Cookie Policy

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At the Dark Side, we use cookies to remember your layout preferences, and to allow us to gather some (anonymised) information about site usage and readership via Google Analytics.

What Happens If I Turn Cookies Off?

You don’t need to have cookies enabled to read the Dark Side, but if you don’t you won’t be able to make use of the “toggle full posts” or “invert” options, as these rely on cookies to remember your preferences. Your reading experience shouldn’t be affected beyond that.

How Do I Turn Cookies Off?

This varies from browser to browser. You can consult your browser’s “help” section to find out more. Generally it’ll be under “privacy settings” in some way.

The Cookie List

Below you’ll find a full list of all the cookies we use, for those who want to know the full details.

Type Cookie Name What it does
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Site Software wp-settings-1
These cookies have no impact on your user experience, and store no personal information. They contain some information about your general geographic location. These cookies are automatically added by the software that runs this website, but we do not use them in any way.

n.b – sometimes we embed video clips (such as those on YouTube) or similar content within articles from a third party. When this happens, that third party may place cookies on your machine. This is outside of our control, and you should consulting their website for details of their own Cookie Policies.