How Twitter Tech News blog manages cookies

Twitter Tech News use cookies and similar tools across the website to improve the performances and enhance your experience. This policy explains how “Twitter Tech News blog” do that.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. “Twitter Tech News blog” will use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help “Twitter Tech News blog” to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well the website is performing, or even allow “Twitter Tech News blog” to recommend content will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

 

What sort of cookies does “Twitter Tech News blog” use?

Generally, “Twitter Tech News blog” cookies perform up to four different functions:

1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of the website. For example, some cookies are used to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.

2. Performance Cookies

“Twitter Tech News blog” utilise other cookies to analyse how visitors use the website and to monitor website performance. This allows “Twitter Tech News blog” to provide a high quality experience. For example, “Twitter Tech News blog” might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. “Twitter Tech News blog” might 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.

3. Functionality Cookies

“Twitter Tech News blog” use functionality cookies to allow the web site to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences, such as which regional edition of the website you want to see when you log in.

“Twitter Tech News blog” also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video on line or comment on a blog.

4. Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies

The “Twitter Tech News blog” and advertisers related to it use cookies to eventually serve you with advertisements that could be relevant to you and your interests. For example, if you read a number of articles on CGI on twittertechnews.com or on other sites, a CGI manufacturer might infer you are interested in this topic and serve you with its CGI components or software advertisements. You might see these advertisements on twittertechnews.com and on other sites that you visit. However, “Twitter Tech News blog” do not tell our advertisers who you are.

 

Does anyone else use cookies on “Twitter Tech News blog” website?

Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built on sites that you have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to twittertechnews.com. We believe that it is useful to our users to see advertisements that are more relevant to their interests. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

“Twitter Tech News blog” also uses or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, “Twitter Tech News blog” uses Google Analytics to help “Twitter Tech News blog” to monitor its website traffic. “Twitter Tech News blog” may also use third party cookies to help “Twitter Tech News blog” with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with “Twitter Tech News blog” terms and conditions and copyright policy.

 

Can a website user block cookies?

As explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of “Twitter Tech News blog” website.

The first time you accessed “Twitter Tech News blog” website, you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access “Twitter Tech News blog” site, you are consenting to “Twitter Tech News blog” use of cookies.

 

Does this web site track whether users open our emails?

“Twitter Tech News blog” emails may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell “Twitter Tech News blog” whether its emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. “Twitter Tech News blog” may use this information for purposes including determining which of “Twitter Tech News blog” emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open “Twitter Tech News blog” emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email.

 

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

This document was last updated on 20th July 2015.