Privacy Policy

In this article I will explain how your personal data is stored and used. Its very important to keep your personal data safe and to explain how we use them. You can rest assure that your personal data stored on this site will not be sold/shared to third parties.

1. Cookies

There are two types of cookies used on this site: Necessary and Targeting Cookies. You can adjust your cookie settings anytime, by either clicking on the Cookie settings (at the top of the page), or click here. Once you have made your choice, you will need to press accept to confirm your choice.

1.1. Necessary Cookies

Necessary Cookies are used for important features of the site, such as logging into the site (when creating an account), playing the arcade or saving builds/system location in the Elite & Dangerous areas. If you turn off this feature then parts of the site will not work, such as loging into your account. No personal details are stored in the cookies themselves. Here is a list of necessary cookies used on the site:

Name Domain Value Expiration Description
cookie_necessary 0 or 1 5 years This cookie is used to know if the vistor has accepted the use of our necessary cookies. 0=False, 1=True.
cookie_target 0 or 1 5 years This cookie is used to know if the vistor has accepted the use of targeted cookies (used by Adsense, explained below in section 1.2). 0=False, 1=True.
cookie_accepted blank/"cookies-accepted" 5 years This is used to know if the vistor has accepted the cookie settings, so it wont popup on every page.
userseed special key 2 years When I person logs into the site, a special key is given to that person. The key is stored in this cookie.
ed_universe_location (string) 2 years Used to keep track of which sector a viewer is in for Elite & Dangerous site.

1.2. Targeting cookies

This site uses targeting cookies that must be enabled for AdSense to function. These are required for both non-personalized and personalized ads.

You can learn more at; and opt out at

2. Personal data

On this site you can choose to enable or disable personal data. If you choose to disable personal data, then non-personalized ads will be shown. Ads used on this site are from AdSense only. By default non-personalized ads are displayed. If you allow personalized ads then your personal data will be processed and information from your device (cookies, unique identifiers, and other device data) may be stored by, accessed by and shared with third party vendors. This is used to build-up a profile and provide relevant ads to you.

2.0. Registering an account

When registering on this site, a couple pieces of personal information are stored - these are:
  • Your email address,
  • and your IP,
After-which a email is sent to the requested address to validate the user. If the user clicks on the link in the email, they will be directed to a page that confirm the email address. Once the email address has been confirmed they will be asked to enter in a username. The username is simply the name that is displayed on this site when posting content (such as comments, forum posts etc.).

Once the account has a confirmed email address and username set, the user will need to assign an password to the account. The password allows the user to log-into the account. Passwords on this site are heavily encrypted! So it is not possible to recover the password latter (if lost or forgotten). Forgotten passwords must be reset either by the admin or by using the lost-password function.

Once an account has the following details it can be logged into;
  • confirmed email address,
  • username,
  • password,
If you created an account by using Facebook only email address is stored from your Facebook profile. This allows you to skip the email verification step. You will still need to assign an username and password for the account. Your IP is recorded but not retrieved from your Facebook profile. No other details are stored from your Facebook profile!

It is good sense not to make your password here the same for another website or email address.

If the user chooses to log in, a cookie will be created with an unique code (which will be stored in the database too). The cookie will not contain any personal details, such as usernames, passwords, etc. and will be deleted if the person clicks log-out in the home section.

After the account has been created, you can add chooose to add more personal data such as location, time-zone, interests, website and signature. These can be removed by the user or by the admin if requested (please use the contact form if you require help).

3.0. Removal of personal details

If you wish to have your personal details removed from the site, please use the contact form and provide the following information;
  • Your email address or username used when registering,
Please add a subject and some text telling me you want your details to be removed. I may send an email before the deletion to check you are happy for the data to be removed (once the account is gone its gone for good). If the account is newly created (no content posted), then I will simply remove the account without sending a confirmation email.

I will then remove all your personal details from the site (including the database). Doing so will mean the account is usable in the future and any content posted to the site may disappear (such as comments, forum posts, etc.). Basically everything you have done on the site will cease to exist.

Once all the data has been deleted, I will send another email to let you know the details have been removed as requested.

4. IP logging

From time to time, your IP can be stored into the site's database. This is usually done when a person votes on something (without the need to register), or when a non-registered viewer sends in a message through the contact page. If you do not wish for your IP to be recorded in such way, please do not use these services as your IP may be recorded. The IP is recored for voting because otherwise its not possible identify voters uniquely (otherwise a single person could vote multiable times).

5. Summary

By using this site you agree to accept the terms of this sites privacy policy. Hopefully this document as made things clear.

If at anytime you need assistance or have a question please contact me form.