Personal information is not required from anyone who wishes to use the Free Bet Calculator website. When messages are received via email, or the Feedback form, any personal details supplied, such as name and email address, are only used for the purpose of sending a reply, and will never be shared with any third party.
Use of Google Technologies
The majority of the world’s websites, including the Free Bet Calculator, utilise Google technologies. More specifically, Google Analytics is utilised as an aid in the analysis and understanding of how the website is being used, and Google AdSense helps to make the website economically viable through advertising.
Whenever you visit a website your browser sends certain information, such as your IP address, which can be accessed by the resident Google technologies. Google may then use the IP address to derive your general location so that, for example, only adverts for products and services that are available in the United Kingdom, are shown to visitors from the UK. To find out how Google uses the information it receives, and how you can control the information sent to Google, please refer to the page entitled, “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”, on Google’s website.
Use of Facebook “Like” Button
Most of the pages on the Free Bet Calculator website contain the Facebook “Like” button, which allows users of the popular Facebook social network, to easily share content with their friends.
The Facebook technology that manages the “Like” button, also has access to the technical information sent by your browser. To find out how Facebook uses this information, please refer to the page entitled, “What information does Facebook get when I visit a site with the Like button?”, on Facebook’s website.
Free Bet Calculator
Cookies may be used by the Free Bet Calculator website to store the settings required to calculate your bets, according to your betting preferences, and bookmaker’s rules. These cookies are only generated after changing the settings for the first time, so are not present if you have only ever used the website’s default settings.
Each bet calculator will still work if you decide to block cookies in your browser, but if you then wish to use anything other than the website’s default settings, you will need to update the Settings every time you visit.
The Google Analytics service is being utilised to collect and analyse website traffic data, on behalf of the Free Bet Calculator. The reports generated by Google Analytics, don’t just provide the headline figures, such as how many people visit the website each day, they regularly provide statistics that directly influence decisions concerning the development of the Free Bet Calculator website.
For example, the statistics show that the popularity of Adobe’s “Flash” technology continues to decline, and is no longer worth considering for use in future software development. The statistics also indicate that there are no longer enough visitors using Internet Explorer 7, to justify the significant additional effort required to support this particular browser, so the latest version of the Free Bet Calculator only supports newer versions. Conversely, the reports suggest that the Old Bet Calculators still have a dedicated following, and will therefore continue to be supported indefinitely.
If you are logged in to Facebook, then they could potentially link your browsing activity to your Facebook account, on any website that contains some form of embedded Facebook functionality. If you have any privacy concerns regarding the possibility that Facebook could track your browsing activity in this way, then you should probably logout of Facebook before visiting other websites.
The Free Bet Calculator is an affiliate of bet365. This partnership with one of the world’s leading online bookmakers, helps to support the continued operation of this website as a free service.
How to Manage Cookies
Important Note: Disabling cookies may have undesirable side-effects, so if a website suddenly stops working properly after you have disabled their cookies, then this is the probable cause.
Use of Log Files
Web Server Log Files
The web server that hosts the Free Bet Calculator, automatically logs certain information about every visit to the website. This is a common feature of web hosting environments, with the data often aggregated to provide website statistics. The logged data is technical, rather than personal, and includes your IP address, the time of your visit, the page that you visited, the type of browser you are using, an indication of the success or failure of each browser request, plus details concerning the number of bytes transferred, and the time taken to process each request.
Since Google Analytics already provides a better system for analysing website statistics, the statistics derived from log file data are seldom used, other than to monitor the incidence of failed web server requests, that can sometimes highlight potential issues that require further investigation.
Application Log Files
The Free Bet Calculator’s server application has the ability to log diagnostic data, to help identify and debug any system problems that may arise. This includes the option to log bet details submitted to the bet calculator, including the IP address of the request, and the result of the calculation. To ensure maximum performance, this is normally only enabled on development systems, but on rare occasions it may be temporarily enabled on ‘beta’ versions of the live website, if required to diagnose issues that only arise in the live environment.
None of the information logged is personally identifiable, unless a particular visitor chooses to report a problem, and then wishes to aid the debugging process by supplying their IP address, so that details of a problematic bet can be located in the log. In these extremely rare circumstances, it is possible that the visitor may have supplied their real name, email address and IP address, but this information will only be used to resolve the reported problem, and will never be shared with any third party.