Cookies are small, harmless text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
Any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google's own privacy policies.
We use StatCounter and (anonimized) Google Analytics to track our unique visitors. This information is collected solely for statistical purposes and to improve the service we offer to you and is not used to identify individuals.
Cookies are also being used by the website for commenting and social bookmarking/printing (using AddThis).
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
As we've explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. If you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.
If you would like to opt-out of StatCounter, please visit http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics, Google has developed a tool that works with major internet browsers to permit you to opt-out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
If you would like to opt-out of data collection by AddThis, please visit http://www.addthis.com/advertising-choices
Integration of social media links to our sites may enable tracking by these providers, who provide their own opt-out and data control mechanisms:
Facebook, whose cookie control instructions are at https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=176591669064814
Google Plus, which provides display control at http://www.google.com/profiles