Cookie Policy for FloodList

This is the Cookie Policy for FloodList, accessible from

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. Please note however that this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

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You do not need to have cookies turned on to use or navigate through most parts of our website, although some functionality may be lost. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to refuse cookies that are stored on your computer; the above websites tell you how to do this, or see your browser Help for more information on how to do this.

The Cookies We Set and How We Use Them

Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Analytics Tools

Floodlist uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) and Jetpack analytics, a web analytics service specifically for WordPress sites provided by Automattic, in order to understand how visitors engage with our website. These parties may use technologies such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons to carry out their services.

Both tools use cookies to follow your progress through our website, collecting data on where you have come from, which pages you visit, and how long you spend on the site. This data is then stored by Google and Automattic in order to create reports, for example about visitor statistics.

These cookies do not store your personal data. However, Automattic offers its services in partnership with It’s analytics tools therefore may track your user ID (if logged in) and username (if logged in). This does not apply if you are not a user and / or are not logged in to your account.

Please refer to the following policies on Google and Automattic’s websites for detailed information:

Social Media

FloodList uses social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. In order for these to work, social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.


We sometimes use the services of third parties to provide adverts on our websites. These parties may use technologies such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons to carry out their services.

DoubleClick DART cookie

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to and other sites on the Internet
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL –

Legal basis for processing your personal information

Where you provide personal information in order for us to contact you or provide you with services, such as adding a business directory listing, leaving a comment or subscribing to a newsletter or joining a mailing list this will be with your consent.

Where we use your information to manage our websites and troubleshoot any problems, or to track the effectiveness of our websites and monitor how users interact with them this will be on the basis of our legitimate interests.

Who we may share your data with

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

Retention of your data

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services. We will retain your data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. Once data is no longer needed, we will delete it.

Where you have requested to be added to any marketing or mailing lists your details will be retained until you choose to unsubscribe to those communications.

How we protect your data

Our website / data storage is done securely and professionally via premium business hosting services at Heart Internet in the United Kingdom.

Your rights

Under data protection law you have the right to:

  • Access your personal data that we process
  • Rectify inaccuracies in personal data that we hold about you
  • Be erased, that is your details to be removed from systems that we use to process your personal data
  • Restrict the processing in certain ways
  • Obtain a copy of your data in a commonly used electronic form; and
  • Object to certain processing of your personal data by us


Should we update, amend or make any changes to our cookies and privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.


If you require any more information or have any questions about our cookies policy, please feel free to contact us here.