Cookies are small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.
Types of Cookies
Two types of cookies are commonly used: session and persistent cookies. A session cookie is created by a website when that website is accessed; that type of cookie is automatically deleted by closing your web browser. A persistent cookie is a cookie that is stored on the hard drive of the your computer for a period of time chosen by the website or 3rd party online services provider that set the cookie, usually for a number of years, unless you delete it manually using your web browser functionality.
This policy distinguishes between short-lived cookies and long-lasting cookies. Short-lived cookies include all session cookies and those persistent cookies that are set to be stored for no more than one week. Our websites may at time require users to accept short-lived cookies in order for the website to function properly.
Long-lasting cookies may be used on the site to track visitor browsing habits to help determine which site features and services are most important and guide content creation and marketing. Other long-lasting cookies may make it possible for you to access sites without requiring entry of a user name or password, allow you to view different restricted areas of sites without re-registering, allow you to personalize the site for future use and provide other features and benefits. If you do not desire the functionality created by long-lasting cookies, you can disable long-lasting cookies, either by indicating when asked that they do not wish to have a long-lasting cookie created or by disabling the long-lasting cookies in their web browser. You can opt out of long-lasting cookie functions at any time.
Website CMS Cookies
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded Website Content
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How to Opt-Out of or Manage Cookies
You may refuse or remove the placement of our and 3-rd party cookies by adjusting the appropriate settings of your web browser. This may affect your experience and functionality of this and many other websites.
The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Settings and Help sections of your browser interface or visit About Cookies website which offers guidance for managing cookies in all modern browsers.