Cookies Notice

Thanks for visiting and using our Gay Friendly Market portal.

This Cookie Policy explains how we use cookies and similar technologies in the course of our business when you visit our website or when you use one of our directory listings, events, postings, forums or plugins. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).

How We Use Cookies

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website and Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us to provide a better user experience in our Directory or plugins such as remembering the active tab between page loads. Finally, third parties serve cookies through our Website to provide tracking technologies which we use to analyze trends and improve the Website as a whole. This is described in more detail below.

Cookies Served Through our Websites

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:

Type

Name

Description

Essential

WordPress

Our portal, directory and forum are proudly powered by WordPress who use cookies to keep track of logged in users.

Essential

ECommerce

Our online store is powered by WooCommerce and Digital Access Pass, who use cookies to keep track of cart data.

Functionality

Spam

We use the Spam plugins to help keep our forums free of spam. These plugins uses cookies to fight spam.

Functionality

Limit Login Attempts

We Limit Login Attempts and Logins from IP addresses to help keep our users accounts safe. This login cookies fight brute-force attacks.

Functionality

eucookielaw and GPDR

Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to our EU Cookie Law banner and the GPDR agreement on our login, registration and checkout cart.

Analytics

Google

Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.

Other tracking technologies

Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use the Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Web Beacons/Clear GIFs Information: When you use the Site, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and enhance the experience for our users.

Social Network Widgets: Our Service has buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube) that allows you to interact with those social media services when you interact with our website. Those social widgets may collect browsing data, including through cookies and similar technologies, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by those third-parties. Please review the privacy policy and privacy settings of the applicable social media property before using such features on our website.

How Can You Control Cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Service though your access to some functionality may be restricted. To learn more about cookie controls in your browser, click the link for your browser below.

Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers – like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. To learn more about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.

Cookie Policy Changes

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us here.