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What are cookies?
“Cookies” are small text files that are kept by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as if a “memory” for the website, so that it can recognize you when you come back and respond suitably.
A visit to a page on the Guardian website can generate the following types of cookies:
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This type of cookie recalls your preferences for the tools found on the News Créole’s website, so you do not have to re-define them each time you visit. Examples include:
- Volume settings for our video player.
- If you see first the most recent or oldest comments.
- Video streaming speeds that matches with your browser.
Each time someone visits our website, the software provided by another organization creates an “anonymous scan cookie”. These cookies can tell us if you have gone to the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and if you do not, we will generate new cookies. This allows us to track how many specific users we have, and how often they visit the site. Unless you are logged into News Créole, we can not use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to accumulate statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also identify the details you have given us for this, such as your username and email address.
These cookies are used by software that attempts to determine which country you are from the information delivered by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is fully anonymous and we only use it to help target our content.
When you register with the News Créole, we create cookies that let you know whether you are logged in or not.
Our servers use these cookies to regulate the account you are connected to and if you have access to a specific service. It also allows us to subordinate your comments with your username.
If you did not choose “keep my connection”, your cookies are erased when you close your browser or close your computer.
While you are logged in to one of the websites, we combine data from your record cookies with analysis cookies, which we might use to identify the pages you have seen on News Créole.
These cookies let us know whether or not you saw an ad or type of ad, and for how long it has been since you saw it.
We also create anonymous cookies on certain other sites on which we advertise. If you receive one of these cookies, we can use it to recognize you as having visited this site if you visit News Créole later. We can then aim our advertising based on that information.
Many of the advertisements you see on News Créole are delivered by other parties. Some of these parties use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a specific ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.
The corporations that produce these cookies have their own privacy policies and we do not have access to read or write these cookies. These parties may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising on other sites, depending on your visit to News Créole.
On some pages of our website, other parties may also fix their own anonymous cookies. They do it to track the accomplishment of their application, or to modify the application for you. Due to the way cookies work, our website cannot access cookies, and the other party does not have access to the information in the cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button (for example Facebook) on News Créole, the social network that created the button will record that you did it.
How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
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