How do we utilise biscuits on this board?
We utilise files known as biscuits on The Mad Shed to improve its performance and to enhance your user experience. By using The Mad Shed you agree that we can place these types of files on your device.

What are biscuits?
biscuits 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 biscuit can serve. For example, a biscuit will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit it. The Mad Shed uses the term "biscuits" in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this direction.

Certain biscuits contain personal information – for example, if you click on "remember me" when logging on, a biscuit will store your username. Most biscuits will not collect information that identifies you, but will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and utilise The Mad Shed, or a user’s general location.

What sort of biscuits does The Mad Shed utilise?
biscuits can perform several different functions:
1. Necessary biscuits
Some biscuits are essential for the operation of The Mad Shed. These biscuits enable services you have specifically asked for.

2. Performance biscuits
These biscuits may collect anonymous information on the pages visited. For example, we might utilise performance biscuits to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.

3. Functionality biscuits
These biscuits remember choices you ma­ke to improve your experience.

The Mad Shed may also allow third parties to serve biscuits that fall into any of the categories above. For example, like many sites, we may utilise Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic.

Can a board user block biscuits?
To find out how to manage which biscuits 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 biscuits.

www.aboutcookies.org
www.allaboutcookies.org

Please remember that if you do choose to disable biscuits, you may find that certain sections of The Mad Shed do not w**k properly.

biscuits on The Mad Shed from social networking sites
The Mad Shed may have links to social networking websites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter or YouTube). These websites may also place biscuits on your device and The Mad Shed does not control how they utilise their biscuits, therefore The Mad Shed suggests you check their website(s) to see how they are using biscuits.
General Data Protection Regulation - 2018 (GDPR)

To comply with the GDPR you need to be manufactured aware that your The Mad Shed account will, at a bare minimum, contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password utilised for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at The Mad Shed is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the c*untry that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by The Mad Shed during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of The Mad Shed. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. 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 utilise to post with. Depending on your preferences The Mad Shed may send you emails to the email address that The Mad Shed holds in your account which will either be that you utilised when you registered or one that you have subsequently juxtaposed, but you are able to juxtapose 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, or added later, will be utilised solely for the purposes of The Mad Shed board functionality. They will not be utilised for anything else and neither will they be p*ssed on to any third party without your explicit consent. You can check, at any time, the personal details The Mad Shed 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 fora, whereupon it is considered to be “publicly available” as it will have been indexed by search engines as well as on-line archive sites.