Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.
What Is In A Cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information about computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the website and your location.
What Type of Cookies Do We Use?
#1. SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES:
Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. The following companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them. To opt out from these services, please visit some of our partners’ websites and follow the instructions provided.
Our website uses Twitter and with the re-tweet-functions so called “social plugins” from twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). If you use the re-tweet-functions, the third party web pages you visit will be connected to your Twitter account. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as your rights in this respect and ways to protect your personal information, please refer to the privacy notices of http://twitter.com/privacy on Twitter.
Our website uses Pinterest's products and services as provided by Pinterest, Inc. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Pinterest, as well as your rights in this respect and ways to protect your personal information, please refer to the privacy notices of https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy on Pinterest.
#2. ADVERTISING COOKIES:
- Google Adsense (ad partner):
- Media.Net (ad partner):
- Network Advertising Initiative:
Here you will find help to opt out of advertising while online http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
- eBay.com (ad partner):
- iTunes/Apple (ad partner):
You can also manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising at the US-based aboutads.info choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices. Finally, you can manage cookies in your web browser.
#3. WEB ANALYTICS SERVICES:
These monitor how visitors move around the website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance. To opt out from these services, please visit some of our partners’ websites and follow the instructions provided.
- Google Analytics
What To Do To Stop Cookies Being Set?
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings. These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser (remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one). Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 (this page links to further information for different versions of IE - the mobile version is at http:/ /www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx).
Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html (or http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677for mobile versions)
Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
Blackberries: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/ 32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp