A cookie is a piece of software code that a website sends to your browser when you access information available on that site and is stored as a simple text file on your computer or mobile device by the website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Cookies enable us to distinguish you from other users of our websites so as to let you navigate our websites efficiently as they store your preferences. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver viruses to your computer or mobile device and we cannot read any information on your hard drive even if we store cookies there.
We use following types of cookies to enhance your experience and interactivity on our websites:
Analytics cookies- These cookies track information about how visitors use the website, which location the users came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the website.
Functionality or preference cookies- During user’s visit to the website, these cookies are used to remember information the users have entered or choices they made (such as username, language or region) on the website
Targeting or Advertising- These are the Third Party Cookies that are placed by advertising platforms or networks in order to, deliver ads and track ad performance, enable advertising networks to deliver ads that may be relevant to users based upon their activities
Third party Cookies- We use a number of partners that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our website to allow them to deliver tailored advertising within their domains
News and Articles also sells advertisement space on its sites to third party advertising networks and these networks may also place cookies on your computer or mobile device through our websites. We also have integrated different social networks such as Facebook, Google, etc. into our own pages and they may themselves also put cookies on your machine. For example, if a reader logs into Facebook, Twitter etc. via our website/ mobile application, these social networks may leave a cookie on the readers’ device. We also use Google Analytics on our websites to help us analyse performance of our different sites including tracking reader’s interactions. For example, by using cookies, Google can tell us which pages our readers view, which are most popular, what time of day our website/ mobile application is most visited, whether visitors have been to our website/ mobile application before, what website referred the visitor to our website/ mobile application, and other similar information. All of this information is anonymized. Please note we have limited or no control over these ‘third party’ cookies and we suggest that our readers check the respective privacy/ cookie policies of these external third-party networks to better understand what data these organisations hold about you, what they do with it and how you can opt-out of the same.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact our Editor, Mr. Pankaj Kumar,