Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies to help improve and customize your experience. Cookies are only used when strictly necessary.

This site does NOT use any cookies for advertising. Displayed adverts are based on editorial selection independent from user behavior or cookies.

The site does NOT store any personally identifiable information apart from IP addresses. IP addresses are only used when absolutely necessary. If these cookies are disabled the site will not function properly.

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how they are used on this site, related domains and applications. Please read this policy to understand what information is collected using cookies and how that information is used.

This site follows EU guideline and legislation for cookies: ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that contains data and information. Cookies are stored by your browser (for example, Chrome or Safari) on your computer or smartphone when you visit a website.

Cookies allow websites to store information such as user preferences, browser sessions and settings. They generally improve your browsing experience, letting you navigate easily, remember your preferences and can act as a memory for the website.

There are session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary and erased after you close and restart your browser. Persistent cookies will remain in your browsers memory until they expire or you delete them manually. Expiration dates are set within the cookie file, and the length may vary from a few minutes to several years.

First and Third-party cookies

First-Party Cookies are cookies that belong to this site, that are set on your computer or smartphone. Third-Party Cookies are cookies that another party (for example Google Analytics or Disqus) places on your device when you visit a page on this website. Third parties typically use cookies to collect user information anonymously. Check the third-party's website for more information about how they use cookies, see our cookie list below for relevant links.

How to manage or turn off cookies

You can manage your cookies through your browser settings, to enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, visit the help pages of your browser and follow the instructions provided (cookie settings are usually located within the Tools or Preferences menu). If you disable cookies you may not be able to use all functions or access some areas of our website, and some of our pages might not function properly. If you use this website without changing your cookie settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies.

You can find more information about how to manage your cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Changes to our cookies

We reserve the right to amend or modify the list of cookies from time to time, so there may be additional cookies in the future that are not currently listed. Please check back on a regular basis.

What cookies are used?

Visiting a page on our site may generate the cookies listed below:


disqus_unique
Third party cookie set by "Disqus" which provides comment and discussion functionality to this site. This extended functionality is otherwise not possible to offer users and the Disqus service is widely used on many sites. Disqus does not store any personal identifiable information including IP address for users in the EU, unless consent is given through the application. To find out more read Disqus privacy policy here: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy

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Third party cookie set by Cloudflare which is essential for accessing this site. Cloudflare is a content delivery network that provides faster content delivery, load balancing, web site optimisation, critical security and protection from threats such as DDoS attacks and hackers. You can read Cloudflares privacy policy here: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy

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Third party cookies set by "Google Analytics" providing visitor statistics used to track site performance, fault finding and to understand how this site is used. This is essential to improving the site and for security. IPs stored by Google Analytics are anonymizated and do not contain any personal identifiable information. The cookie is not used for any form of advertising. You can read more about Google Analytics privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy

  • votejs
First party cookie set by this site providing voting functionality which would otherwise not work. Its used to count how many times a user have voted for content, prevents multiple votes and to calculate the average score given by users. The cookie expires automatically after 48 hours and all data is erased.

  • s
A strictly necessary first party cookie set by the site for user authentication. The cookie store user login sessions and prevents users from getting logged out while using the browser. This cookie expires automatically when the browser is closed.