Privacy Policy


During our registration process, we ask for personal information which both identifies you and enables us to communicate with you. We will use the information you provide only for the following purposes:

: To make you aware of information we feel you may be interested in

: To improve the content, design and layout of our website

: To understand the interests of our registered users

This privacy policy only covers the websites at and any subdomains of the site that exist. Links within this site to external websites or framed third party sites are not covered by this policy. We may continue to use your personal information for a period after you cease being a registered user.

1. Consent to Personal Information

If you choose not to register or not provide personal information, you may still visit the websites but you will not be able to access the restricted areas available to registered users. By completing the registration process, you accept the Terms and Conditions described and consent to our using your information accordingly.

2. Access to Personal Information

We have provided an administration service (your account profile/s) where you can review your personal information at any time to ensure it is correct and current. You will be able to update, correct, change or delete inaccurate details. You may also change your choice of opting in or out of e.mail listings etc.

Registered site users are within their rights to request a copy of any information we hold in regards to their account. Please contact a Site Administrator if you require this. A Charge may be made for the provision of this information but will equate to no more than the actual costs incurred with printing, paper, other materials and postage required in the collation and supply of details.

3. Security

We have taken appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information is not unlawfully processed. uses industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, including "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers (SSL's). treats data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorised access. However, no information transferred over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed to be completely secure. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorised access by users inside and outside the company.

4. Deletion of your Personal Data

We are unable to delete your account information containing your personal information for a period of 6 years from the date of your last interaction with us (this could be a forum entry, blog entry or the addition of/interaction with any other part of the site). This is because we may need to access historical information for business reporting or legal purposes. Please note however, that at any point in time you may opt in or out of marketing communications via the 'your account' section of this website.

5. Changes to this policy

If we decide to change this privacy policy, we would post such changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Should you have any questions relating to the security and necessity of the information we hold which isn't covered in the above document please feel free to contact one of the Site Administrators who will be happy to answer your queries.


Privacy Policy FAQs

Who does it apply to?

Everyone, nobody is excused from them, and it is the users responsibility to keep up to date with changes to the privacy policy.

Are these privacy policies likely to change?

Yes, the privacy policy may be changed to reflect changes in law.

Privacy Policy Statement?

The administrator understands that you are concerned about your privacy. Thats why administration has created this privacy policy statement, to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.

How does administration use the information you provide?

Administration uses the information you provide to target and personalise the emails we send to you and the offers we make available to you. We do this to ensure that you only receive relevant and appropriate information. administration will not sell or give away your personal information to any other person, company or organisation, unless, it is required by law, or you expressly agree to us giving out your information. Demographic and profile data is only shared with administration affiliates and advertisers on an aggregate or collective basis. However, we will never tell our affiliates your name, your postal address or your email address and other such information.

What about security?

Administration has modern and robust security measures in place to protect the information you give to us from loss, misuse and alteration. We are constantly reviewing and upgrading these security measures to ensure the very best of protection to you.

Why does this website record IP Addresses?

When a user joins this website, our computers may record their IP address. In the event that we detect fraud or abuse of our program on our Web site and computers, we may use the IP address of the offender to take action against them. Ultimately this ensures greater protection for you and your personal information.

What about other Websites?

This website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy statements of other websites that you use. This privacy statement applies only to websites owned and operated by the administrator of this site.

What is spam and does administration send it?

The widely accepted definition of SPAM is unsolicited commercial email, or in other words, email of a commercial nature that the recipient does not want. administration does not send SPAM. If you have received unwanted email sent from administration, or purporting to be sent from administration, please contact administration. If you have any questions about the privacy and permission practices of the administration website or your dealings with administration, please contact administration. We are committed to being of service to you and resolving any issues that may arise.



During our registration process, we ask for personal information which both identifies you and enables us to communicate with you.

What is a cookie ?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device and/or remember user preferences and settings. For more information see:

How does CaleyThistleOnline use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website and to provide increased functionality when you are using our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website and our services. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our website or access other services. If you have switched off cookies then some of the functionality of our website or services may not be available to you.

Please note that not all the cookies on our sites are set by us but we have indicated in this policy where cookies are set by third parties.

Session Cookies / Persistent Cookies

Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (Session Cookies), or they can be stored for longer (Persistent Cookies). CaleyThistleOnline (CTO) has a combination of both types.

Session Cookies typically allow the site to remember things you do during a single browser experience (session). On this site there are five session cookies as follows.


This is not used by CTO but exists in our software so the cookie may be present on your system. It is typically used in the USA to ensure younger viewers of websites (under 13 years of age) have received written permission from a parent or guardian to access the website.


This is the cookie that remembers your navigation within the site during this session. It allows you to go back and forth between previously viewed topics and powers the 'unread topics' list that constantly changes as you view the site


This is a unique session ID for our Forum/Gallery/Blog/Article system that expires when you close your browser


This is a unique session ID for our Prediction League subdomain ( that expires when you close your browser


This is a unique session ID for our stats subdomain ( that expires when you close your browser

Persistent Cookies typically allow the site to remember some user preferences you have explicitly set within your profile or preferences for the site. These include login preferences and which text editor is used when posting comments to the forum. On this site there are three persistent cookies as follows.


This is stored when you explicitly tell the site you want to login. it stores your user ID number and allows the site to apply any preferences you set within the matching account number to enhance your viewing of the site.


This is stored when you explicitly tell the site to remember your password. It stores your password in an encrypted fashion


This remembers whether the text editor you chose for posting is the standard or enhanced version

All of the above are what is termed "First Party Cookies". this means they are set by this website (or a subdomain) and not an external website.

Third party cookies are set by sites other than CaleyThistleOnline and are used for two purposes on CTO. Aggregated analysis of our visitors, and security. There are two distinct third party sites that set cookies on CTO.

CLOUDFLARE - Cookie Name: __cfdUID

In order to protect our website from security threats such as hackers and to boost its performance, we route our DNS through CloudFlare. The "__cfduid" cookie is set by the CloudFlare service and is designed to identify malicious visitors (known spammers/hackers etc) and reduce the chance of blocking legitimate users.

Click the link for an overview of privacy/security at Cloudflare https://www.cloudfla...ity-policy.html

GOOGLE ANALYTICS - Cookie Names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz

These are anonymous cookies that monitor how the site is used by visitors. They are used by us to analyse usage and improve the site. Includes number of visits to the site, where a visitor has come from and what pages are visited.

You can opt out of Google Analytics here:

Click the link for an overview of privacy at Google:

For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit

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