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Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect.
  • Remember your settings during and between visits.
  • Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising).
  • Improve the speed/security of the site.
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
  • Continuously improve our website for you.

We do not use cookies to:

Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission).
Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission).
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Our Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not.
  • Remembering your search settings.
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site.
  • There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Social Cookies

Sharing and liking content

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Leaving a comment

To allow our members and unregistered users to leave comments on content found throughout enviroforum, we’ve partnered up with Disqus to provide a commenting system using social media networks.

YouTube content

On occasion, some content added to enviroforum may contain a YouTube hosted video, content including this type of media results in cookies being set by Google themselves.

Cookies are set by: Shareaholic (Privacy Policy), Disqus (Privacy Policy) & Google (Privacy Policy).

Statistical Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc

This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Cookies are set by: Google Analytics (Privacy Policy) & Jetpack (Privacy Policy).

Advertising Cookies

Due to the rising costs being faced to host the enviroforum network, we receive a small amount of income from Google and its partners to display non-intrusive advertisements.

Unfortunately, this does mean that a few cookies are set for our users.

Cookies are set by: Google Adsense (Privacy Policy).

Granting us permission to set and use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.

We also display a banner on the first page you visit regardless of what page you accessed to inform you of our cookie use which is removed on acceptance.

Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Turning off cookies

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however, will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

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