Last modified: June 15th, 2018
What Are Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text that are sent by a web server to your web browser and then stored in the browser for next time when you visit the site.
Cookies help remember your preferences so that next time you visit a website, you don’t have to enter the information again. For example, when you’re shopping online, cookies help to save the items in your shopping cart so you can turn to it later. Or, if a website is available in multiple languages, cookies will remember your language preference and will serve you content in the right language during your next visit.
Types of Cookies We Use
- Different cookies provided by Google Analytics – record information about our visitors.
Google Analytics cookies don’t record any information that can personally identify you, but they do collect information that includes but is not limited to how you reached our website, how long you stayed on it, what kind of browser or device you’re using, etc.
This information will be used to understand our readers and their preferences better. It will allow us to determine what type of new content to publish and if any design elements need changing.
You can opt-out from Google Analytics cookies by using this browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The data Google Analytics collects is retained for 38 months after which it is automatically deleted from Google’s servers. You can ask for your data to be removed from Google by using the data removal tool which will become available soon.
Any tracking done by Google is subject to their own privacy policies. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.
- Cookies to remember whether you have accepted the cookies on this site.
Deleting or Turning Off Cookies
You can delete cookies from your browser or turn them off anytime.
Find out how here: https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000509.htm.