Cookie Policy

Cookies & other storage technologies

Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones and other devices. Other technologies, including data we store on your web browser or device, identifiers associated with your device, and other software, are used for similar purposes. In this policy, we refer to all of these technologies as “cookies.”

We use cookies if you have a Tattoo Forum account, or visit our website. Cookies enable The Tattoo Forum to offer the Tattoo Forum Products to you and to understand the information we receive about you, including information about your use of our website, whether or not you are registered or logged in.

This policy explains how we use cookies and the choices you have.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies help us provide, protect and improve The Tattoo Forum Products, such as by personalising content, tailoring and measuring ads, and providing a safer experience. While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update The Tattoo Forum Products, we use them for the following purposes:


We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you’re logged in so we can make it easier for you to access The Tattoo Forum website and Products and show you the appropriate experience and features.

For example: Cookies help us remember your browser so you do not have to keep logging in to The Tattoo Forum and so you can more easily log in to The Tattoo Forum via third-party apps and websites.

Security, site and product integrity

We use cookies to help us keep your account, data and The Tattoo Forum Products safe and secure.

For example: Cookies can help us identify and impose additional security measures when someone may be attempting to access a Tattoo Forum account without authorisation, for instance, by rapidly guessing different passwords. We also use cookies to store information that allows us to recover your account in the event that you forget your password or to require additional authentication if you tell us that your account has been hacked.

We also use cookies to combat activity that violates our policies or otherwise degrades our ability to provide The Tattoo Forum Products.

For example: Cookies help us fight spam and phishing attacks by enabling us to identify computers that are used to create fake Tattoo Forum accounts. We also use cookies to detect computers infected with malware and to take steps to prevent them from causing further harm. Cookies also help us prevent underage people from registering for The Tattoo Forum accounts.

Advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement

We use cookies to help us show ads and to make recommendations for businesses and other organisations to people who may be interested in the products, services or causes they promote.

For example: Cookies allow us to help deliver ads to people who have previously visited a specific page on the Tattoo Forum, interacting with a specific forum topic or post, or purchased products.

Cookies also allow us to provide insights about the people who use The Tattoo Forum Products, as well as the people who interact with the ads and content of our advertisers and the businesses that use The Tattoo Forum Products.

For example: We use cookies to help businesses understand the kinds of people who like their Tattoo Forum Page so they can provide more relevant content and develop features that are likely to be interesting to their customers.

Site features and services
We use cookies to enable the functionality that helps us provide The Tattoo Forum Products.

For example: Cookies help us store preferences, know when you’ve seen or interacted with The Tattoo Forum Products’ content and provide you with customised content and experiences. For instance, cookies allow us to make suggestions to you and others.

We also use cookies to help provide you with content relevant to your locale.

For example: We store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so that you will see the site in your preferred language.


We use cookies to provide you with the best experience possible.

For example: Cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how quickly The Tattoo Forum Products load for different people. Cookies also help us record the ratio and dimensions of your screen and windows and know whether you’ve enabled high-contrast mode, so that we can render our sites correctly.

Analytics and research

We use cookies to better understand how people use The Tattoo Forum Products so that we can improve them.

For example: Cookies can help us understand how people use The Tattoo Forum service, analyse which parts of The Tattoo Forum Products people find most useful and engaging, and identify features that could be improved.

Where do we use cookies?

We may place cookies on your computer or device, and receive information stored in cookies, when you use or visit:

  • The Tattoo Forum Site; and
  • Websites and apps provided by other companies that use The Tattoo Forum Products, including companies that incorporate The Tattoo Forum Technologies into their websites and apps.The Tattoo Forum uses cookies and receives information when you visit those sites and apps, including device information and information about your activity, without any further action from you. This occurs whether or not you have a The Tattoo Forum account or are logged in.

Do other parties use cookies in connection with The Tattoo Forum Products?

Yes, other parties may use cookies on The Tattoo Forum Products to provide services to us and the businesses that advertise on The Tattoo Forum.

For example, our measurement partners use cookies on The Tattoo Forum Products to help advertisers understand the effectiveness of their Tattoo Forum advertising campaigns and to compare the performance of those campaigns to ads displayed on other websites and apps.

Browser cookie controls:

Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device’s help material. Certain parts of The Tattoo Forum Products may not work properly if you have disabled browser cookie use.