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FreeDating.co.uk - Cookie Policy

Rev: 23rd May 2018

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

If you want to find out more about how we deal with your personal data, then please see our Privacy Policy.

We use the following types of cookies on our service:

Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our service. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into your account.

Analytical/performance cookies - These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies - These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to log you in between sessions.

Targeting cookies​ - These cookies record a user's visit to a website, the individual pages visited and the links followed. If the cookie is set by a third party (for example, an advertising network) which also monitors traffic on other websites, this type of cookies may also be used to track a user's movements across different website and to create profiles of their general online behaviour. Information collected by tracking cookies is commonly used to serve users with targeted online advertising.

Details of cookies we use

As far as possible we have listed the cookies we - and third parties - use on our service. Note that where cookies are set by third parties these may change or expand.

Strictly necessary cookies

Name Provider Type Purpose
PHPSESSID FREE DATING Session Keeps you logged in whilst using the site.

Analytical/performance cookies

Name Provider Type Purpose
__cfduid Kickbox Persistent Third party service to validate email addresses.
_ga Google Analytics Persistent Used to distinguish users.
_gid Google Analytics Persistent Used to distinguish users.
_gat Google Analytics Persistent Used to throttle request rate.

Functionality cookies

Name Provider Type Purpose
cookie_hash FREE DATING Persistent Keeps you logged in between visits.

Targeting cookies

Name Provider Type Purpose
KTPCACOOKIE Pubmatic Persistent Targeted advertising
KADUSERCOOKIE Pubmatic Persistent Targeted advertising
KRTBCOOKIE_* Pubmatic Persistent Targeted advertising
DPSync2 Pubmatic Persistent Targeted advertising
DSID Doubleclick Session Targeted advertising
IDE Doubleclick Persistent Targeted advertising
1P_JAR Google Persistent Targeted advertising
NID Google Persistent Targeted advertising
CONSENT Google Persistent Targeted advertising

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website. This link describes how Google uses information from sites that use their services:

policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data:

support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites:

tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Targeted advertising

To find out more about targeting advertising, and to opt out, visit the below websites:

Anti-fraud measures

We, and third party services we use, may track you in order to prevent fraud and dangerous or inappropriate behaviour on our service. We do not provide exact details of the techniques used, as this information would allow problem users to circumvent these measures, and would therefore put genuine users at risk. Where we use such techniques we will only use them for the purposes described above.

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