Data Collection Processes and Third Party Providers

In addition to information knowingly provided by you (Personal Information) Nuclear Companion and our third-party service providers (which may include any third-party content recommendation partners, advertising partners, and analytics providers) may use cookies or other tracking technologies to automatically collect certain information from your device or web browser when you interact with the website to help us understand how our audience use our Nuclear Companion service and to target advertising to you (Usage Data).

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is legislation that aims to protect privacy and give individuals accessing the internet within the European Economic Area (EEA) more transparency and control over their personal data. This requires that businesses gain more explicit consent from them to collect and use their data.

The information set out here and in our Privacy Policy supports the data privacy standards introduced by the GDPR. Some Usage Data may be included within the definition of ‘personal data’ for the purposes of the GDPR.


Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information although it will enable Nuclear Companion to improve our services and your experience by, among other things, seeing which areas and features are popular and managing the advertisements presented to the reader.

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services offer by our website.

Cookies are used on our website to support the following tasks:

  • Analytics and Performance function: these cookies are used to collect information about our audience traffic on our website. The information is gathered in aggregate and does not identify the individual visitor. The type of information includes number of visitors to our Services, the websites that referred them to our Services, the pages that they visited on our Services, what time of day they visited our Services, whether they have visited our Services before, and other similar information.
  • Functional tasks: these cookies are provided for visitors that must login into a secure or restricted member area of our service. These cookies remember language, login details, polls results and similar; the purpose of these is to provide a more personalised experience with our web site. An example is our Nuclear Companion service that provides ad free, faster loading functionality under login in access.
  • Technical Tasks: these cookies are used by our developers specific to the continued operations of our website; en example is a developer only debugging and hacker prevention cookies
  • Targeted Advertising: These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising that is more likely to be of interest to you. These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests. Based on that information, and with our permission, third-party advertisers place cookies to enable them to show advertisements which we think will be relevant to your interests.

Third Party Advertising Networks

Nuclear Companion generates revenues via website advertising. We work with several third-party ad companies in generating this advertising revenue. These companies may collect, and use click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over during your visits to our Services and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies (listed below) typically use tracking technologies to collect this information and are subject to their own privacy policies.

Google Ads/AdX

Purpose: Nuclear Companion is part of Google’s display network; this service we work with is called DoubleClick Ad Exchange (AdX). These ads are targeted and delivered to our readers whilst they are using our website service. AdX will compete for available ad space on our website in an ad exchange bidding process. Review: Google Ads Data Processing Terms

Analytics and how we use it

Cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Nuclear Companion website and how readers may use our service. The information gathered is aggregated and does not identify any individual reader. The information is used to determine the number of visitors to our website, the websites that referred the reader to Nuclear Companion, the pages that they visited on our website, what time of day they visited our website, whether they have visited our website previously, and other similar information.

Analytics providers:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics for our website analytics. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how our Services work. Our purpose for using this service is to assist us improve our Services for our readers. Review: Google Privacy

Technical Support

Nuclear Companion partners with several international companies for its technical services. Our policy is to work ‘best-in-market’ technical companies so that we have our Nuclear Companion service operational continuously for our readers. These services include:


Pressidium provides data hodting services which are critical to the fundamental operations of the Nuclear Companion website. Review:Pressidium Privacy Policy

G Suite

G Suite is a business service system we use for email communication, the software and products are developed by Google. Review: Google Privacy


Purpose: The Mail Chimp service is engaged by Nuclear Companion as a processor of our Nuclear Companion email-based newsletters. Our newsletter services are opt-in and informed consent has been provided to Nuclear Companion by the subscriber to send the recipient our newsletters via email. Please refer to the privacy policy for full detailed privacy disclosure. Review: MailChimp Privacy

Children’s Privacy

Our Nuclear Companion service is intended for a general audience and is not targeted to, promoted to, or intended for use by children under the age of 18 years. We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with any information without parental consent, we would ask that they contact us our Privacy Officer. We will delete applicable information that is reasonable and practical.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer.