or by any third party operating on this site has violated your privacy or caused you any concern, please use the contact form to let us know. Our aim is is to ensure that your concerns are dealt with to your complete satisfaction.