Monday, October 19

Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across all our websites to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

CAN A WEBSITE USER BLOCK COOKIES?
Cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. The first time you access our website, you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. If you choose not to accept them, we shall not use them for your visit except to record that you have not consented to their use for any other purpose.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.

Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.

WHAT SORT OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:

ESSENTIAL COOKIES
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.

ANALYTICAL AND/OR PERFORMANCE COOKIES
Some cookies analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it.

The Horror Asylum uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of our websites. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

These analytics can help us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences for your return visits to our website. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site. This also enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

BEHAVIOURALLY TARGETED ADVERTISING COOKIES
The Horror Asylum use cookies to record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose anonymously. We do not tell third parties who you are.

LIVE CHAT THREADS
We may also use cookies in order to record an online conversation thread during a live chat with our support team.

DOES ANYONE ELSE USE COOKIES ON ANY OF HORROR ASYLUM’S WEBSITES?
Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies]. Advertisers for example sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit www.aboutads.info choices.

MORE INFORMATION
More details on how businesses use cookies are available at www.allaboutcookies.org.