How do we use cookies on this board?

We use files known as cookies on Aspie Village UK to improve its performance and to enhance your user experience. By using Aspie Village UK you agree that we can place these types of files on your device.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website may put on your computer, or mobile device, when you first visit that site or one of its pages.

There are many functions that a cookie can serve. For example, a cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit it. Aspie Village UK uses the term "cookies" in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click on "remember me" when logging on, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you, but will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use Aspie Village UK, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies does Aspie Village UK use?

Cookies can perform several different functions:

1. Necessary Cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of Aspie Village UK. These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for:

  • "aspievillage_u" - your phpBB user ID number (automatically generated upon account registration). Cookie expires after 1 year.
  • "aspievillage_sid" - your phpBB session ID number. Will change from time to time and identifies your account, combined with "_u". Cookie expires after 1 year.
  • 2. Functionality Cookies
    These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience:

  • "aspievillage_k" - optional phpBB session key used for "remember me" (automatic login) feature. Cookie expires after 1 year.
  • "aspievillage_ca" - hides cookie acceptance notice. Cookie expires after 1 year.
  • Can a board user block cookies?

    To find out how to manage which cookies you allow, see your browser’s help section or your mobile device manual - or you can visit one of the sites below, which have detailed information on how to manage, control or delete cookies.

    Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of Aspie Village UK do not work properly.

    Cookies from third party sites

    We do not use third party cookies.

    European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    To comply with the GDPR you need to be made aware that your “Aspie Village UK” account will, at a bare minimum, contain a uniquely identifiable username, a personal password used for logging into your account, a personal, valid email address, your country of residence and your reason for joining. Your information for your account at “Aspie Village UK” is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the United Kingdom. Any information beyond your username, your password, your email, your country and your reason for joining required by “Aspie Village UK” during the registration process is optional. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails.

    Furthermore we will store all of the IP address that you use to post with. Depending on your preferences “Aspie Village UK” may send you emails to the email address that you used when you registered, or you have subsequently changed, but you are able to change these preferences from your User Control Panel (UCP) at any time should you wish to stop receiving them.

    The personal details that you gave us when you signed up will be used solely for the purposes of “Aspie Village UK” board functionality. They will not be used for anything else and neither will they be passed on to any third party. You can check, at any time, the personal details “Aspie Village UK” is holding about you from the Profile section of your UCP.

    The only other information about you is that which you decide to post in the forums, which is visible to all other registered users when logged in.

    For further information, please read our Privacy Notice [opens in new tab]