What are cookies?
Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” They are small transparent images which provide statistics, similar to cookies and are often used in conjunction with cookies. Though they are not stored on your computer in the same way as the cookies. Thus, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Few of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action. Many of the cookies we use are only set if you are a registered WordPress.com user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set whenever you visit one of our websites, irrespective of whether you have an account. For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.
Types of Cookie
The table below explains the types of cookies we use on our websites and why we use them.
|Category of cookies||Purpose of the cookies|
|Strictly Necessary||These are absolutely essential cookies which are required for our website to perform its basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.|
|Functionality||These cookies are used to store preferences like account name, language, and location as set by users.|
|Security||These cookies help identify and prevent potential security risks.|
|Analytics and Performance||These cookies collate information on how users interact with our websites, what pages are visited, along with other analytical data. These details are used to improve how the website functions and how users interact with it.|
|Advertising||These cookies are used to show relevant advertising to our visitors and these track details such as the number of unique visitors, the number of times particular ads have been displayed, and the number of clicks the ads have received. They are also used to build user profiles, including showing you ads based on products you’ve viewed or acts you have taken on our (and other) websites.|
|Third Party / Embedded Content||Sites hosted on WordPress.com make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.|
Consent for Advertising Cookies on Our Sites
Your usage of our website means your consent for the cookies unless disabled at your end which may lead to features of our site not working properly.