What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or device by your browser when you visit pretty much any website on the internet. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited our site before, so that your log in details stay saved or for preferences like language and display settings over a period of time. This enables users to not have to keep changing setting preferences on each new webpage they open or when they return to a website. Cookies are also used to serve relevant ads to you.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you do not want information collected this way, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to disable them. Please refer to the “Controlling Cookies” for more information.
Cookie Categorization & How we Use Them
YouTube videos that our embedded on our website use a cookie to track statistics anonymously, such as how you got to our website and what videos were played.
To help you understand cookies more, we have broken down each cookie type and how they are used on our website. Cookies come in a few different types:
Strictly Necessary Cookie – These cookies are essential for the website to function properly. This includes remembering information entered on comments when a user moves between pages within a browser session and remembering if you agree to the consent to cookies banner that appears when you first visit our website. Without these strictly necessary cookies, certain features on a website may not be possible and a website may not perform as smoothly as it should.
Functionality Cookie – These cookies are used to provide enhanced functionality to the website. They remember the choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features. For example, saving your quality setting on a YouTube video player. While they are not strictly necessary, disabling them may cause certain functions to not work as intended.
Performance Cookie – Performance cookies collect information and statistics about the use of a website and help improve the way a website works. For this, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics is one of the most popular analytics tracking available for websites. For more information on cookies for Google Analytics, you can refer to Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.
These cookies are used to improve our website. They show trends, popular pages, how many times specific pages are being viewed, where users spend time on are website and so on. All the information these cookies collect are anonymous. If you disable these cookies, we will not know when you visit our site and won’t be able to monitor the aformentioned statistics.
Controlling & Managing Cookies
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings . However, doing this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites on the internet. Same for if you clear or delete cookies, your preferences for this website on others will be lost. If you wish to do so though, here are some instructions outlined by popular web browsers for how to do it.
For more information on cookies, please visit – allaboutcookies.org
Last updated: 20th October, 2017