What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text 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 site, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
Information we obtain through cookies
Through the Cookies of third party analytics providers, ad networks, and advertisers, we can track your online activities over time. This information can be used to understand use across sites and devices to help improve our products and services, remember your preferences, provide content recommendations. Using cookies and other technology allows other organizations to help us to analyze how our site is being used, measure the number of visitors to the site, and working with partners to serve you relevant advertising.
What types of cookies do we use?
Essential – cookies:
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 cyprusecho.com account and make comments. 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:
Performance – cookies which measure how often you visit our site and how you use them. We use this information to get a better sense of how our users engage with our content and to improve our site and, 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:
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.
Advertising – cookies:
Advertising – cookies that are used to collect information about your visit to our site, the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address.
Cookies are a key part of how we deliver advertising on our site. Among other uses, they allow us to show more relevant advertising to people who visit cyprusecho.com by showing you adverts that are based on your browsing patterns and the way you have interacted with our site. We can then show you adverts which we believe may interest you.
As you browse our site, some of the cookies and similar technology we place on your device are for advertising, so we can understand what sorts of pages you read and are interested in. We can then display advertising on your browser based on these interests. For instance if you have been reading a lot of camera articles, we may show you more advertisements for cameras.
The advertising techniques we use do not collect information such as your name, email address, postal address or phone number. We sometimes use information such as your IP address and browser type and also sometimes share some limited aspects of this with third parties for advertising purposes.
We may also share online data collected through cookies and similar technology with our advertising partners. This means that when you are on another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on cyprusecho.com. We may also show you advertising on cyprusecho.com website based on your browsing patterns on other sites that we have obtained from our advertising partners.