Cookie Policy

Last updated: August 21, 2020

Cookies are small pieces of data that is stored on your device to help websites and mobile apps remember things about you. Our Privacy Policy explains our principles when it comes to the collection, processing, and storage of your information. This policy specifically explains how we, our partners, and users of our Services deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

Where we place cookies?

We set cookies in a number of different locations across our Services, which include:

  • On our websites.
  • In our software and apps.
  • In the administrative dashboards of our websites, such as wp-admin (WordPress).
  • On sites we host for our users.
  • In the emails we send.

What cookies do we use?

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on our websites.

1. Analytics and Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Services and how users use our Services. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor.

The data is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to our Services, the websites that referred them to our Services, the pages that they visited on our Services, what time of day they visited our Services, whether they have visited our Services before, and other similar information.

We use this information to help operate our Services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic data, and to monitor the level of activity on our Services.

We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how our Services work.

You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies here:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.

You can find out more about how Google protects your data here:

www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

2. Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Services and to enable you to use its features.

For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of our Services and help the content of the pages you request load quickly.

Without these cookies, the Services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those Services.

3. Functionality Cookies

We use them, for example, to remember your preferences, to count how many visitors we receive to a page, to help you sign up for our Services, to protect your data, or to remember your settings.

These cookies allow our Services to remember choices you make when you use our Services, such as remembering your language preferences, remembering your login details, remembering which polls you have voted in and in some cases, to show you poll results, and remembering the changes you make to other parts of our Services which you can customize.

The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit our Services.

4. Social Media Cookies

These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or "Like" button on our Services, or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.

5. Targeted and Advertising Cookies

These cookies track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising, which is more likely to be of interest to you.

These cookies use information about your browsing history to group you with other users who have similar interests.

Based on that information, and with our permission, third-party advertisers can place cookies to enable them to show adverts, which we think will be relevant to your interests while you are on third-party websites.

These cookies also store your location, including your latitude, longitude, and GeoIP region ID, which helps us show you locale-specific news and allows our Services to operate more efficiently.

You can disable cookies that remember your browsing habits and target advertising at you. If you choose to remove targeted or advertising cookies, you will still see adverts, but they may not be relevant to you.

Your Choices

You may refuse to accept cookies from this Service at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website.

Browser Cookies

Your browser may provide you with the option to refuse some or all browser cookies. You may also be able to remove cookies from your browser. For more information about how to manage browser cookies, please follow the instructions provided by your browser.

Mobile Device Identifiers

Your mobile operating system may let you opt-out from having certain device identifiers used for interest-based advertising. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer; this information is typically available under the “settings” function of your mobile device.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Service may operate as intended.