If you are reading this, then you care about privacy – and your privacy is very important to me. Cookies are an important part of almost all websites these days, and this page describes what they are, how this site use them, what data they collect, and most importantly, how you can change your browser settings to turn them off.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a site stores in the browser. When the user visits a page or otherwise interacts with the site, the browser sends the cookie back to the site.
For more general information on cookies, refer to Wikipedia and Cookiepedia.
Types of Cookies
A cookie can be classified by how long it lasts and the domain that it belongs to. By lifespan, there are two types of cookies:
- Session cookies which disappear when you close the browser.
- Persistent cookies which last for a predefined duration. This can vary from a couple of minutes to multiple months.
As for domain names, there are:
- First party cookies which are set by the site/domain name that you visited.
First Party Cookies
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web, to help us understand how you use the site and how we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. As we sell products, we also track statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase, which pages visitors usually visit before making a purchase, and so on.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. You can use the GA Opt-out add-on to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics.
You can disable cookies by adjusting the appropriate settings in your browser. See your browser’s documentation for instructions on how to do that. Here are the relevant documentation pages for some popular browsers:
Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies may result in certain parts of this site not working properly for you.