This policy was last updated on May 01, 2018



COOKIES

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that, if you agree, is stored on your browser or your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. IBTimes uses cookies to distinguish you from other users, which helps provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are giving us your implied agreement to our use of cookies.



We use the following cookies:



ESSENTIAL COOKIES

These cookies are needed for the operation of our website, these include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, make use of subscription or e-billing services.



ANALYTICAL/PERFORMANCE COOKIES

These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.



SERVICE/FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

These can help us remember your registration and login details, preferences and to recognize you when you return to our website and personalize content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

 

BEHAVIOURAL/TARGETING COOKIES

These cookies are anonymous and cannot identify individuals. They record your visits to our website, the pages you visit, and the links you follow. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.



Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or behavioural/targeting cookies.

 

HOW TO TURN COOKIES OFF

You may wish to disable cookies altogether, and you can do this in the settings/preferences/’help’ menus of your particular browser. Please note however that if you do this:



You may not be able to access all or parts of our site

Turning Cookies off may block essential cookies that are necessary to run our website. If you do still wish to do this, below are helpful links to the cookie settings for the most popular web browsers:



Cookie settings in Internet Explorer



Cookie settings in Firefox



Cookie settings in Chrome



You may instead prefer to just restrict third-party cookies generated by advertisers. This can be done by visiting the Your Online Choices website, or by clicking on the AdChoices logo that you will see in the corner of advertisements that carry behavioral/targeting cookies. You can also block third-party cookies from advertising platforms which provide personalized ads (such as doubleclick.com) by going to that third party’s website and asking them to prevent any further cookies being used for your computer or mobile device.