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Privacy/Cookies Policy


This policy describes how Protz On Beer collects, uses and looks after the information you provide us.

Use of Personal Information

Users are given the option of leaving a small amount of personal data when writing comments on articles. All other storage of personal data is related to website admin users, not general users.


A 'cookie' is a small text file that is placed on a user's computer hard drive by a website.

There are several types of cookie and the most common are often referred to as 'session' cookies. These are used to keep track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page within a website. These cookies typically have a short lifetime and expire when the browser window is closed.

Cookie Law

From May 2011, it has become law in the UK to ask permission before storing 'non-required' cookies on a person's computer, which is the purpose of the small bar you may see at the top of each page. Cookies that are considered a requirement include most 'session' cookies, which are typically used in website login systems and to remember user preferences (see below for more information on 'session' cookies).

Note: So that we remember your cookie preferences on Protz On Beer, a small cookie will have to be set. Aside from session cookies, no other cookies (from this site or third parties) will be stored if you choose to decline cookies.

Cookie Usage

Protz On Beer uses 'session' cookies to remember certain details or to maintain login state.

Protz On Beer also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

In addition to Google Analytics, Protz On Beer also uses Twitter's Javascript SDK, a code library to add functionality to Twitter widgets. This library is also requires cookies on your computer.

Finally, Protz On Beer uses AddThis, the last of its third-party services. AddThis is a library used to display and operate the sharing buttons your see at the bottom of news articles and features. This library is also requires cookies on your computer.

Cookie Management

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default; however, it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies or to just accept 'session' cookies, 'first party' cookies, or cookies from trusted 'third parties' only.

Notification of Changes

If Protz On Beer decides to change its privacy policy, it will post such changes on its website under the section entitled 'Privacy Policy'.

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You have not yet specified your cookies preferences. If you choose to accept, all cookies (including those from third-parties) will be in use. If you choose to decline, all non-session cookies will stop being used, as well as any third-party services.