Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across the site to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a site may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the site, or another site, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help to remember usernames and preferences analyse how well a site is performing, or even allow a site to recommend content it believes will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “save login” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use a site, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies do we use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:

    1. Essential cookies

      Some cookies are essential for the operation of the site. Also some cookies allow us to identify registered users and ensure they can access restricted pages. If a user opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that the status of their account entitles them to.

    2. Performance Cookies

      We may utilise the same or other cookies to analyse how you use the site, to record your visits to the site and the pages you have visited, and to record the links you have followed. Among other aims, this allows is to customise our offering to recurring visitors and to optimise navigational paths.

    3. Settings Cookies

      We use settings cookies to allow us to remember certain choices you have made. For example, you can be automatically redirected to the language in which you last browsed, automatically logged in when the site session expires or schedules can be displayed in the time zone previously reported by your browser.

Does anyone else use cookies?

Please note that third parties with whom we may work with and/or who may have presence on the site (including, for example, users of our forum, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services such as Google Analytics) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to fall into the categories mentioned above.

Google Analytics uses cookies which follow your progress through the site, collecting anonymous data on where you have come from, which pages you visit, and how long you spend on the site for example. This data is stored by Google in order to create reports. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The Google site contains further information about Analytics and a copy of Google's privacy policy pages.

Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of the site. However, if you do wish to disable cookies then please follow the instructions from our How to Manage Cookies section.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of the site do not work properly.

Our cookies

Cookie Expiry Purpose
cookie_login 5 years Randomized string, remembering your login settings, so your login is saved when returning to the website and you do not have to log in with every single visit. This cookie is only set if you selected this option when logging in.
language_id 180 days This cookie is set to remember which language community of PokerStrategy.com you are using, so you can be immediately directed to your preferred language when returning to PokerStrategy.com.
SSOID Session Tracks the activity of your session
once_logged_in, trackbrowser 5, 10 years These cookies check, which and how often you use a certain web browser for visiting PokerStrategy.com
timezoneoffset 2 years This is used to be able to display the time of creation of content pieces like news items, forum posts, poker streams etc, in your local time.
transferaccount 2 years This cookie is used to detemine if you already claimed your free money offer (if available in your location), so we can show you where to find the relavant information about the process.
wbb2_lastForumVisit, wbb2_lastForumActivity, wbb2_boardpasswords, wbb2_hidecats Session These cookies are used for functionallity on the forum, making sure you are able to create posts, keep track of your preferences and for example indicate whether and where new posts have been made since your last activity.
Source, referrer 14 days These cookies are used so we know how you have come to our website, and whether or not you were refered by a friend or external website who should be rewarded via our Tell-a-Friend referal system
WidgetSoruce Session WidgetSource, tracks new registrations from our Tell-a-Friend referal system, for those referrers who use our embedded signup form.
just_registered Session Set the time of registration of your account.
glossaryLatestSeen 1 Year Checks the last 3 Glossary entries you read, so they can be listed on your glossary page in case you want to continue reading where you left off.

Third party cookies

We don't place third party advertising on our website, but we do allow third parties to set cookies on our website. These cookies are to support functionality of several third party applications which are being used on PokerStrategy.com, such as Youtube embeddings in the forum, the ability to log in directly with you Facebook account and to support the placement of relevant banners about our poker offers, or news items which might be interesting for the user.

Following third party applications are using cookies on our website:

Google Docs/Calendar: Some of our pages contain google documents, such as the overview of upcoming coaching sessions. Google uses the following cookies: 1P_JAR, APISID, CONSENT, HSID, NID, S, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, __utmx, __utmxx. We have no control over the cookies set by Google, they store information about which documents you are visiting and your preference settings. Most cookies expire after a maximum of 4 months.

Google Analytics: (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _utmv, _utmz, __utmx, __utmxx _ga, _gat, _gali ): Google Analytics uses cookies which follow your progress through the site, collecting anonymous data on where you have come from (_umtz), when you leave the site (_utmc), which pages and how often you visit (_utma), and how long you spend on the site for example. This data is stored by Google in order to create reports. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The Google site contains further information about Analytics and a copy of Google's privacy policy pages.

If you want to disable any tracking via Google Analitycs, you can find more information on the following page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

youtube.com: (1P_JAR, APISID, CONSENT, DSID, HSID, IDE, NID, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, __utmx, __utmxx, _ga): YouTube sets several cookies, when visiting any pages containing YouTube video's, such as certain news items, or user generated posts on the forum. We have no control over the cookies set by Youtube. Mostly they expire after 2 years, and they might track information about the videos you watched, and that you watched them on PokerStrategy.com. More information about the Google/Youtube privacy policy can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

doubleclick.net: (DSID, IDE): These cookies are set by Google. They do not contain any personal information but might be used for personalized advertising while logged into your Google account. You can opt out of personalised ads in the settings of your account.

