Privacy and Cookies Policy
This Privacy and Cookies Policy forms part of our general Comments Policy. You can read the Comments Policy.
If you choose to use the Platform without blocking or disabling cookies or opting out of other technologies, you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies and to our use (in accordance with this policy and the rest of our Comments Policy) of any personal information that we collect using these technologies.
If you do not consent to the use of these technologies, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings, the opt-out links identified in this policy.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. For example, you won’t have to type in your screen name and email address when you come back to post a comment.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
The Groupie MW Cookies
We use our own cookies to recognize you when you visit our website. This means that you don’t have to retype your e-mail address in each time you visit to post a comment, and we can remember your preferences and settings.
Third Party Cookies
Google Analytics and Google Website Optimizer
The information generated by these cookies (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your, and other users’, use of our website, compiling reports for us on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Please note that Google only receives your truncated IP address.
This is sufficient for Google to identify (approximately) the country from which you are visiting our sites or accessing our site, but is not sufficient to identify you, or your computer or mobile device, individually.
Google cookies are those beginning “__ut”.
To opt out of this analysis by Google, please see the Opting Out section below.
We think it’s important that you are able to control the collection of personal data relating to your use of The Groupie MW, and have therefore made sure that you can opt out of any personal data collection using cookies or other technologies as set out below. (Please note that you cannot opt out of our use of Flash cookies or HTML5 local storage as these are necessary for the technical operation of the platform. However, we do not use these technologies to collect any personal data.)
You can use the settings within your browser to control the cookies that are set on your computer or mobile device. However, please be aware that cookies are important to many aspects for the Platform – if you set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to enjoy all of the features of the Platform. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to reject and delete cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.
To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our website and other websites, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
To opt-out of personalized ad delivery on the Google content network, please visit Google’s Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/ads/preferences) or if you wish to opt-out permanently even when all cookies are deleted from your browser you can install their plugin here.
You can also disable analytics for mobile apps from the settings screen on your mobile device.
You can also manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising at the US-based aboutads.info choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices. Or you may choose to change your browser settings to opt-out of cookies.
To opt out of interest-based ads on mobile devices, please follow these instructions for your mobile device: On Android open the Google Settings app on your device and select “ads” to control the settings. On iOS devices with iOS 6 and above use Apple’s advertising identifier. To learn more about limiting ad tracking using this identifier, visit the settings menu on your device.
Consent to Cookies and Similar Technologies
If you do not consent to the use of these technologies, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings, the opt-out links above, or the settings on your mobile device.
Last amended: 25 September, 2019.