Why do we use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect changes to the cookies we use and any other legal or operational reasons. Please come back to this page occasionally to keep up to date about our use of cookies.

What is a cookie anyway?        

A cookie is a tiny file made up of letters and numbers that is stored on your internet browser or the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. You can choose whether or not you want the cookie to be stored on your computer. Cookies are very helpful as they can be used to remember lots of interesting information, for example what you did on our website when you lasted visited it. By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Session cookies” are downloaded to your computer for a short period of time whilst you browse a particular website; these cookies might allow you to navigate better between pages or allow websites to remember the preferences you select. “Persistent cookies” can be used to help websites remember you as a returning visitor or ensure the online adverts you receive are more relevant to your interests. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies to perform a number of different purposes across our website.

We may use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that we really need in order to make our website work properly. These cookies are deleted when you close your web browser.
  • Performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website. They also let us see how our visitors browse our website. This helps us to improve our website so that you can find what you are looking for easily! They also allow us to see how effective our adverts are. While these cookies do not identify you personally while you are not logged in, they will collect your browser information and anonymised data, for the purposes outlined above. In certain cases, some of these cookies are managed by third parties such as Google Analytics. Performance cookies are valid for different periods of time and they can be deleted at any stage using your browser settings.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you when you come back to our website. This allows us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language). Functional cookies expire after a maximum of 2 years. Functionality cookies can be deleted from your browser history at any point before they expire.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visits to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the adverts displayed on it more relevant to your interests. Sometimes we may share this information with third parties. If you want to know why we do this, please read our Privacy Policy . They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, collect information about browser habits to target website content and to target advertising and to provide advertisers with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in.

Advertising Partners

We may partner with third party advertising networks and exchanges in order to display advertising on our websites or to manage and serve our advertising on other sites. Our main advertising partner is Venatus Media Limited (whose privacy policy is accessible here: https://www.venatusmedia.com/privacy/). We and our third party partners may use cookies and other tracking technologies to gather information about your activities on our website and other sites in order to provide you with targeted advertising based on your browsing activities and interests. All third parties with which we share this information are required to use your personal data in a manner that is consistent with our Privacy Policy .

Please note that turning off advertising cookies will not mean that you are not served any advertising, merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.

Analytics Providers

Sometimes third parties (such as people who help us with advertising) may also use cookies. We can’t control these cookies and they are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Our website uses Google Analytics which places cookies on your computer to help our website figure out how visitors are using our website. The information that the cookie gathers about how you use the website (including your IP address – which is like an address for your computer) will be sent to and looked after by Google. Google then look at how you use our website and make reports for us that tell us how people are using our website. If you do not want these cookies on your computer, you can change the settings on your internet browser (or ask an adult to do this for you if you do not know how). You must understand that if you turn off cookies, you might not be able to use all parts of the website. Please visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 for further information on how Google uses your personal information.

If you do not want Google to collect and use your personal information through cookies, you can download and install the browser plug-in by following this link, https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB, but please make sure that you are allowed to download it!

Rejecting Cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Some internet browsers - like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari - include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. We respect this setting and our website will not track you if you enable this option.

Alternatively, you could visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. To learn about controlling cookies on the browser of your mobile device please refer to your handset manual.

Further Information

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them, and when they will expire by contacting us at contact@minecraftcommand.science