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Cookie policy

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Revision date: 30 May 2018

This website uses cookies!

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our cookies help us
  • Make our websites work as you'd expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site (registered ISOGG Wiki editors)
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google
  • Continuously help us improve our website for you
We do not use cookies to
  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Market products to you

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

These necessary cookies to make our website work including:

  • Cloudflare for speed and security of our content.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not (on the ISOGG Wiki)
  • Cookieconsent to save your preference (allow or deny) for 3rd party cookies served from AddThis

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • YouTube (currently using YouTube's no cookie domain)
  • SlideShare
  • Prezi
  • Wikimedia Foundation cookie(s) for graphics delivery when images from Wikimedia Commons are used (on the ISOGG Wiki)

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or "Share" our content on Facebook, Twitter, Google and others, we have included sharing buttons on our site.

ISOGG seeks your permission before cookies are allowed to be set by:

  • AddThis - AddThis provides ISOGG with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package. ISOGG also uses AddThis to track sharing, spikes in interest and what social networks were used to share our website's pages and the content of these pages. Please see the AddThis Privacy Policy for information about your privacy with AddThis social sharing.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these social networks. AddThis has tools to let you opt-out with more control but still make use of social sharing on this website. AddThis provides this service to ISOGG free by tracking anonymized browsing habits for ad and marketing purposes. Further information can be found on AddThis privacy policy pages found on the link above. Alternatively, you may go directly to the page for AddThis opt-out of data collection.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at, etc. The collected data ( including your truncated IP address ) is transmitted and stored on a server controlled by Google, located in the United States. Google will not link the IP address provided by your browser to Google Analytics to any other Google data.

We use the following:

  • Google Tag Manager - to gather anonymized data on page views, clicks and exit pages.

This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before. This helps us to put effort into improving areas of interest.

Google will retain user and event data for 26 months. You can deactivate the installation of cookies by adjusting settings on your browser. If you wish prevent the storage and use of Google Analytic cookies, you can install the plugin, For more information, please see the terms of use and the privacy policy of Google Analytics.

Turning Cookies Off (Browser)

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how and more about cookies at Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

Our Website's Cookies Preferences

Our website allows for you opt-in to 3rd party cookies. Turning off these cookies will turn off some of this websites functionality. You will not get the best experience when browsing our website.

On your first visit to this website you will be presented with this popup notice.
  • Block Cookies & Dismiss the notice
  • Allow Cookies

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If you need to change your cookie preferences
  • hover your mouse pointer in the bottom right to open tab
  • click the link Cookie Policy and you will be able to select your cookie preferences again

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