Cookie Policy

Why do we need a cookie policy?

Most websites that you visit use small files called cookies. All websites that use cookies must display a policy to help you to understand what a cookie is, to explain what we use them for and to make sure that you agree to them being used. This is the law in the UK and similar laws are in place in other countries.

We currently operate an implied consent policy which means we assume that by using our website you are happy to agree with our use of cookies. If you are not happy with this usage, then please do not use our website as it requires cookies to function.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server or website to the web browser on your computer, this enables the web server or website to collect or read the information from your browser when you visit each new page on the website and on subsequent visits. We use cookies in several ways to help our website and website forum to function.

Which cookies do we use?

Session Cookies: Website pages do not have a memory, without cookies a user going from page to page will be treated by the website as a completely new visitor. Cookies enable the website to keep track of your movement from page to page, so that you don't get asked for the same information that you have already given. We use session cookies to remember things like your username and that you are logged in when you use our website forum. This is helpful in that you will not need to enter this information on each individual page.

Persistent Cookies: These cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This helps with faster and more convenient access to the website. We use Persistent cookies to remember your user preferences when you use our website forum. This is helpful in that you will not need to enter this information on each visit, you simply enter your username and password and continue to use the forum as per your last visit.

Google Analytics: We also use Google Analytics traffic log cookies, these monitor things like website visitor numbers, which pages are being visited and which links or search engines visitors use to arrive at our website. This helps us to improve and maintain our website, by showing us that visitors reach all the pages within our website without any broken links for example.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect/receive and how do we use it?

We do not actively seek to collect/receive any personal information from you. If you join our website forum you will need to register with your email address ( Please see notes regarding your email address for forum registration at the bottom of this page ) but we do not use this for any commercial purpose and you can choose an option in your forum profile account settings that hides your email address from public view.

As mentioned in the cookies section, we use Google Analytics to monitor visitor numbers and page visits.

We will not give, sell, trade or rent your personal information to any third parties.

We will not contact you with newsletters, offers, or any details of new products or services.

Summary

We do our best to ensure that the above policies will be fair, easy to understand and acceptable to you.

If you do not find them acceptable for any reason, please do not use our website and please contact us via the contact details below to let us know about any concerns that you might have. Your feedback would be very much appreciated.

We hope that you are happy with our policies and that you will return to our website via the link in the menu at the top of the page.

Contact: Mike Barrio

Email: mike@fishingthefly.co.uk