dynamicyield.com: (intercom-id-j75icq8w, DYSES, DYID, SMFCookie114, _dy_c_att_exps, _dc_gtm_UA-806931-2, _dy_c_exps, _dy_csc_ses, _dy_geo, _dy_df_geo, _dy_ses_load_seq, _dy_soct, _dy_toffset, _dyid, _dycst, _dyus_8765598, _ga, _gid, _mkto_trk, __cfduid, aabd1bd9): DynamicYield is used on some pages to show you personalised content, for example with offers which are limited to only certain users, or offers which other players deemed interesting. These cookies are used to determine which content you can see based on criteria such as location, your user status at PokerStrategy.com, your tracked accounts and which poker rooms are available in your current location. The data is stored is anonymised, so it can not be used to identify specific users. Most of these cookies expire after 1 month. If you want to opt out of the collectiong of this data, you can do so by opting out on the privacy policy page of Dynamic Yield

twitch.tv: (GED_PLAYLIST_ACTIVITY, __utma, __utmc, __utmz, api_token, bknx_fa, csrf_token, device_cookie, language, last_login,login, mp_809576468572134f909dffa6bd0dcfcf_mixpanel, name, passport_requested, persistent, session_unique_id, twilight-login-state, twilight-user, twilight_onboarding, unique_id, 1P_JAR, APISID, AWSALB, CONSENT, DSID, HSID, IDE, NID, SAPISID, SID, SIDCC, SSID, UID, UIDR, _twitch_session_id, ad-id, api_token, bknx_fa, bknx_ss, csrf_token, impact_excluded): These cookies might be set by Twitch on any pages which feature Twitch embeddings, such as our news and in our poker coachings. We dont have any control over these cookies, which might collect information such as your preference settings at Twitch, your location, and your session ID which allows for navigating the Twitch site and chat. UID and UIDR, which determine your approximate location, are set by ScorecardResearch, to opt out, visit: http://www.scorecardresearch.com/Preferences.aspx.

peacock.com: (OAVARS[aabd1bd9], OASCAP, OAID, OAGEO, OABLOCK): On most pages on our site you will find some targeted content, like specific poker room offers or highlighted news items for example. These cookies are used in our adserver, to be able to show you only content which is relevant, for example depending on your current location and measure the effectiveness of different campaigns, like impressions and clicks.

instagram.com: (csrftoken, mid, rur, urlgen): These cookies are set on any pages containing Instagram embeddings. We don't have any control over these cookies. Expiry date of these cookies is up to 20 years.

Twitter: (_utma, _utmz, _ga, _gid, ct0, eu_cn, external_referer, gt, guest_id, personalization_id, syndication_guest_id, twf_exp): These cookies are set on any pages containing Twitter embeddings. We don't have any control over these cookies. Expiry date of these cookies is up to 2 years. Twitter may use this information to optimise your browsing experience, for example by tracking which browser you are using and to show you interest based ads on Twitter, based on which websites you visited containing Twitter embeds. If you do not want Twitter to show you interest-based ads on and off of Twitter, you can disable these setting for your Twitter account and current browser on the following page: https://help.twitter.com/en/personalization-data-settings

w.soundcloud.com: (UID, UIDR, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz, sc_anonymous_id): These cookies are set on any pages containing soundcloud embeddings. We don't have any control over these cookies. Expiry date of these cookies is up to 10 years. Information about your use of the player, and the country from which you are using the player is stored. UID and UIDR, which determine your approximate location, are set by ScorecardResearch, to opt out, visit: http://www.scorecardresearch.com/Preferences.aspx.

player.vimeo.com: (vuid): Vimeo Analytics unique id, which is placed once your visit any page containing a Vimeo video embedding such as a news or forumpost. We don't have any control over this cookie, which expires after 2 years.

flickr.com: (BX, flrb, flrbcr, flrbgdrp, flrbgmrp, flrbgrp, flrbp, flrbrp, flrbrst, flrbs, flrtags, localization, xb): these cookies are placed once you visit any news containing a Photo album/slideshow hosted on flickr.com. Cookies exipre in 6 months, except BX, xb and localisation, which last for 2 years.

staticxx.facebook.com: (c_user, datr, fr, pl, sb, wd, xs): These cookies are used for the Facebook login feature and on any pages containing links to share contents on social media, such as new items and certain content pages. They are used to remember login information. See the Facebook privacy policy for more information.

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

How to Manage Cookies

As we explain in our Cookie Policy, cookies help you to get the most out of the site. If you do disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of the site do not work.

How to disable behaviourally targeted advertising cookies

If you are concerned about behaviourally targeted advertising cookies users based in the European Union can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu to opt out of these third party cookies.

The above website is not connected to us and we are not responsible for its content.

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser

Google Chrome:

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings
  • Click ‘Show advanced settings’
  • In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
  • To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
  • To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0:

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet Options'
  • In the options window navigate to the 'Privacy' tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on 'Tools' at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Opera

  • Click on 'Setting’ at the browser menu and select 'Settings'
  • Select ‘Quick Preferences’
  • To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
  • To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari on OSX

  • Click on 'Safari' at the menu bar and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Security'
  • To enable cookies: In the 'Accept cookies' section select 'Only from site you navigate to'
  • To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

All other browsers

Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

Disabling specific third party cookies

The following list provides an overview of how to opt out from certain third party cookies. We may update this list periodically, but please be advised that cookies and third party technologies are subject to change:

Please note: Disabling cookies might adversly affect your use of PokerStrategy.com and several features will not be available at all or not function as intended. When disabling cookies, or opting out will affect not only your browsing experience on PokerStrategy.com, but for all your web activity. 

In certain cases, when opting out, this is done via a cookie, which prevents any further cookies being placed. This means, you might have to opt out again, if you manually delete all your browser cookies. Also, this means that opt out only works for your current browser and device. If you are using several browsers, or devices, you might have to opt out on any browser or computer or other device you are using.