What cookies and trackers do we use?

Cookies are small text files that a website stores in your browser. Cookies often uniquely identify your device. We limit the number of cookies needed to use our website. Some cookies are essential to the maintenance of our site, and other cookies require your explicit consent. Without your consent, some third-party content will not work.

1) First-party cookies

We set some cookies directly from our site for essential purposes:

If you have an account and you log into our site, we 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 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”, you will remain logged in for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies are removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is 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 one day.

If you leave a comment, you may opt in to saving your name, email address, and website in your 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 last for one year.

2) Third-party cookies

Our website uses third-party services, as outlined above. When enabled, some of these services use cookies that may track individuals across websites. Please read each service’s respective privacy policies to find out how they use your data.

Opting out of third-party cookies

Some organizations provide a simple way to opt out of analytics and targeted advertising:

Another opt-out option is to enable browser settings that automatically reject third-party cookies. You can block all or most third-party cookies in your favorite browser, such as:

Please note also that choosing to reject or remove cookies may prevent certain features or services of our site from working properly.

Do Not Track
Do Not Track (DNT) is a browser setting that sends a signal to websites you visit, informing them of your preference to not be tracked. Where possible, we try to honor Do Not Track signals by using third-party services who respect your DNT requests. However, we cannot guarantee that all third-party services on our site respect your DNT requests