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Privacy Policy

What Are Cookies?

Just as a pre-amble into this policy - Here is an explanation of what cookies are.

Our Privacy Policy In a Nutshell

The Planets Today does not directly gather any info from its visitors. However we do use third party services that can track your browsing habits as follows:

In order to determine if visitors are enjoying the site, we use Google Analytics tracking - so that we can see which pages are looked at most and for how long, and how people found us. This tracking collects non-personal information about your browser.

In order to fund the running of the site, we also use Google Adsense to supply a few adverts. This means that google is tracking your browsing history in order to supply you with adverts which are more relevant to you. You can opt out of this tracking by installing an opt-out add on in your browser.

We also have AddThis buttons to allow users to share information on the website with social media sites. These buttons log non-personal usage information when you access our site (you can opt out here). Also use of these buttons may result in personal information you enter being logged.

Privacy in More Detail

The Planets Today does not directly gather or store any personal information about any users of the site. However, we do use the following services on the site which may track user details and behaviour.

Google Analytics Tracking Code

In order to determine how many visitors are using the site, and what pages they enjoy the most, we use Google Analytics. Using this software we can approximately identify the location of customers to city level, but cannot determine the individual user. You can opt out of this tracking by installing an opt-out add on in your browser. For full information see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Google Adsense

In order to fund the site we use Google Adsense to supply adverts. The way that google gathers and uses the data is described quite nicely on this google policy page.

AddThis Buttons

We use addThis buttons to allow users to share information on the website with social media sites. The running of these buttons means that non personal information is logged when you visit one of our pages (you can opt out here), and personal information that you enter may be logged if you use any of the buttons. For more information read this AddThis Policy for Site Visitors section on their Privacy policy page.

Other Storage

We also store the following on your computer:

The Planets Today Cookie

In order to store whether you have agreed to our privacy policy (and therefore stop pestering you with cookie warnings which are required by EU law) we put a cookie in your browser. Yes - the EU directive to warn you about cookies means that we must now put an extra cookie on your system!

Flash Player Storage

If you use the flash application on the site then information such as northern/southern hemisphere and lat/long settings are stored within the flash player - but only if settings allow this. This information is only used by the app playing on your computer to save you re-entering the information and is not communicated over the internet in any way.