Cookie Usage

This page discusses how cookies are used by this site. If you continue to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

What Cookies Are

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Cookies may be stored on your computer for a short time (such as only while your browser is open) or for an extended period of time, even years. Cookies not set by this site will not be accessible to us.

Our Cookie Usage

To make full use of the forums, photo albums and other personalised features on DIYnot.com, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalised features of this website by using them.

Our cookies don't store sensitive information such as your name, or email address: they simply hold the 'key' that, once you're signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from DIYnot.com, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, but you can find more out about cookie control by visiting www.aboutcookies.org (Opens in a new window, please note that we can't be responsible for the content of external websites).

In summary, this site uses cookies for numerous things, including:

  • Registration and maintaining your preferences. This includes ensuring that you can stay logged in and keeping the site in the language or appearance that you requested.
  • Analytics. This allows us to determine how people are using the site and improve it.
  • Advertising cookies (including third-party). With displays advertising, cookies may be set by the advertisers to determine who has viewed an ad or similar things. These cookies may be set by third parties, in which case this site has no ability to read or write these cookies.
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Removing/Disabling Cookies

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Advanced Analytics

Through Google Analytics, we have the ability to track things like user demographics, interests, gender, etc. which we use to build a better experience for users.