Cookies and how we use them

This policy describes how uses cookies and cookie-like files and technologies on its Websites, e.g. local shared objects, also known as “flash cookies,” Web beacons, and so on. These are generally referred to as “cookies.” When you visit our sites and your browser settings accept cookies, we consider this as acceptance of our use of cookies.

What are cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small files that are sent to and stored on your computer by the Websites you visit. Cookies are stored in the directory of your browser. The next time you visit the Website, your browser will read the cookie and forward the information to the Website or element that originally set the cookie. For more information about these technologies and how they work, see

Why does use cookies?

At domains, we use cookies to give you a smooth experience. In the next section you can view your options for managing cookies.

Basic functions

These cookies are essential to the operation of our Websites and the key to providing you with a seamless experience. You can navigate continuously, for example by remembering the language choices that you have made and securing by authenticating and preserving parts of the domain. These cookies also record products of interest to you when you are redirected to an operator site for a potential purchase.

Site improvement

These cookies enable us to improve our Websites by checking how they are used. We perform analytical profiling to determine when users read a particular article (to gain insights into what is popular) or when a video file is half viewed or aborted. We also review where content is accessed to determine how to better organize our sites for the best user experience. We count clicks on “Like” and “Tweet” plugins and what content was shared or referenced from our Websites.


These cookies help make our content as personalized as possible, for example, by showing you banners and corresponding recommendations. We examine what type of reference was used to reach our Websites, such as e-mail campaigns or links from a referral Website, so we can gauge the effectiveness of our promotions and advertising campaigns.


We use these cookies to dynamically present ads on both and selected third-party websites.

Our domains may also contain elements that use cookies on behalf of third parties, such as a “Like” button from Facebook or a “Tweet” button from Twitter.

How can I manage cookies?

You can check the available options for managing cookies in your browser. Cookies can be managed with the browser in terms of basic functions, Website improvement, personalization and advertising. Different browsers use different methods for disabling cookies, but they are usually in a “Tools” or “Options” menu. You can also go to the help menu of the browser. In addition to cookie management, browsers typically allow you to control files that are similar to cookies, such as local shared objects, e.g. by activating the privacy mode of the browser. uses third-party managed advertising cookies to promote its products on both and sites. You may be able to disable certain third-party managed advertising cookies through third-party cookie management Websites.

By disabling cookies, you may lose access to certain areas of Websites. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to remember to reinstall opt-out cookies.

How long do we keep the information?

It depends based on the type of cookies. Session cookies expire when you close the browser. Persistent cookies, including local shared objects (“Flash cookies”), have typical expiration dates ranging from two months up to a couple of years.

What else should you know? may from time to time change this policy. However, if this policy is changed in a material, adverse way, will post a notice advising of such change at the beginning of this policy and on this site’s homepage. We recommend that you revisit this policy from time to time to learn of any such changes.

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