Who we are
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What are cookies ?
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As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.
What types of cookies do we use ?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
We also use third party advertisements on TFTCentral to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).
The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
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How can I control the cookie preferences ?
Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy settings” link at the bottom of your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.
Log Files and Google Analytics
As is common practice across the internet, TFTCentral makes use of log files from Google Analytics. When you visit TFTCentral, we collect anonymous data for statistical purposes via Google Analytics. This data helps us gain insight into how our readers use the site. No personal data is collected through this process.
The information inside the log files includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, Internet Service Provider (ISP), browser type, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. If you would not like your usage to be tracked in this way it is possible to opt out of Google Analytics and prevent tracking cookies being placed on your computer.
Forum Access and Profiles
TFTCentral will place temporary session identification cookies on your computer if you log into the website to post on the forum / message board. These are non-tracking cookies which we have no access to – they do not send any information to us or any third party. They are used purely to allow you to access the forums without re-entering details each time to log on. By registering for the forum you are also giving explicit permission for those cookies to be placed on your computer.
In addition, we may collect some personal data if you consent to sign up to our forum that you provide during registration. This includes your username and email address which are required for registration. When editing your account profile you may also choose to provide other personal information including your location, age, gender and various social media and contact details. These are optional but by adding them to your profile you are giving explicit permission for those to also be stored against your account. Please note that we do not have sight of your account password in any form.
Please note that your IP address is recorded with each post in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement. Should you wish to delete your account you can contact us using the links at the top of this page.
If you wish to disable cookies you may do so through your individual browser options. This action will apply universally and not just to those collected from your visit to our website. More detailed information about cookie management specific to various web browsers can be found on aboutcookies.org.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Patreon features in this website
Some posts on our news pages (www.tftcentral.co.uk/blog) are available only to subscribed Pateron supporters of TFTCentral. In order to enable you to access that “behind the scenes” content and use this website with Patreon services functionality, we save certain important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon.
These include your Patreon user ID, Patreon username, your first name, last name and your display name. Additionally, the ID of your campaign at Patreon and your campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved.
If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon access / behind the scenes post functionality will no longer work. You would need to log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.
How long we retain your data
For users that register on our forum or via the Patreon account discussed above, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, you can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Sharing of user data
TFTCentral does not sell collected user data to third parties. TFTCentral does not transfer collected user data to third parties or countries.
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