Cookies on Digital Citizen

How do we use cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by the website you visit. It helps the site remember information about your visits, and provide error-free interactions with you. You can learn more about cookies and how they are used on the internet in the tutorial we created: What are cookies and what do they do?

We use cookies for several purposes. We use them to make the ads you see more relevant to you, to count how many visitors we receive on a page (using Google Analytics and other similar services), to improve our performance, improve our security, and to help you interact with our website for actions like posting comments. We do not sell the information collected by our direct cookies.

Third-party cookies for advertising, analytics, and other activities

We allow third-party companies to collect some anonymous information when you visit our website. Digital Citizen relies on services like Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Google AMP, Cloudflare, reCAPTCHA and Google Ad Manager for advertising, analytics, performance enhancements, and security. We also work with companies like Amazon, Commission Junction, ShareASale, and GearBest for affiliate marketing purposes. The companies we work with may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to Digital Citizen and other websites, to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you, or to track the sales generated by our website. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.

The user-level and event-level data associated with cookies, user-identifiers and advertising identifiers, stored by Google Analytics for Digital Citizen, is automatically deleted from Google Analytics' servers after 14 months. If you want to know more about how Google uses information from our site and others, read this privacy policy page.

If you want to block third-party cookies for our site and all the sites that you visit, this article is going to help: Block third-party cookies in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, and Internet Explorer.

How can you control cookies?

Web browser cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it, or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device, then you can do this through your browser settings. You can also clear any existing cookies from within your browser; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.

A great tip is to use the Incognito or Private Browsing mode offered by your web browser, which ensures that cookies are deleted after you have closed all of your private browsing tabs.

Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting

DNT or Do Not Track is a feature offered by many browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked by third-party ad networks, social networks, and analytics companies. Our website responds to DNT requests and respects your DNT setting. You can find out more about DNT, in this article: How to enable Do Not Track (DNT) in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera and Internet Explorer.

Third-party cookies

We sometimes embed video, photos, documents and other types of content from websites such as YouTube, OneDrive, Flickr, Albumizr, and so on. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on our website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. Our website does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.