Cookie Privacy Policy and the Cookies Used on Website

What the cookies are?

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

Are the cookies viruses?

No. Cookies are not viruses, trojans, spyware, worms nor any other kind of malware.

Are the cookies programs?

No. Cookies are not programs. They can't install things you don't want on your computer.

Can cookies see what’s on my computer?

No, cookies can't see what is on your computer. Nor can they collect any other information from your computer, nor snoop on your files.

What is in a cookie?

  • Domain: The domain (ie: of the website that set the cookie.
  • Name: The name of the cookie.
  • Value: The identifying information the cookie is carrying. This is normally an encrypted string of letters and numbers, that is meaningful usually only the website that set the cookie.
  • Expiry: How long the cookie lasts for. If this is not set, the cookie will disappear when you close your browser (session cookies). Otherwise it will delete itself on the date set in the expiry field.
  • Path: This is not always used, but can be set so that the cookie is only sent when the user is in a particular part of the website. For example if the domain is set to, and the path is set to /accounts, the cookie will only be used when the user is in the part of the site.
  • Secure: This attribute can be used to tell the browser to use the cookie only when it's using a secure or encrypted connection.
  • Http only: When a reader visits a website a series of requests and responses for pages are made. These requests and responses are issued in a special language called HTTP, which is short for HyperText Transfer Protocol. HTTP clearly defines what the browser and web server say to each other, the series of requests and responses. This attribute can be used to tell the browser to use the cookie only when the HTTP protocol is being used. i.e. if this attribute is set, the cookie won't be accessible via non-HTTP methods, such as JavaScript.

What are the different types of cookies?

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.

    By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
  • [ + ] session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
  • [ + ] persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.
    As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:
  • [ + ] first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
  • [ + ] third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

How is using cookies?

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. uses cookies for these purposes:
  • Make our website work as you'd expect and remember your settings during and between visits: display the website content pages using your preferred language (English).
  • Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising) and make the ads you see more relevant to you. Please note that by altering the settings below, you'll still receive ads, but these will not be personalised to you.
  • Continuously improve our website for you: counting how many visitors we receive on every page of the website and finding out which pages have the higher traffic and which ones do not, when are the hours of the day with the lowest traffic that we can use when having to run our site maintenance (in order to impact a number of visitors as low as possible), etc.
  • You can see below a list of the types of cookies used by and also find out how and our partners use cookies in advertising. Our privacy policy explains how we protect your privacy in our use of cookies and other information.

We neither require nor collect any personally identifiable information

We neither require nor collect any personally identifiable information (your name, email address, IP address, messenger id, etc.); consequently we do not pass any personally identifiable data to third parties, neither by cookie nor by any other method.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect. Please note that by altering the settings below, you'll still receive ads, but these will not be personalised to you.

Types of cookies used by

Some or all of the cookies identified below may be stored in your browser. You can view and manage cookies in your browser (though browsers for mobile devices may not offer this visibility).

Category of use Example
Preferences / functionality
(one first-party persistent cookie)

This cookie allows our website to remember your preferred language (English). Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may result in a less functional website but should not prevent it from working. uses persistent cookie: calculators[lang] - to automatically register your preferred language. Cookie lifespan: 7 days.

Google Analytics
(third-party cookies)

Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.

In addition to reporting website usage statistics, Google Analytics can also be used, together with some of the advertising cookies described above, to help show more relevant ads on Google properties (like Google Search) and across the web.

How does Google use information from sites or apps that use their services

Google Privacy Policy

The advertising companies we work with
(third-party cookies)

The advertising company we work with directly: Google Adsense

We use Google Adsense service to keep our service free for you. We use Google Adsense Advertising cookies in order to make advertising more engaging to users.

Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what's relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

We use cookies for advertising we serve across the website. Main advertising cookie is called 'id' and it is stored in browsers under the domain We also use others with names such as _drt_, FLC, and exchange_uid.

In the case of DoubleClick product, a cookie called ‘__gads’ may be set on the domain of Unlike cookies that are set on Google's own domains, this cookie can't be read by Google when you're on other sites than It serves purposes such as measuring interactions with the ads on and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times.

Google Adsense also uses conversion cookies whose main purpose is to help advertisers determine how many times people who click on their ads end up purchasing their products. These cookies allow Google and the advertiser to determine that you clicked the ad and later visited the advertiser site. Conversion cookies are not used by Google for interest-based ad targeting and persist for a limited time only. These cookies are generally set in the or domain, and have names like ‘Conversion’ and ‘TAID’. Conversion cookie data may also be used in combination with your Google account to link conversion events across different devices you use. Only anonymous data gathered from these cookies is shared with advertisers.

Some of our other cookies may be used to measure conversion events as well. For example, DoubleClick and Google Analytics cookies may also be used for this purpose.

How Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services

Google Privacy Policy

Third party advertising companies we work with indirectly, through Google Adsense: Ad technology providers, Google Partners

Only anonymous data gathered from Google Adsense cookies described above is shared with the advertisers below. They may use data for the purposes of ads personalization and measurement.

Managing cookies in your browser

Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more fine-grained control over your privacy. What this means is that you can disallow cookies from all sites except those that you trust.

In the Google Chrome browser, the most popular browser as of 2018, the Tools menu contains an option to Clear Browsing Data. You can use this option to delete cookies and other site and plug-in data, including data stored on your device by the Adobe Flash Player (commonly known as Flash cookies).

Another feature of Chrome is its incognito mode. You can browse in incognito mode when you don’t want your website visits or downloads to be recorded in your browsing and download histories. Any cookies created while in incognito mode are deleted after you close all incognito windows.

Blocking cookies

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of the website. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website. Please note that by altering the settings below, you'll still receive ads, but these will not be personalised to you. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

  • [ + ] in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";
  • [ + ] in Firefox (version 36) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and
  • [ + ] in Chrome (version 41), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.

Links to the help sections of some web browsers / how you can manage cookies:

Deleting cookies

You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

  • [ + ] in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at;
  • [ + ] in Firefox (version 36), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and
  • [ + ] in Chrome (version 41), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data". Team

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