Like many websites, we use small pieces of data called “cookies” to customize your user experience and to serve you better.
This page explains what cookies are and the types of cookies we use on our website. This page also contains information on how to remove cookies from your browser and other useful information.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file stored in a user’s web browser on any device they use to access a website that holds information regarding the user’s visit, such as preferences. When the user returns, the browser provides the cookie with the stored information to the site.
What cookies are used for?
They are most commonly used for:
- Storing login information so that a user does not need to re-login on every visit.
- Recognizing the type of device a user is browsing with and any preferences applied to optimize the website specifically for the device.
- Creating statistics that help website owners to understand how their users interact with their website, which allows them to improve their structure and content.
Every time you visit our website, a service we use provided by another company saves an analytics cookie. This analytics cookie tells us if you’ve been on the site before, how often you visit, how long you stay, etc.
There is no personally identifiable data stored in the analytics cookie, and we cannot use these cookies to identify you, or other users of the website.
Each time you sign in or log in to our website, we generate a registration cookie to let us know if you’re logged in.
We use that cookie to map your data to the account you’re logged in with. We also use the registration cookie to figure out which services you have access to across our platform.
Every time you sign out, the registration cookie is cleared.
While there is information in the registration cookie such as your email, it is decodable only by our services. Sometimes we will also use the registration cookie with the analytics cookie to figure out what pages you’ve read or visited on the site so we can recommend posts that you might like to read.
The advertisements you see on our website are provided by other companies. These companies use their own cookies to track the performance of their ads. They may also use advertising cookies to anonymously present ads to you even on other websites, based on your browsing history.
These companies have their own cookie policies and we cannot modify or alter their cookies in any way.
Some of our platform features make use of third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of visitors. These include social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter (via our Sharing feature). As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over or access to the information that is collected by these cookies. We recommend consulting the individual privacy policies of any such services for more information.
Controlling and Removing cookies
To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details about advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).
Here are some useful links if you want to find out more: