What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store as text strings on your computer’s hard-disk. All cookies are set with expiry dates which determine how long they reside on your browser. Generally, cookies can be removed automatically after the lapse of the expiry date or else can be deleted manually by the user.
Which types of cookies does this website utilise?
We use these technologies to gather tracking information and statistics regarding use of the Websites. For example, we collect information about page visits and navigation to determine what articles and topics are of greatest interest and if users are able to find content easily.
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In order to manage the Websites properly we also log information on our operational systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains, browser types, and IP addresses. Statistics are reported in aggregate to our webmasters. We gather this information so that the websites present the best web experience for visitors. Anonymous log information is also an effective information resource.