Cookies and Personal Data

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and goods and services you wish to purchase, and providing you with content that is relevant to you and your interests. You can find more information about cookies from these websites:

By using our websites you agree to our use of cookies as described in this policy.

What cookies does use?

These cookies are necessary in order for you to navigate our websites. Blocking or deleting them will render our websites unusable or unaccesable.

Name Description
coppa IPBoard. For U.S. visitors, indicates the site doesn’t fall under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
gdpr-accepted WordPress, IPBoard. Indicated you have read and accepted our privacy, cookie and data policies.
ips_connect-* IPBoard. Website single sign-on.
member_id IPBoard. Your forum member when logged in.
pass_hash IPBoard. Your forum login hash.
rteStatus IPBoard. Indicator of the type of forum post editor used.
session_id WordPress. Allows temporary service-side storage of functional website data.
PHPSESSID IPBoard. Allows temporary service-side storage of functional website data.
tapatalk_redirect IPBoard Tapatalk Plugin, Used by the TapaTalk mobile client.

Advertising Cookies 

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to deliver adverts to you that are relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. We may share this information with third parties for these purposes and, in accordance with our Privacy Policy, we may combine Advertising cookies data with data we receive from third parties.

The following Advertising cookies are used on our site:

Double Click(Google)
This cookie analyses the success of our advertising campaigns across the internet by measuring how many adverts that are clicked on result in a purchase. This helps us avoid showing you adverts you are not likely to be interested in. You can find out more generally about Google and its advertising policies and principles at

How long do we keep cookie data?
We do not collect or store any data stored in our cookies. They are only stored in your browser, on your local device.

How up to date is the information in this policy?
We will update this policy if we introduce new cookies or change the way we use the cookies described above.

Third party websites
Our website contains links to websites managed by third parties. We don’t know what cookies those other websites use. Please check the cookies policies of those third party websites if you would like to know more.

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