What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of
data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in
a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit
(through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure
a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users
to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first
party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics
services on the website (“third party cookies”). Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other
tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that
provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with
cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies,
web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the
display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is
loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for
example). Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered WordPress.com user (so you
don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our
websites, irrespective of whether you have an account. For more information on the choices you have about
the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.
Types of Cookie
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and
why we use them.
Category of cookies
Why we use these cookies
These cookies are essential
These cookies are used to store
Cookies on our Website
In addition to the cookies set on our own sites, we utilize cookies for our
feature. This tallies the unique numbers of visitors to a site, as well as the
number from specific geographic locations. A visitor is counted when we see a user or browser for the first time
in a given period.
Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored –
either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be
aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly. To find out more on how to manage
and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing
activity for interest-based advertising visit
youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or
optout.aboutads.info (US based).
On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit tracking.