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Cookies on WebProNews.com

This site, like many others, uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them below.

Questions?

This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by webpronews.com, how to switch cookies off in your browser, and some useful links for further reading on the subject. If you have any further questions about the use of cookies on webpronews.com, please email support@webpronews.com.

What are ‘cookies’?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, etc.) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store various pieces of data for a user, similar to “memory” for those websites, enabling them to recognize a user and respond appropriately.

How does WebProNews use cookies?

A visit to a page on webpronews.com may generate the following types of cookie:

  • Site performance cookies
  • Anonymous analytics cookies
  • Advertising cookies
  • Third party advertising cookies

Site performance cookies

This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on webpronews.com, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit.

Anonymous analytics cookies:

Every time anyone visits our website, third party web analytics software creates an anonymous analytics cookie.

These cookies tell us whether you have visited the site before.

If these cookies don’t already exists, new ones are created.

This allows us to track how many unique visitors we have, and how often they visit the site.

These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for anonymous statistical purposes only.

Advertising cookies

These cookies allow us to know whether you’ve seen specific types of ads, and how much time has passed since you’ve seen it.

We also use cookies to assist in targeted advertising. These are set by a third party to more accurately target advertising to you, for example, to show you ads about technology to users who have recently visited the Tech channel on our site. These cookies are anonymous – they store information about the content you are browsing, but not about who you are.

We also set anonymous cookies on other sites that we advertise on. If your browser contains one of these cookies, we will use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit WebProNews, and will serve targeted advertising based on this information.

Third party advertising cookies

A lot of the advertisements you see on WebProNews are created by third parties. These third parties may use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or how many people have seen it multiple times.

The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and WebProNews cannot access these cookies in any way. These third party advertising cookies may be used by those third parties to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to WebProNews.

Other third party cookies

On some pages of WebProNews and our affiliated sites, third parties may also set their own anonymous cookies in order to track the success of their application, or customize the application for you. Because of how cookies work, webpronews.com cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the cookies used by webpronews.com.

For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on WebProNews, that social network will record that you have done this.

How do I turn off cookies?

It is almost always possible to prevent your browser from accepting cookies from a particular site or completely. This may degrade your experience on some sites.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. The following links may help you find out more information on how to do this, otherwise you can use the browser’s ‘Help’ option for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari and Mobile Safari (iOS)

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers and are located in the European Union, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.

You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initative.

They provide a one-stop place that gathers all available opt-out controls. Please keep in mind that WebProNews does not use all the networks listed on this site.

Other Useful links

If you would like to learn more about cookies and how they are used, you may find the following links useful:

Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies

The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:
youronlinechoices.com/

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:

Data Protection Act 1998
The Information Commissioner’s Office

If you would like to contact us about cookies please email us at support@webpronews.com.