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1. About Cookies on B3TA

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that (with your consent) we place on your computer.

We use cookies to allow us to identify you from other users visiting our website, so that we can improve your experience and the way our website works when you are browsing through it. We also use "analytical" cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how you and others move around our website. Cookies make it easy for you to find what you are looking for. Blocking or restricting cookies may affect the full function of our website.

Types of cookies:

Session - this type only lasts for the duration you are on the website.

Persistent - this type of cookie stays on your computer and remembers your settings the next time you come back e.g. session_cookie (see list below).

First Party - these cookies are cookies set by us our websites in your browser's address bar. This includes all the cookies in section 2. below.

Third Party - Third-party cookies are cookies from other websites. See section 3. below.

You can manage or block the cookies set by B3TA, or indeed any other website should you want to do so. You can do this through your browser settings using the Help function within your browser. Even if you have consented to cookies you can withdraw your initial consent in the same way at any time.

Otherwise you can visit www.aboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to manage or block cookies on a variety of browsers. If you want to manage or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you may need to refer to the manual of your handset.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies may impact on the functionality of our website and you may not get the experience intended.

B3TA uses a number of service providers who also set cookies on our site on our behalf but also to offer their products/services to you. If you would like more information about the cookies used by third parties, as well as information on how to opt-out, please go to section 3.

We may also embed photos and video content from websites like YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from other websites like YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from that website. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about those cookies.

Further useful information to inform your choices is supplied by the Internet Advertising Bureau via their AdChoices programme.

2. Cookies We Set

This is a list of the main cookies set by B3TA and what each is used for.

Cookie name Purpose
linksboard_embedmedia You may elect not to display embedded media on the links board, and this remembers your decision
latestvotes Turns the vote button green where you may no longer vote, for convenience
session_cookie Maintains your login state
(Where XXXXXX is a board name)
For tracking posts you have already seen, so you can see them highlighted at a later date.
eu-cookie Decides if or not to show you the banner about cookies.

3. Cookies Others Set

We use a number of service providers who may set cookies on their respective websites in order to offer you the services that they are providing.

If you would like more information about the cookies used by third parties, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

Cookie name Purpose
Quantcast An independent measurement and research company which gathers data regarding the visitors to B3TA using cookies and code which is embedded on our website. B3TA uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users.
How to reject or delete these cookies:
Google Analytics Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website. B3TA uses this type of information to help measure the flow of information it provides to its users.
More information on these cookies:

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