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If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
No Tracking Cookies
We do not use tracking cookies such as Google Analytics or other tracking mechanisms that monitor your online behavior across different websites. We respect your privacy and do not engage in the collection of personal information for the purpose of tracking your online activities.
Traffic Monitoring Without Tracking Cookies
While we monitor website traffic to understand how our site is used and to improve its content and functionality, we do so without the use of tracking cookies. Our traffic monitoring is designed to analyze general patterns and trends without identifying individual users.
The only cookies we use are functional cookies, which are necessary for the proper functioning of our website. These cookies may include session cookies that are deleted after your session ends or other cookies that enable specific features or preferences.
Disabling Cookies in Google Chrome and Other Browsers
While cookies can be useful for various purposes, some users may want to disable them for privacy or security reasons. You can easily disable cookies in popular web browsers like Google Chrome. Here’s how:
- Open Chrome: Launch the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
- Access Settings: Click on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the browser window to open the menu. From the dropdown, select “Settings.”
- Navigate to Privacy and Security: In the Settings tab, scroll down to the “Privacy and security” section on the left sidebar.
- Cookies and Other Site Data: Under the “Privacy and security” section, click on “Cookies and other site data.”
- Disable Cookies: To disable cookies, toggle the switch next to “Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended)” to the off position. This will prevent websites from saving cookies on your device.
- Additional Settings (Optional): You can also further customize your cookie settings by clicking on “See all cookies and site data.” Here, you can block specific cookies or manage exceptions.
If you are using a different web browser, the process to disable cookies may vary slightly. Here are instructions for some common browsers:
- Mozilla Firefox: How to disable cookies in Firefox
- Microsoft Edge: How to block or allow cookies in Microsoft Edge
- Safari (Mac): Manage cookies and website data in Safari on Mac
Remember that disabling cookies may affect your browsing experience on some websites, as they rely on cookies for various features. You can always re-enable cookies or manage them on a per-site basis as needed.