This page describes what information do cookies gather, how we use it, and why we sometimes need to store cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however, this may downgrade or ‘break’ some site functionality.
What Are Cookies
Cookies are small bits of information stored on a user’s computer through the web browser.
It also records how you move your way around a website so that, when you return that website, it can show customized options based on the information stored on your last visit.
Cookies are necessary for most websites to work properly. Most websites need some cookies stored on the user’s computer so that the website remembers the user’s preferences.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.
It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.
Types of Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies collect information about the use of the website, such as pages visited, traffic source, and other website metrics. Used alone, these types of cookies don’t contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used to improve your user experience of a website.
These cookies store user’s choices such as username, provide additional functionality, and store other personal choices when using the Service. These cookies are used to deliver services, such as letting a user make a blog post, listen to the audio, or watch videos on the Service.
Advertising or Targeting Cookies
These cookies are usually placed and can be used by our advertising partners to develop a profile of your browsing interests and serve advertisements on other websites that may be related to your interests. You will see less relevant ads if you disable these cookies. You should note that the data collected is never linked to your user account.
These cookies allow websites to keep track of the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for remembering what a user has put in their shopping cart as they browse a website. Session cookies expire after a browser session.
These cookies are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions, which allows the user’s preferences or actions across the Service to be consistent. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes and may result in faster and more convenient access.
To provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. To remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/.
Third-party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
From time to time, we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
The Google AdSense service we use to serve to advertise uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.
For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/140382?hl=en.
We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used on this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
You may opt-out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page: https://adssettings.google.com/.
You can prevent cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
Generally, you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third-party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies.
To learn more about cookie settings, have a look at these links: