Cookie and Privacy Policy for Mandelbrot Explorer

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

Analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. We store all our analytics data on our own servers, and do not use third party analytics services.

Drupal uses a cookie to track whether or not your browser has Javascript enabled. This allows the website to enable or disable features accordingly, to ensure the website works as expected for your particular browser setup.

Third Party Cookies

Google uses cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to your website. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users that are based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites across the Internet. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

You may opt out of using the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Mandlebrot Explorer is an affiliate of Zazzle. If you follow links from this website to Zazzle you would do so subject to the Zazzle Privacy Policy. Our outbound links to Zazzle may contain a tracking code to identify us as the referring site, so that Zazzle can pay us a small royalty for any products you buy with them. This is solely to fund the continued development of Mandelbrot Explorer

Spam Filtering

If you use the contact form on this website, or if you leave a comment on any page on this website, we will use the services of Mollom to provide automated spam filtering. Your content is sent to Mollom's servers as part of this process, so by contacting the website owners in this way you agree to the Mollom Web service privacy policy.

Privacy within the Mandelbrot Explorer application

Mandelbrot Explorer contains a feature that allows it to contact this website to report the version it is using. All data sent in this way is anonymous, and cannot be traced back to you. By using the software, you agree to this feature being used. We use this process to maintain an understanding of how many active users there are for different versions of the software, so we can appropriately support older versions. We also use it to notify you if there is an updated version of the software, to help you keep up to date, but you can turn off those notifications within the application if you wish.

There are links within the application to Zazzle and Facebook. You can choose to upload pictures you've created to your Facebook wall (along with a caption you choose), and you can choose to send pictures to Zazzle to be printed onto custom merchandise. If you use those features to connect to the corresponding websites then you are subject to the privacy policy of those websites, but the software itself does not otherwise send any information to those third party sites.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us by email.