What Are Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of data, saved in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you & your preferences, either for a single visit (a ‘session cookie’) or multiple repeat visits (a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent, efficient experience for visitors & perform essential functions. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (‘third party cookies’).
Below the different categories of cookies set by Encyclosphere are outlined.
Strictly Necessary: These are the cookies that are essential for Encyclosphere to perform basic functions. These include those required to allow users to leave comments on the site.
Functionality: These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as language & location.
Performance: Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with Encyclosphere, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are only used to improve how the website functions.
Tracking: These are set by trusted third party networks to track details such as the number of unique visitors & pageviews to help improve our user experience.
Third Party/Embedded Content: Encyclosphere may make use of different third party applications & services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook & Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube & Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties & used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.
To find out more on how to manage & delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies & how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or aboutads.info (US based). Some specific opt-out programs are also available at Quantcast & Google Analytics.