What is a cookie?
A cookie is simply a text file. It contains a small amount of data that is downloaded to the device you are using.
These capsules of information are used for different purposes, for instance letting the site recognize the device when you visit again. In some cases they also help provide targeted content and save info about your preferences or settings.
What type of cookies do we use?
When you enter the site again from the same device, the black shout box will not be visible if you closed it on your last visit.
If there is any unread news or you are using a new device, the shout box will return.
We also use performance cookies from Google Analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmv, __utmz).
These cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our websites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our websites.
None of our cookies identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.
In the future, we might use other cookies as well:
Essential cookies, used for maintaining essential features on the site.
Advertising cookies, used for displaying relevant ads.
Third-party cookies, used for advertising and/or personalized content.
How you can control or delete cookies
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.
If you use different devices to view and access this site (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet), you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience of this site.
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