This post was most recently updated on December 5th, 2020
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files containing a string of characters which we store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the sites. When you visit the site again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
In simple terms:
Cookies are the smaller files that contain information. When you visit a site, it sends cookies to your computer. Your computer stores that information in your web browser so that next time when you visit the same site, it doesn’t take too much time to load.
It is important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer.
- Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use the Sites during visits.
- The information collected by cookies helps us to analyze traffic patterns and target the interests of our users.
- With the help of cookies, we can provide you with a better experience by improving the content and making our site easier to navigate.
What kind of cookies do we use?
- Analytical Cookies
These cookies collect information about how users access and navigate through the site.
- Advertising cookies
These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on the site more relevant to you.
We have partnered with advertising platforms like Google AdSense. They place the cookies on the visitor’s browser to collect the device information, geographical location, user activity, and interest in their content selection.
These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.
- Social Media Cookies
These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our site and may also be used for advertising purposes.
We use the Disqus Comments widget on our website for you to be able to comment on our webpages using the Disqus commenting system. Disqus may collect information about you when you register for and use the Service. Such information may include “Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that identifies you as an individual, such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, telephone number, username or account ID, and “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” which means information that does not identify you as an individual.
- YASR (Yet Another Star Rating) plugin
We are using the YASR (Yet Another Star Rating) plugin to collect the star ratings on our articles. When you rate our articles, we collect your IP Address and store them in our database.
- Performance and Functionality cookies
These are used to recognize you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the Site.
How to control cookies?
When you first access the site, you may receive a message advising you that cookies are in use. By clicking “accept”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the sites, you signify that you understand and consent to our cookies policy.
If you don’t like our cookies policy you are free to delete our cookies from your browser.
You can always delete the cookies by going to your browser’s configuration setting.
Read our terms and conditions to know more.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our cookies policy, feel free to contact us.