Cookies are small text files which our Websites may put on your computer or mobile device when you visit our Websites. Cookies are widely used by websites and applications to help remember small amounts of information and give you a better experience using the website or application. For example, a cookie will help a website or application to recognize your device the next time you visit so you don’t have to log on again. Certain cookies contain a limited amount of personal information. For example, if you click “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information to help us analyze how well our Website and Apps are performing overall so we can try and improve them.
● Technically necessary cookies. Some essential functions of our Websites are only possible if information is stored persistently between each page you look at. For instance, if you log in to a site to access subscriber only content, we use a cookie to remember that you are logged in, so you do not have to enter your details on each page you visit.
● Performance monitoring cookies. We utilize other cookies to analyze how our visitors use our Websites and to monitor performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. When we send marketing emails to users who have chosen to receive them, we use a cookie that lets us track the success of campaigns. We may use this information to determine which of our emails are more interesting to users.
● Third party cookies. Our Websites sometimes integrate with other companies’ sites. For example, we may integrate with social networking or third party sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Squarespace, Google Gmail, G Suite, Google Analytics, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Paypal, Dropbox, Skype, Zoom, Ecamm Recorder, Libsyn, Mailchimp, Convert Kit, Itunes/Apple, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Soundcloud, Tunein and Aol to make it easier for us to collect data, communicate with you, and serve you better. They also allow you and us to share what you have read. These sites place their own cookies on your browser as a result of your use (for example: when you use social icons and ‘like’ or ‘share’ buttons that we have included on our sites). These sites may be changed without notice to other sites that provide the same services; the list provided is current and instructional as to the nature of services provided. Like most commercial publishers we may also sell advertising space, or ‘banner ads’ on our Website. These ads are served directly from a 3rd party advertising broker. They place cookies on your browser in order to track how many people have seen a particular ad and for other technical reasons.
How to remove or block cookies Your internet browser has tools that allow you to remove or block cookies. What will happen if I block cookies? Depending on which cookies you block, the Website may stop working, or certain features may stop working correctly. If the cookies that are ‘technically necessary’ are blocked, the Website will probably not be usable.