IP Addresses and Cookies
To allow us to provide you with an exciting, functional and interactive website we need feedback and much of that comes in the form of data which is collected which does not personally identify you but which provides Egmont with patterns of usage. Without this data our website wouldn’t be half as useful and fun as we hope it is.
Egmont may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our authors and marketing team. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are small data files that your browser may place on different websites to mark that you have been there. They help Egmont to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to: estimate our audience size and usage pattern; store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests; speed up your searches; and recognise you when you return to our site.