Privacy & Cookie Policy


We take your privacy seriously and while you may or may not wish to read all the GDPR/legal stuff below, we thought it best to summarise some important things here :

Any personal or non-personal information provided by answering questions or taking a test or quiz directly on My Mental Age is not passed to any third party or used for any other purpose than to provide a score or result at the end of the quiz/test. Such data is permanently deleted within 24 hours of taking the test.

We strongly recommend that if you wish to add your name to any high score table on My Mental Age (if one exists), then you do not use a real name. Any such name will be visible to any user of Our Site and will remain while you are still on the high score table. The only data stored with your high score entry is the name you provide and your score.

Our Site has two third party providers which are Google Analytics and Google Adsense Advertising. We have set the 'anonymize IP' setting in Google Analytics so all data collected is non-personal. For users within the EEA, we have also set Google Advertising to be non-personalised.

You can automatically delete all cookies associated with My Mental Age by visiting this cookie deletion page.


My Mental Age, who run My Mental Age, understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, My Mental Age ("Our Site") and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon using Our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

"Account" means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
"Cookie" means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in Part 14, below; and
"Cookie Law" means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;

2. Information About Us

Our Site is owned and operated (for fun and entertainment) by My Mental Age.

Email address:

3. What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

4. What is Personal Data?

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the "GDPR") as 'any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier'. Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

5. What Are My Rights?

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
a) The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in Part 15.
b) The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.
c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
f) The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
g) The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 15.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner's Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office.

6. What Data Do We Collect?

Depending upon your use of Our Site, we may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data (please also see Part 14 on our use of Cookies and similar technologies:
- Name (only where you specifically provide it to us, for example on a high score table);
- Gender (only where you specifically provide it to us, for example to choose a quiz);
- Information about your preferences and interests (only during the course of taking one of our quizzes or personality tests);
- IP address;
- Web browser type and version;
- Operating system;
- A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site (used for site performance analytics only);

7. How Do You Use My Personal Data?

Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for the following purposes:
- Allowing you to take one of the tests or quizzes on Our Site;
- Allowing you to add your name (or nickname) to the high score table of Our Site (where it exists);
- Allowing you to see the history of your quiz scores (where such feature exists);
- Analysing your use of Our Site to enable us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience.

Third Parties (including Google Advertising) whose content appears on Our Site may use third-party Cookies, as detailed below in Part 14. Please refer to Part 14 for more information on controlling cookies. Please note that we do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves, and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
Our site may provide an automated response or result based on questions asked to you during the course of a quiz or test. Under GDPR, this may be regarded as 'profiling'. Our Site creates this automated response only once when the results page is displayed at which point all data associated with it is deleted. No other automated assessment takes place, all data associated with the automated response is presented directly to you (as your score on the results page) and Our Site does not share either the question/answer data or the automated result data at any time with any third party.

8. How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?

Any data provided during the quiz or test you take on Our Site will be deleted and removed within 24 hours on completion of the test. If any test or quiz is not completed, all data associated with that test is removed automatically within 24 hours. Where a name may have been provided for a high score table, such name will be removed from our database immediately after such name is no longer on the high score board and in any event, within 28 days of first posting. If Our Site offers the option of a long term quiz score page ("My Quiz"), We may hold quiz score data associated with a unique cookie stored with You and any name you have provided for the High Score table. You can delete this cookie or cancel the facility at any time from the My Quiz page, whereby all data assocated with your quiz history will be immediately deleted.

Our Site may also hold a simple count on how many times you have taken our test and store this with a cookie. This count will expire within 24 hours of you leaving Our Site. Additionally, Our Site will store a cookie on your computer defining whether you have agreed or not to our cookie/privacy policy. This cookie will automatically expire after 14 days.

9. How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?

Due to the servers holding Our Site being located in the US, we may store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the European Economic Area (the "EEA" consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). These are known as "third countries" and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the UK and/or the EEA. This means that we will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK.
The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:
- All servers are regularly updated to hold the lastest patches and versions where possible;
- We restrict access to servers using firewalls;
- We carefully control authorised access to the servers;

10. Do You Share My Personal Data?

We will not share any personal data provided directly to Our Site with any third parties for any purposes, subject to one important exception. In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

11. How Can I Control My Personal Data?

Our Site provides no additional services such as marketing emails. Our Site will not ask you for your email address or other contact details. Except in instances where you use our My Quiz long term quiz score pages, any information provided such as answers to questions will be deleted automatically within 24 hours.

12. Can I Withhold Information?

You may access certain informational areas of Our Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to allow for the collection of certain data.

13. How Can I Access My Personal Data?

If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a "subject access request". As detailed in Part 8, with the exception of any Name and related score provided to any high score table or personal Our Site removes and deletes any information provided directly to Our Site within 24 hours.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 15.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive" (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within two weeks and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time.

14. How Do You Use Cookies?

Our Site may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First-party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve our services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.
By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third-party Cookies are used on Our Site for Adveritising and Analytics. For more details, please refer to the table below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and your use and experience of Our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.
All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
Core features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be "strictly necessary". These Cookies are shown in the table below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser's settings as detailed below, but please be aware that Our Site will not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
The following first-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie,Purpose,Strictly Necessary
u_id, A simple ID to allow Our Site to provide a multiple question test or quiz, Strictly Necessary
g_id, A simple ID to allow Our Site to provide you with your stats if you take the quiz multiple times, Strictly Necessary
PHPSESSID, A simple ID which logs how many times the test has been taken to prevent automated quiz robots, Not strictly necessary
pp_agree, A yes/no identifier which allows us to check if you have agreed to our Cookie/Privacy policy, Strictly Necessary

and the following third-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie,Provider,Purpose
Various, Google, For advertising services

It is important you understand how Google provides advertising services to you. Google has provided a number of tools and information on their site which you can view at

Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve Our Site and the services offered through it.
The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

The analytics services used by Our Site may use the following Cookies:

Name of Cookie, Provider, Purpose
_ga, Google, Website analytics
_gid, Google, Website analytics
_gat, Google, Website analytics

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

15. How Do I Contact You?

To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details :
Email address:

16. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.
Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

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