1. What is a Cookie?
2. What Cookies Do We Use?
We use different types of cookies. Our site uses 1rst party cookies (which are set when visiting the site) and third party cookies (which are set by a server located outside of the domain of our site). Each are used to help us know how to customize your experience and create quality content based on your preferences.
3. Required or Essential Cookies
(Example: BIPS or login session cookies)
4. Functionality Cookies
(Example: language setting cookies)
These cookies are used to enable certain additional functionality on our website, such as storing your preferences (e.g. username and language selection) and preventing users from having to re-introduce themselves each time they visit or leave a comment under a post.
5. Preference Cookies
(Example: RTP Cookies - customizing content)
Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember language or other local setting and customize the site accordingly.
6. Social Media Cookies
(Example: Facebook/Instagram/Google Plus using social media for behavioral advertising, analytics, advertising and market research)
Social media cookies collect information about social media usage.
7. Analytics Cookies
(Example of third party cookie: Google Analytics for WordPress by Monster Insights)
Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the site, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies that show us which are the most frequently visited pages and articles on the site - help us record any difficulties you have with the site, and show us whether our advertising and content is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the site, rather than the usage of a single person. We use the information to analyze the sites' traffic.
8. Targeting or advertising cookies
(Example of third party using cookies: Google Analytics)
9. How Do I Manage Cookies?
If you'd like to remove or disable cookies via your browser, you absolutely can. You'll want to refer to your browser's configuration documentation to do this since the steps for doing so are usually browser specific. One important thing to consider is that if you choose to go this route, this might negatively affect your ability to use our services effectively. Enabling cookies ensures a smoother experience when you visit and/or use features on our site.