What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit. The term “cookies” is used to refer all such files that collect information in this way.
Cookies help us to remember username and preferences, to analyze the performance of website, how user is interacting with website etc. This helps us to improve quality of our website and provide more relevant content for you.
Certain cookies are also used to store personal information such as your user name if you select “Remember Me” option. However, most cookies collect general information about user’s visits, pages user visited, most used sections of website etc.
What sort of cookies we use?
There are mainly four types of cookies we use:
1. Essential Cookies: – Essential cookies are strictly necessary for operation of our website. These cookies identify subscribers which help them to access subscription pages. Opting out from cookies will obstruct user’s access to subscription pages. This means that if you become a registered user of our site, you need to have cookies enabled for the user to remain logged in.
2. Performance Cookies: – Performance cookies help us to analyze how users use our website. These cookies also help us monitoring website performance. This helps us in improving user experience and fixing any issues. Performance cookies also keep track of most popular pages of website. Other usages of performance cookies include highlighting articles or site services, finding out effective way of interlinking between pages and identifying and fixing any errors.
3. Functionality Cookies: – Functionally cookies allow us to remember preferences of user. Functionality cookies are also used to provide user enhanced services such as allowing them to watch video online or comment on a blog.
4. Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies: – These types of cookies serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you.
Opting out of cookies:
As we explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website. However, you can disable cookies by changing the setting on your web browser. For more information about cookies and how to manage their use via your browser, go to www.aboutcookies.org.