What is a cookie or other trackers?
Cookies and other trackers do not allow, under any circumstances, any automatic access to any other file on your computer. No unauthorised third party can access the data stored in the cookie. We may, however, use technologies supplied by third parties that result in the placement and use of trackers for purposes of their own.
What kind of cookies and other trackers do we use?
|loc||Advertisement||This cookie is set by Addthis. This is a geolocation cookie to understand where the users sharing the information are located.|
|uvc||Analytics||The cookie is set by addthis.com to determine the usage of Addthis.com service.|
|_ga||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gid||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.|
|__atuvc||Functional||This cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.|
|__atuvs||Functional||This cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.|
|_gat||Performance||This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.|
Some third-party services may use invisible pixels when sending external newsletters to subscribers. Loading invisible pixels enables them to measure certain behaviours such as the opening of the email or clicking on a link for audience measurement purposes.
When loading a share button bar on our websites, some third-party services may collect non-personal data, using cookies and invisible pixels. They may thus use information about your visits to our websites to offer you ads on other websites about goods and services of possible interest to you.
What choices do you have in terms of cookie management?
You have the choice of setting your browser to accept all cookies, block all cookies, or to inform you whenever a cookie is created, its period of validity and its content, and to refuse the registration of the cookie on your terminal, or else to delete cookies periodically. You can configure your Internet browser settings to disable cookies. However, bear in mind that if you block all cookies you may not be able to use some of the features of the website.
You can object to the registration of cookies by configuring your browser settings as follows:
For Mozilla Firefox:
- Select the “Tools” menu, then go to “Options”
- Click on the “Privacy” icon
- Go to the “cookie” menu and select the options that suit you
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Select the “Tools” menu, then go to “Internet Options”
- Click on the “Confidentiality” tab
- Select the desired level using the cursor (moving the slider to the top to block all cookies)
- In the menu bar, select “Edit”
- In the dropdown menu, select “Preferences”
- Select the “Security” icon
- To block cookies, choose the “Always” option. On this browser it is not possible to block cookies on a case-by-case basis.
- Click on the Google Chrome menu in the browser’s toolbar
- Click on “Settings”
- Click on “Show advanced settings”
- In the “Privacy” section, click on the button “Content settings”
- In the “Cookies” section, you can change the following settings: Block all cookies: select the option “Block sites from setting any data”.
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