Privacy and Cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
How Do Cookies Affect You?
For the most part, cookies are NOT harmful. They’re just another protocol used on the Internet to facilitate communication between users and servers. Worried about viruses and malware? You can relax. Cookies cannot carry viruses or malware, nor can they transfer such things to other users.
Cookies are a necessary part of the Internet experience and they shouldn’t be feared. For example, deleting your cookies will log you out of sites like MakeUseOf and Facebook. If you like the convenience and personalisation, then you should learn to embrace cookies.
You can find out more about Google's position on privacy as regards its analytics service at
You can accept or decline cookies
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies, if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies, if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to Other Websites - Our website may contain links to other websites of interest.
You can find useful instructions on how to block and remove cookies
Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Internet browser Safari iOS: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
With Android: http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022
On a Windows Phone: Changing privacy and other browser settings