What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website.
The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our site, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, in order to fit our website to your screen or device as well as provide you with relevant advertising from our third-party advertisers (Google).
If you are a registered user or subscriber it may also collect your name, chosen username and email address, which will be accessed each visit for registered user or subscriber verification purposes - basically so that you do not have to login with each visit.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our website to your interests.
Information provided by cookies can help us to analyse your use of our sites and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
Cookies are either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies, depending on how long they are stored for:
- Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from your device when you close your browser;
- Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and are activated each time you visit the website where the cookie was generated.
How can I manage or opt out of cookies?
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party.
For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on your browsing history.
If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do so.
Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. Simply empty your browser cache including the option to remove cookies.
You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties.
In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies.
Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site.
To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your internet browser.
If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.
Opting out of Analytical Performance Cookies:
PaulsQuiz.com does not use, store or access Analytical Performance Cookies, so this is not an issue.
Opting out of Behavioural Advertising Cookies:
If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine.
Here are links to the main third party advertising platform we use, it has instructions on how to do this:
You can find out how to decline other online behavioural advertising as used by other websites by visiting: