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Cookie policy

In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit the BullBearings website and how to manage them.

What are cookies?

We want BullBearings to remain free to play and in order to do that we need to use advertising on the website, which sometimes involves storing small text files on your device browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari on your computer or mobile phone). These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally and allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our site so we can make it better

Can I opt out of cookies?

We use cookies based on your 'implied consent', which means that if you continue to use our website, we will assume you are happy for us to set cookies. If you aren't, then there are a number of things you can do. However, please be aware that if you choose to delete or restrict cookies, some features of our website may not work.

You can set your web browser to reject all cookies; allow only 'trusted' sites to set them; or to accept cookies from websites only for the duration of your visit. Your browser's 'help' option will tell you how.

You can also visit the AboutCookies website, for more information about cookies and how to manage them.

We sometimes use external suppliers to deliver services on our behalf, which means these cookies may be set by a third party (third-party cookies). We do not control these cookies so if you would like more information about them or information on how to opt out, please see their individual privacy policies (listed below). You can also go to youronlinechoices.com to find out more about third-party advertising cookies.

Google AdSense

This cookie is used by Google to report to us on the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns. User data is anonymous.
- Visit Google's advertising privacy page 
- Visit Google's advertising preferences page

Doubleclick (Google)

This is very similar to the cookie above (both are owned/controlled by Google) but is specific to the display advertising on our sites. User data is anonymous.
- Visit Google's advertising privacy page 
- Visit Google's advertising preferences page

InSkin Media

This cookie is used by advertisers to monitor the effectiveness of advertisements and make them more relevant to visitors. User data is anonymous.
- View InSkin Media's privacy policy

Our strictly necessary cookies

Without these essential cookies, our website won't work properly. They help you move around secure areas of the website and place trades without needing to log in again on every new page you visit.

What they do:

  • Remember information you've entered in a form or details about a trade you want to make. Without them, this would be lost every time you moved to a new page
  • If you're signed in to your account, they recognise that you have already signed in. Without them, you'd need to sign in each time you moved to a new page

Table containing the cookies which we set:

Performance cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website, for example, the most popular pages and any error pages you see. We use this aggregated information to improve our website. We don't collect any information that identifies you as an individual.

What they do:

  • Give us an overall picture of how people use our website by telling us things like the number of visitors to each page and what people do on a page
  • Allow us to test out ideas to find out what's working and what could be improved. We do this by seeing what people click on and how they move through the site

Table containing the cookies which we set:

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies record information about choices you've made and allow us to tailor the website to your needs. They may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than your browser, and control your preferences when watching online videos or listening to recordings. The Adobe website has comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies.

What they do:

  • Remember any settings you've applied, such as layout, text size, preferences or colours
  • Remember if we've already asked you if you want to complete a survey
  • Show you when you're logged in to the website
  • Enable us to share information with partners who provide a service on our site. This is only to provide the service, product or function, not for any other purpose
    • Table containing the cookies which we set:

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to show you adverts relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert, as well as help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations, such as advertisers.

Please be aware that these cookies are not controlled by BullBearings. If you would like more information about the cookies used by the companies or advertising networks we use, as well as information on how to opt out, please see their individual privacy policies (listed below).

Google AdSense

This cookie is used by Google to report to us on the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns. User data is anonymous.
- Visit Google's advertising privacy page 
- Visit Google's advertising preferences page

Doubleclick (Google)

This is very similar to the cookie above (both are owned/controlled by Google) but is specific to the display advertising on our sites. User data is anonymous.
- Visit Google's advertising privacy page 
- Visit Google's advertising preferences page

InSkin Media

This cookie is used by advertisers to monitor the effectiveness of advertisements and make them more relevant to visitors. User data is anonymous.
- View InSkin Media's privacy policy

What they do:

  • These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising content more relevant to you and your interests

Table containing the cookies which we set:

Embedded content

We embed images or videos from websites such as YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page featuring such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control these cookies and cannot prevent these sites or domains from collecting information on your use of this content.

You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about them and how to opt out. If you are not logged in to their services, they will not know who you are but may still gather anonymous usage information (eg number of views, plays, loads etc).

Social networking and sharing tools

On some pages, we also feature embedded 'share' buttons or widgets that enable you to share content with friends through a number of popular social networking sites (eg Google+1; Twitter; Facebook 'Like' etc).

These sites may set cookies which can identify you as an individual when you are also logged in to their services. This means they may be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on BullBearings. We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website to see how your information is used and how to opt out.

What are web beacons?

Some of our pages contain electronic images known as web beacons (or clear gifs), which allow us to count the number of visitors to these pages. Web beacons are usually only used to track the effectiveness of a particular advertisement, link or campaign. Some of these web beacons may be placed by third-party advertisers.

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