Cookies policy

Cookies policy

To make full use of the features and services we offer at gaydatinggay.com, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain features of this website by using them. By using the Gaydatinggay.com website you agree to our use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

What are cookies?

When you use our website, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a helpful file known as a "cookie". Cookies are used to improve the online experience of almost every website, including our own.

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website or application. The website or application may retrieve these cookies from your web browser (eg Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) each time you visit, so they can recognise you, remember your preferences and provide you with a more secure online experience.

Generally, cookies are very useful and are a common method used by almost every website you visit because they help to make your online experience as smooth as possible. For security reasons, many websites will not function at all without the use of cookies (or other similar technologies, such as "web beacons" or "tags").

Cookies generally do not contain/collect any information to identify an individual person, but are instead used to identify a browser on an individual machine.

Cookies can be referred to as session cookies or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used:

Session cookies exist only during a user's online session and disappear from one's computer or device when one closes one's browser.

Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies may be checked each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated or, in the case of third-party cookies, from another site that also uses the same service.

Web beacons

Web beacons are a similar technology to cookies; and just like cookies, they can help to deliver an improved online experience. Essentially, they are a clear picture file that is used to keep track of a customer's navigation through a website or series or websites.

They may also be referred to as "tags", and are normally used by websites that use third-party traffic monitoring and tracking services, such as web analytics. Web beacons can be used in combination with cookies to gain an understanding of how a website's users navigate through the site

Types of cookie

When you use our website, the following four types of cookie may be set on your device:

Necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our website and use the features and services we offer on the gaydatinggay.com website. Without these cookies, the services you want to use cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used to identify you, and they do not monitor or remember where you have been on the internet.

Functional cookies

These cookies allow us to provide you with a better online experience when you use our website. They do not gather or store any information which would allow us to identify you personally.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies help us to understand how our customers use our site, so we can keep our products and services relevant, easy to use and up to date. For example, we can see which products and services are most popular, identify when and where errors occur, and test different versions of a page in order to provide an improved online experience.

Sometimes, the services we use to collect this information may be operated by other companies on our behalf. They may use similar technologies to cookies, known as "web beacons" or "tags". These are anonymous and, as they are only used for statistical purposes, they do not contain or collect any information that identifies you.

Cookies policy

Managing cookies

Most internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored on your device.

Most internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored.

Please note, if you choose to block all cookies, our site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your browser (see below).

Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our website to function as intended.

Managing cookies in your browser

You can find out all the information about managing cookies by visiting All About Cookies

Managing cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website or application. The website or application may retrieve these cookies from your web browser (eg Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) each time you visit, so they can recognise you, remember your preferences and provide you with a more secure or improved online experience. Generally, cookies are very useful and are a common method used by almost every website you visit because they help to make your online experience as smooth as possible. For security reasons, many websites will not function at all without the use of cookies (or other similar technologies, such as "web beacons" or "tags"). Learn more about cookies and web beacons.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

Cookies can be referred to as session cookies or persistent cookies, depending on how long they are used:

Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies may be checked each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated or, in the case of third-party cookies, from another site that also uses the same service.

What has changed and how will it affect me?

We have always used cookies to provide a secure and efficient website experience for our customers. As part of a change in legislation, all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, and how and why they are used.

These changes will not affect the way in which you currently use our website, however - as we can only provide certain features of this website through the use of cookies - by using our site you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

You may also find from time to time that the third parties we work with and link to via Gaydatinggay.com have their own cookie policy and may ask you to set your cookie preferences with them.

Do I need to accept cookies?

We have made changes to our website to explain what cookies are and how and why we use them. You are not currently required to do anything, however by using our site you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy. Therefore we recommend that you read our cookie policy to understand these changes.

Do the cookies set by Gaydatinggay.com store my personal information?

The cookies used by this website do not contain any sensitive information about you:

They don't store your name

They don't store your address

They don't store any payment details

You will not receive any calls or mail as a result of a cookie

The information you provide us with is stored securely and is not collected or stored in any cookies. Cookies can't access your computer, or read any personal material you may have stored. Our cookies are not able to install anything harmful on your computer. In fact, the content of most cookies is a random string of numbers and letters that are only used as an identifier.

Do cookies affect my privacy and how you use my data?

We want to ensure that we're clear about your privacy when using our website. We know that you'd expect nothing less from us; our customer promise explains our commitment to respecting your privacy, and it's an area we continuously review.

If you choose to block all cookies, our site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your browser. Our managing cookies section will help you with this.

Can I still use Gaydatinggay.com if I block all cookies?

If you choose to block all cookies, our site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your browser. Our managing cookies section will help you with this.

How can I find out what cookies are set by Gaydatinggay.com?

We believe it is important-text to be clear about any cookies that are being set, and why. You can find more details on Cookies used on this website.