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Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by a web site that you visit. This web site uses cookies to provide you with the best experience. The cookies used by our web site help us:

  1. Store information about your current browsing session
  2. Remember any settings and preferences you choose for this web site
  3. Share pages and articles with social networks, like Facebook
  4. Take part in discussions through Disqus
  5. Track your visits to improve our web site content and measure its success
  6. Improve the speed and security of the web site

We do not use cookies to:

  1. Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  2. Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  3. Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  4. Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

When you first visit our web site, we inform you that cookies are being used by this web site. By continuing to use our site, you are granting us permission to use cookies. Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to browse the site and perform basic tasks. Most other cookies provide functionality or improve the performance of the site. You can choose to browse this web site without using cookies by adjusting your browser settings, however, parts of our site may not work as you would expect.

Cookies Used on this Web Site

Strictly Necessary Cookies

We use cookies to make our web site work at the most basic level including:

  1. Session information about whether you are logged in to our web site or whether you are browsing our web site securely
  2. Allowing you to add comments and feedback to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies from being set other than not to use our site.

Social Media Cookies

Our web site includes functionality that enables you to comment, ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ our pages and articles with the social network, Facebook. This third-party functionality is only provided by allowing cookies required for Facebook. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks. You can read more about the information that Facebook store by reading their privacy policy:

  1. Facebook – Privacy Policy

Web Site Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect analytical data about our web site’s usage. This information cannot be used to identify you personally and helps us measure how our web site is used to improve it further. A cookie is stored on your computer to remember your visit to identify whether you are a new visitor to our web site or a returning visitor.

  1. Discover Google’s Privacy Tools – Privacy Policy and Tools from Google

User Preferences Cookies

We use the open source solution, Cookie Consent, to manage our visitors’ preferences for allowing cookies to be used on this web site. Other web sites may use Cookie Consent too. If you choose to allow cookies, your preferences are saved so that you are not repeatedly asked whether you would like to allow cookies for our site.