Unless you elect to disable cookies through your browser, by your continued use of this site you agree to our use of cookies as described in this policy.

Please review it to learn which cookies we use, how and why we use them, and how you can disable cookies by changing your browser settings. This statement may be subject to updates and changes. Please revisit it each time that you consider giving personal data through any of the Creative Bytes sites. Please be aware that portions of this site may not function properly if you disable cookies. We have included more information about cookies in this policy to try and comply with the EU cookie law.

We recognize that privacy is important. This Cookie and Privacy Policy applies to all of the online products, services and websites offered by Creative Bytes including our forums.

If you have any questions about this Privacy and Cookie Policy, please feel free to contact us.

 

Information we collect and how we use it

In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide – When you sign up for a Site Account or other service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password).

Please note that some links on our site link to third-party, unconnected and affiliate sites which may request information from you and these sites will have their own privacy and cookie policies available to view on their own pages – we have no control, and are not responsible for, their privacy and cookie policies which will differ to ours. Be sure to view the policies of these third-party, unconnected and affiliate sites before submitting any information so you know and are happy with their policies and usage.

 

Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

The cookies we use are generally ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not knowingly shared with any third parties.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Creative Bytes website(s), or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of Creative Bytes website(s).

More information on cookies can be obtained from www.allaboutcookies.org (Opens in a new window).

 

Some cookies used on Creative Bytes site (this section requires updating)

 

Cookie Name

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Description

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP address anonamously on its servers in the US, and neither CIVIC or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.

PHPSESSID

PHP session tracking cookie, used to know a user repeatedly visits the site

 

How do I turn cookies off?

The main browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari) allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will often be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Safari http://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214
Cookie settings in Firefox support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
Cookie settings in Chrome support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Internet Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) consumer site. www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/

 

Data protection and confidentiality

Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used. Any information you do submit will never knowingly be passed on or sold to any third party.

 

Log information

When you access our sites, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

 

User communications

When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

 

Links

We may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our content and advertising.

 

Other sites

This Privacy Policy applies to this website only. We do not exercise control over other sites or advertisements linked from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

Sometimes embedded ‘share’ buttons (to enable users of the site to easily share content through a number of popular social networks) include links to the relevant sites that may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Creative Bytes has no control over the setting and usage of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

We do not sell or share the information we collect with third parties accept where required under applicable laws.