Use of Cookies by this Site

As explained in our privacy policy, this Site collects information through the use of "cookies" or similar technologies. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the main cookies set by this site and their purpose.

  Service Cookie Name Purpose More Info
  Web Server JSESSIONID Cookie set by the server to provide functionality throughout your session on the site.  
  Web server X-RE-Persist Cookie set by a JavaScript package (jquery.crypt.js) to encrypt passwords on the site.  

The table below explains the marketing cookies set by this site and their purpose.

  Service Cookie Name Purpose More Info
  Google Analytics Starts with _ga (e.g. _gat) Cookies set by Google Analytics, a web analytics solution we use to better understand how users interact with the site. See Cookies Set by Google Analytics and Google Analytics Privacy Overview
  Qualaroo Starts with ki_ (e.g. ki_t) Cookies set by Qualaroo, a survey tool we use to ask you for feedback and improve the site.  
  Optimizely Starts with optimizely (e.g. optimizelyBuckets) Cookies set by Optimizely, an A/B testing tool used to improve User Experience on the site. More info
  Criteo uid Cookie set by Criteo to improve the quality of the advertisements we serve on the Internet outside of   -
  Inspectlet starting with _insp (e.g. _insp_nv) Inspectlet monitors site's visitors in real-time and relays this information back to the servers, where it's compiled and presented. Sensitive information obtained is anonymized and only a portion of visitors is tracked (sampled tracking). More info

The table below explains the cookies presented by social media websites due to "share" buttons containing widgets placed on this site.

  Service Cookie Name Purpose More Info
  Facebook Datr lsd, reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref act wd These cookies, provided by Facebook, are set when a visitor is logged in to or otherwise using their service. This allows a user to easily comment or share an article with their peers through the social network. See How does Facebook use cookies
  AddThis di/dt, psc, uid/uit, uvc, siteaud, ana_svc, atuvc These cookies, provided by Clearspring Technologies, Inc., are used in conjunction with the AddThis Button to enable you to share our content through email, social networking sites, blogs and more. See AddThis Privacy and Data Practices
  Twitter guest_id, twll, k, _twitter_sess, original_referer, external_referer These cookies, provided by Twitter, are used in conjunction with the Twitter social plugins in order to allow following our Twitter accounts easily, share content via Twitter, and to display the latest tweet. Twitter makes use of cookies to improve its own service. See Twitter Privacy Policy
  YouTube SID, HSID These cookies, provided by YouTube LLC, help maintain the integrity of video statistics, prevent fraud and improve their own service. See Google YouTube Help Center
  Google+ APISID, HSID, SAPISID, SID, SSID These cookies, provided by Google Inc., are used in conjunction with the Google+1 button to enable you to share information publicly, as part of your Google Profile. See Google Privacy Policy

Option to decline use of cookies

You can prevent your browser from accepting certain cookies, have the browser require your consent before a new cookie is placed in your browser, or block cookies altogether by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser's privacy preferences menu. To avoid receiving cookies on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to its user manual. For information on how to opt-out of cookies set by our suppliers, please visit the applicable links listed in the tables above.

Last revised: 06 August 2015