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Some features, such as voting for restaurants use a cookie to remember your vote, but mostly, the site will work fine if you choose to block cookies.
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The server collects anonymous usage statistics for the web-site and our content management system tells us which pages are viewed, so we know what content is popular and what we are doing right and so we can better match our visitors’ interests. In some cases such as voting in polls, or if a log-in is required; IP addresses may be used for security – for example our own IP address is blocked from site-statistics and voting, so we can’t cheat.
We are not tracking you, we don’t want to know what you had for breakfast. However plenty of sites do just that, especially the “social” ones.
If in doubt you can enable “private” or “incognito mode” in your web browser.
You can also use programs such as “Super Anti Spyware” link (free version works fine) to remove cookies and other tracking objects that sites drop onto your system, even the most persistent.