How do we use cookies on this board?
We use files known as cookies on The Forums of the Aksum Imperium to improve its performance and to enhance your user experience. By using The Forums of the Aksum Imperium you agree that we can place these types of files on your device.

What are cookies?
Cookies 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 cookie can serve. For example, a cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit it. The Forums of the Aksum Imperium uses the term "cookies" in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click on "remember me" when logging on, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies will not collect information that identifies you, but will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use The Forums of the Aksum Imperium, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies does The Forums of the Aksum Imperium use?
Cookies can perform several different functions:
1. Necessary Cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of The Forums of the Aksum Imperium. These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

2. Performance Cookies
These cookies may collect anonymous information on the pages visited. For example, we might use performance cookies 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 Cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

The Forums of the Aksum Imperium may also allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into any of the categories above. For example, like many sites, we may use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic.

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

www.aboutcookies.org
www.allaboutcookies.org

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

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

'This policy explains in detail how The Forums of the Aksum Imperium along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, “%1$s”, “%2$s”) and phpBB (hereinafter “they”, “them”, “their”, “phpBB software”, “www.phpbb.com”, “phpBB Limited”, “phpBB Teams”) use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter “your information”).

To comply with the EU GDPR (2018) you need to be made aware of the following.

Your Forums of the Aksum Imperium account will, at a bare minimum, contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at The Forums of the Aksum Imperium is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by this site during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of the Aksum Imperium. 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.

Your information is collected via two ways. Firstly, by browsing The Forums of the Aksum Imperium will cause the phpBB software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. The first two cookies just contain a user identifier (hereinafter “user-id”) and an anonymous session identifier (hereinafter “session-id”), automatically assigned to you by the phpBB software. A third cookie will be created once you have browsed topics within The Forums of the Aksum Imperium and is used to store which topics have been read, thereby improving your user experience.

We may also create cookies external to the phpBB software whilst browsing The Forums of the Aksum Imperium, though these are outside the scope of this document which is intended to only cover the pages created by the phpBB software. The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: posting as an anonymous user (hereinafter “anonymous posts”), registering on The Forums of the Aksum Imperium (hereinafter “your account”) and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter “your posts”).

Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at The Forums of the Aksum Imperium is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by The Forums of the Aksum Imperium during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of The Forums of the Aksum Imperium. 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 from the phpBB software.

Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your password is the means of accessing your account at The Forums of the Aksum Imperium, so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with The Forums of the Aksum Imperium, phpBB or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the “I forgot my password” feature provided by the phpBB software. This process will ask you to submit your user name and your email, then the phpBB software will generate a new password to reclaim your account.