How Elements manages cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website may place on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will aid the website, or another website, to detect your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Some cookies hold personal information – for instance, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that recognizes you, and will instead gather more general information such as how users use and land at our websites, or a user’s general location.
What sort of cookies does Elements use?
Our cookies perform up to three different functions:
- Essential cookies
For the operation of our website some cookies are essential. For instance, some cookies let us to recognize subscribers and make sure that they can access the subscription only pages. Should a subscriber choose to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.
- Performance Cookies
We use other cookies to monitor our websites performance and to examine how our visitors use our websites. This lets us provide a high quality experience by tailoring our offering and quickly finding and fixing any issues that surface. For instance, we may use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which way of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We may also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.
- Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to let us remember your preferences. For instance, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your tailored preference.
to examine how our visitors use our websites and
Updated Jan 10 2015