A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognize and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
What types of cookies do we use?
We use four types of cookies, which we describe in this section.
Essential - Cookies that are essential to provide you with services you have requested. For example, these include the cookies that make it possible for you to stay logged into your Knowledge Tools account. If you set your browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services will not work for you. In particular, we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies.
Performance - Cookies which measure how often you visit our sites and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our journalism and to improve our sites and apps, so that users have a better experience. For example, we collect information about which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users. We also use third-party cookies to help with performance. For example, the Google Analytics cookie gives us information such as your journey between pages and whether you have downloaded anything.
Functionality - Cookies that are used to recognize you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site, so that we can provide you with a more personalized experience.