Below we list the different types of cookies that may be used on the Sites. We have updated this policy to include a detailed list of cookies used on each of our Sites, that include information about type of cookie, expiry periods, and links to third party sites where applicable.
The Sites use both 1st party cookies (which are set by the Sites being visited) and 3rd party cookies (which are set by a server located outside the domain of our Sites).
These cookies are used to enable certain additional functions on our websites, such as storing your preferences (e.g. username and language selection) and preventing users from taking the same form multiple times. These functions improve user experience.
Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and allow us to remember language or other local settings to customize the Sites accordingly.
Social media cookies collect information about social media usage to target relevant ads to users.
Analytic cookies collect information about your use of the sites that enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Sites, help us record any difficulties you have with the Sites, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Sites, rather than the usage of a single person. We use the information to analyze the Sites’ traffic.
We also contract with third-party advertising networks that may collect IP addresses and other information from web beacons on our websites, emails, and on third-party websites. Ad networks follow your online activities over time by collecting website navigational information through automated means, using cookies. They use this information to provide advertisements about products and services that may be of interest to you. You may see these advertisements on other websites. This process also helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
If you’d like to remove or disable cookies via your browser, you certainly can.
Please also note that after applying these settings, you will continue to receive advertising, although it may not be tailored to your preferred interests using information collected from cookies and similar technologies on your device.
Third Party Cookies. If you would like to opt-out of third-party cookies, here are some options:
Browser-level cookie controls
Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.
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|ci_session||Functional||1 Day||Used by Sites to clear session to once user leaves the browser|
|viewedOuibounceModal||Functional||1 Day||Used to remember popup is activated for user|
|wp-settings*||Functional||1 year||Wordpress sites use to store site related settings|
|pmaCookieVer||Functional||1 Month||Used for phpAdmin setting|
|pma_collation_connection||Functional||1 Month||Used for phpAdmin setting|
|pma_lang||Functional||1 Month||Used for phpAdmin setting|
|_ga||Google/Analytics||2 years||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on|
|_gid||Google/Analytics||1 Day||Google Analytics Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on|
|_gat||Google/Analytics||1 Day||This cookie does not store any user information, it's just used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to doubleclick.net.|
|__stripe_mid||Stripe/Functional||1 Year||Used to process payments via stripe.com|
|__atuvc||AddThis/Functional||2 years||Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only on the client.|