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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages.

To get the best experience, you need to have cookies enabled.

Cookies don't harm your computer. Like other online companies, we use cookies to provide you with more relevant and useful information. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use information gathered from cookies to help improve your experience of the site.

Cookies policy

To make full use of the features on our site you will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from this or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

For further information on cookies or for details on how to delete them or refuse their installation on your computer, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Cookies used on the website

Here is a list of how we use cookies on the website:

Third-party

Google Analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _ga)
This is used to understand behaviour and statistics across the site.

First-party

raptor-cookie-accept
We are required to alert users that cookies are used on our website for various purposes that are explained in more detail on this page. To prevent this message from displaying continuously to users, we set a cookie that records that this message has been presented to you.

raptor-newvisitor-welcome-dismiss
Used to track whether the user is new or existing, based on if they have previously dismissed the welcome message.

exp_last_activity
Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.

exp_tracker
End of session. Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.

PHPSESSID, exp_stashid
These cookies are used to store server-side, user-specific data in order to maintain a session state for the visitor, and to 'remember' their preferences. Our website uses this data to process user requests. Some functions of the website depend on these cookies and may not work properly, or at all, if they are disabled.

exp_last_visit
Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests.

Managing Cookies

Browsers are changing all the time, to get the most up to date information about managing your cookies in your browser visit aboutcookies.org (this will open in a new window - please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).