Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that can be stored on your device when you visit a website. We use cookies to improve user experience, analyze user interactions with Our website, and manage the user sign-in process.

Below you can manage your cookie preferences. Please note that Our Website becomes non-functional if essential cookies are not allowed. If you intend to use or browse Our Website, you need to allow essential cookies.

Set/change your cookie preference here:

Our Privacy Policy lays out the details of Our Cookie Policy; the relevant section from Our Privacy Policy is repeated here for Your convenience:

24 Cookie Policy

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the User before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the User session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a User, but Personal Data that We store about You may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

24.1 Cookies We Use

Session Cookies

These are temporary cookies that contain no expiration date and  are deleted after the Users browser is closed. You will be required to log in again at the next session, where you will be treated as a new User

Session cookies examples: Shopping cart, remembering previous actions, managing and passing security tokens, multimedia content player session cookies, load balancing session cookies and third party social content plugin sharing cookies

Persistent Cookies

These are cookies which are saved in your browser until they are deleted by the you or are deleted by your browser after they reach their expiration date.

Persistent cookies examples: Authentication, language selection, theme selection, favorites, internal site bookmarks, menu preferences, address and payment information.

Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies allow us to remember choices that have been made by you in order to create an experience that’s made to fit. These cookies safely store authentication and identification information, for example your language selection or region.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies allow us to collect information, such as the most used pages or error messages, in order to understand how you use Our website and enable us to create a better User experience. All information collected by performance cookies in anonymous.

Essential Cookies

Session cookies, Functionality cookies and some performance cookies may be essential for the operation of Our Website. Disabling essential cookies render Our Website non-functional and are hence required. You have the option to allow essential cookies if you intend to use Our website through the cookie banner displayed on your first visit. page.

24.2 Purpose Of Using Cookies

Authentication - We use cookies to identify You when You visit Our Website and as You navigate Our Website;

Status - We use cookies to help Us determine if You are logged into Our Website;

Personalization - We use cookies to store information about Your preferences and to personalize the Website for You;

Security - We use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect User accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect Our Website and Services generally;

Analysis - We use cookies to help Us to analyze the use and performance of Our Website and Services;

Cookie Consent - We use cookies to store Your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

24.3 Cookies Used by Our Service Providers

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on Your computer when You visit Our Website.

Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use Our website. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect data and creates reports that help us improve Our Website. Google Analytics cookies collect usage data anonymously, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Google's privacy policy is available at:

Clerk User Authentication and Management. For user authentication and management, We utilize combined with Google authentication. We use these tools in Our user/session management and data retrieval processes and Our website cannot operate without them. They also help us create a seamless and password-free experience to You when you submit stories and content, and they help us deliver full story content with author information when You access and/or read Our published stories and content.

24.4 Managing Cookies

You can set/change your cookie preferences by visiting Our Cookie Policy page. You can learn more about the privacy policies of the third parties We use by visiting the following links:Google Privacy PolicyGoogle Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-on