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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.the-arcade.ie.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you use a contact form to send us an e-mail through the website, your e-mail address and name will be stored in our database indefinitely. These are stored for the purposes of our records only and will solely be used to contact you in relation to the request you submitted through the contact form. We will never use this data to send you unsolicited e-mails, marketing requests, or other spam. We do not share this data with any third party.


To improve your experience on our site, we use cookies. Cookies are industry standard technology and are in use on most major modern websites and web applications. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your site preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this the full functionality of The-Arcade.ie may be affected.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Our website articles often contain links to third party websites where appropriate pertaining to article content – YouTube videos, online stores, et cetera. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these external sites. If you follow links to other websites from The-Arcade.ie, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policies.


Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which monitors and transmits website traffic data to Google’s servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand the traffic flow through our website, determine popular articles, et cetera. It is never possible for us to track your individual browsing habits through Google Analytics.

By using our website, you consent to the processing of your browsing data on The-Arcade.ie by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy– external site for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript in your browser, or use the opt-out service provided by Google– external site.

Social Media Services

The-Arcade.ie also links to and interfaces with with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others. If you choose to “like” or “share” information from this website through any of these channels, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, these interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your visits to this site with other personal information that they have stored about you.


Who we share your data with

Aside from the aforementioned sections pertaining to website analytics, social media services et cetera, The-Arcade.ie does not share your personal information with any third parties. We will never use your data for unsolicited marketing purposes or spam of any kind.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. These requests can be made by contacting us at info@the-arcade.ie


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Our contact information

If you have questions or concerns about your privacy, or you wish to request access to or deletion of your data, please contact us at info@the-arcade.ie