Privacy Policy/Cookies

Updated: 9th June 2024

Privacy Policy

This privacy notice explains how Pres Café uses the personal data that is collected from you when you use this website.

Pres Café will ensure that your privacy is protected. Data you provide - by which you can be identified when using this website - will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Pres Café may change this policy from time-to-time. Details will be available on this page. You should periodically check this page to ensure that you agree with any changes.

What data does Pres Café collect?

Your IP Address is recorded with each post you make on this discussion system and is retrievable by the forum staff.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

Where your data is stored

This website is hosted within the European Union and is administered from the United Kingdom.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have followed these links and have left Pres Café, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.

Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Cancellation of registration

Users who wish to cancel their registration will have their posts anonymised. Posts will be attributed to a "Former Member".

Cancellation requests should be sent to us using the Contact form.

What are cookies?

Like many websites, Pres Café uses cookies.

Cookies are small pieces of data, in text file format, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser.

They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).

They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.

The cookie data collected by Pres Café is deemed important for the forum software to operate correctly. Therefore Pres Café insists that you accept all cookies if you wish to view/use the forum.

Using browser settings to manage cookies

The Help menu of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the site of its manufacturer.

However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the site's essential features, it is recommended that you leave them turned on. If you block or otherwise reject cookies you may not be able to view this - or other - sites properly.

How Pres Café uses cookies

For context, there are a number of categories of cookie:

Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are required for the basic functionality of the site. They are strictly necessary and no consent is required for them to be used.

Functionality cookies: these cookies allow the site to remember the choices you make. For example video viewing preferences.

Analytical cookies: these cookies are used to collect information to analyse the traffic to a website and how visitors are using a website. The information collected through these tracking and performance cookies does not identify any individual visitor.

Targeting or advertising cookies: these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

Pres Café cookie information:

Name Description Type Expiry
acploginattempts Stores the number of ACP login attempts a user has had. Strictly Necessary. 12 Months.
collapsed This cookie keeps track of which categories and boxes have been collapsed (as opposed to being expanded by default). Strictly Necessary. TBC.
coppadob Stores user date of birth to submit with registration. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
coppauser Stores whether the user is a COPPA user or not. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
failedlogin If the user has exceeded the maximum login attempts, failedlogin stores the time (UNIX timestamp) of the failure. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
forumpass[] Stores a version of the forum password for when a user has entered it correctly, to avoid prompting the user for a password more often than required. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
loginattempts Stores the number of login attempts a user has had. Strictly Necessary. 12 Months.
mybb[announcements] Stores read annoucement IDs. Strictly Necessary. 13 Months.
mybb[forumread] Stores forums the user has read. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
mybb[lastvisit] This cookie stores the last time of visit, in the UNIX timestamp format. Strictly Necessary. 12 Months.
mybb[lastactive] This cookie stores the last time that a forum page has been loaded, in the UNIX timestamp format. Strictly Necessary. 12 Months.
mybb[threadread] Stores threads read by the user. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
mybb[readallforums] Stores if the user has read all forums. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
mybblang Stores the language preference of a guest. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
mybbratethread[] Stores the user's rating of a thread. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
mybbtheme Stores the theme preference of a guest. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
mybbuser This cookie stores the login information for the Front End, and is set when a user logs in, and is removed when the user logs out. The UID and the login key are stored in this cookie. Strictly Necessary. 12 Months.
pollvotes[] Stores a guest's vote on a poll. Strictly Necessary. TBC.
sid The current user's Session ID. Strictly Necessary. When browsing session ends.
Compact Controls presentation of forum index pages. Functionality. 12 Months.
Mode To log user's preference for light/dark theme mode. Functionality. 12 Months.
Cookie Consent To record user cookie consent. Functionality. TBC.
Dismissed-Notifications To record user's dismissal (or not) of banner announcements. Functionality. TBC.