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Economedia's Cookie Policy

We use cookies or similar tools on our sites to improve their performance and your experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files the website can save on your computer or mobile device when you visit a page or a site. The cookie will help the site or other sites recognise your device the next time you visit it. Web beacons or other similar files can do the same. We use the term cookies in this policy to name all the files that collect information in this way.
Cookies perform many different functions. For example, they help us remember your username or preferences, analyse how well our sites perform, or even allow us to recommend content that we think will be of interest to you.

Some cookies contain personal information - for example, if you clicked "Remember me" when logging into your account, the cookie will remember your username. Most cookies do not collect information that can identify you but rather collect general information about how users access and use our sites or what their location is.

What types of cookies do the Economedia sites use?

Basically, cookies perform 4 different functions:

1. Important cookies

Some cookies are vital to the functioning of our sites. They allow us to identify users who are registered as well as those who are our paid subscribers. They ensure that these users can, for example, comment on the articles, and that paid subscribers have the necessary level of access to the articles and sections. If a subscribed user decides to stop these cookies, he/she will not have access to the content available to subscribers only.

2. Cookies related to site performance
We use other cookies to analyse how visitors use our sites and to monitor the performance of our site. This allows us to offer you a high quality experience by personalising the content and quickly identifying and removing various issues. For example, we could use cookies to identify which of our pages are the most popular. We may also use cookies to show you articles or services that we think would be interesting to you depending on how you use our site.

3. Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow us to remember your preferences, such as font size and other personal settings. For example, cookies save you time and effort to enter your username every time you visit our site.

4. Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies

Economedia and our advertisers use cookies to show you ads that we believe are relevant to your interests. For example, if you have read a few articles related to cars on our site or on other sites, a carmaker can assume that you have an interest in this topic and show you their car ads. You can see these ads on the sites of Economedia or other sites you visit. But we do not disclose your identity to our advertisers.

Does anyone else use cookies on Economedia sites?

Advertisers sometimes use their cookies to show you targeted ads. For example, advertisers can use a profile based on the sites you previously visited to show you relevant ads when you visit Economedia sites. We believe it is useful for our users to see ads that are targeted on their interests.
We use or permit third parties to use cookies on our sites within the four categories mentioned above. For example, like many other companies, we use Google Analytics to monitor traffic. Also, when you share an article using buttons to social networks (such as Facebook) on an Economedia site, the social network that created this button will remember this action.

We may use third-party cookies to help us market, track revenue, improve functionality, and monitor compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

How to disable cookies?

All browsers today let you change your cookie settings. Typically, you can find these settings in ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ of your browser. To know more about these settings, the following links can help you, or you can use the Help button of your browser for more details

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
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Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.

If you are most concerned about third-party ad cookies generated by advertisers, you can exclude them from here: Your Online Choices site.

Please remember that if you choose to stop cookies, some sections of our site may not work properly

Does Economedia use cookies that contain my personal data?

No, the cookies we use are anonymous and do not contain any personal information.

Additional information

More information on how the business uses cookies is available at: www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you have any questions regarding our Cookie Policy, please contact us by email.

This document was last updated on 1 July 2015.