Privacy Policy

Privacy matters but it can be confusing. This page explains our approach to privacy on EWB and how it affects you. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available in our footer and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Short version

  • We collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of our pages you viewed.
  • We use cookies but we do not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission.
  • If you sign up with us we take great care to keep your information safe and we’ll never share it with others without your express permission.
  • We never share your data with 3rd parties except to help us deliver our own services.

These are just the key points. If you need detail, keep reading.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This website uses the following cookies: (Google AdSense)

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EWB uses Google AdSense to display ads as a means of generating revenue. You can find out more about DoubleClick's cookies and Google's cookies or opt out if you wish. (IP.Board community software)

  • ips4_hasJS - This cookie is set by javascript and then later read to determine if javascript is supported in the user agent.
  • ips4_ipsTimezone - This cookie is set by javascript to detect the user's local time zone so that the software can adapt displaying of times automatically.
  • ips4_IPSSessionFront - This is a session tracking cookie, used to track the user between page clicks.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

Measuring our visitors

We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.

The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, how people arrive at our site and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Request logs

Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website's web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user's IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.