Privacy Policy

One thing you never have to worry about on Online Dating Help is your details being stolen, your email address being captured or your credit card number copied.

We never take any of your financial or personal details (we just point you in the right direction of merchant sites that we’re affiliated with) so you don’t have to worry about any of your private information being passed anywhere as we simply don’t have it.

Aside from knowing which links are clicked on on our site (using Google Analytics which uses cookies) we don’t know anything personal about you other than what our Google web stats tell us, such as location and browser settings etc.

If you email us we will only use your email address to reply to your mail and won’t use it for anything else ever. That’s a promise.

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You
Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do for free)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Cookie nameExpiry dateWhy we use it
__utma2014-05-30Google Analytics – uses this cookie to track visits.
__utmb2012-05-30Google Analytics – uses this cookie to track visits.
__utmcGoogle Analytics – uses this cookie to track visits.
__utmz2012-11-29Google Analytics – uses this cookie to track visits.


Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies: Youtube

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Affiliate Links

We use affiliate links to many of the dating sites we link to. This means that we sometimes get a sales commission from the merchant if a visitor clicks on one of our links and goes on to take out a subscription. This doesn’t effect the visitor in any way but it helps us to keep the site running and updated with new content, graphics and reviews. For more information about affiliate marketing check out the excellent guide from the Internet Advertising Bureau.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by: Facebook and Twitter

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics – opt out of Google Analytics tracking here.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.