What are cookies?
Cookies are small encrypted text files that can be stored in the user's computer by the web browser. They are used to identify your browser or device. What exactly are they used for?
Cookies are like website's own memory, because websites on their own don't have any of their own. For example, when you login to any site, a cookie is created so that the website can remember that you are logged in. If you don't log out from the page, you stay logged in. When you finally press the log out link/button, the browser removes the cookie and forgets your login info. Cookies are also used to help understand how the site or service is being used, remember settings you've wanted on the site (e.g language) and overall helping to improve your browsing experience.
What types of cookies are we using?
Our website only uses Google Analytics' statistic cookies which are used to understand how our visitors find and interact with our website. These cookies help us to improve our website and marketing. The information collected by these cookies is completely anonymized by removing the last string from the user's IP address, so no individual person can be identified at any point. An anonymized IP address only gives us the ability to see the user's rough location (ie. country). These cookies are valid for 2 years.
The statistic cookies we use include cookies of the following types:
These are temporary cookies and are stored in browser's memory temporarily until you eventually close your web browser. Usually these types of cookies are used when it's essential for a website to use them and to make sure you can browse the content as efficiently as possible.
Compared to session cookies, this type of cookie is saved to your computer, so when you close the browser and come back later, the cookie can still be active.
Persistent cookies are created by giving them an expiry date. When that date is reached, the computer automatically destroys the cookie. However if the user so chooses, they can also remove the cookie manually whenever they want to. This is possible by removing the cookie from web browser's memory.
How can I remove the cookies?
This depends on the browser you're currently using. For detailed instructions on how to remove cookies on your specific browser, see the list of links below.
- Remove cookies on Google Chrome
- Remove cookies on Firefox
- Remove cookies on Edge
If you are using a browser not listed above, you can find instructions on Google.
If you want to disable cookies completely, you can do so in your browser's settings. For instructions on how to do that, see the links below.
- Disabling cookies on Google Chrome
- Disabling cookies on Firefox
- Disabling cookies on Edge
NOTE: disabling cookies may affect your browsing experience or make some websites unusable.Last updated: 18-Aug-19