Why cookies are important
Cookies help make your online experience more efficient and relevant to your interests. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and the contents of your shopping baskets, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently.
Please read below for more detail.
A cookie is a small file, or files on your computer, phone, or other device with a browser to save snippets of text for reference by the website you are visiting.
All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser:
We've included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies and other technologies we use.
Cookies are grouped into the following categories:
To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners of The Economist Group. For example, we currently allow partners including:
Below you'll find information and a link to our cookie consent tool to help you manage your cookie preferences.
How can I delete or opt-out of cookies?
You can opt out of cookies at any time by using our cookie consent tool. This tool includes additional detail on the types of cookies used, what information is being collected and for what purpose. It also includes links to the privacy policies for each individual cookie, giving you the option to allow or block as you choose. When you reference any one of these privacy policies you’ll find more information on the controls available to you, and your rights with respect to the personal information that these third parties access, collect and use about you. Please note that we are not responsible for the content of other external websites. Your cookie consent preferences are accessible at any time at the bottom of all Economist Group website pages.
Alternatively, the following websites provide some useful information on how to do this, as well as about your rights under current data protection and privacy regulations.
For more information, please go to:
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are based in the EU; or
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ if you are based in the US.
To opt out of cookies from Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads
If you want to delete or disable other cookies, see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
Will I be able to access content if I disable cookies?
You can still browse our sites with cookies disabled, although some functions may not work. For example, ticking the “Stay logged-in” box at log-in will not actually keep you logged in to the site unless you have enabled cookies. If you choose not to allow cookies when you first visit our websites and/or subsequently opt out of cookies, then because of the fact we’re unable to recognise you when you come back to the site, you’ll be asked again to set your cookie preferences.
How long will cookies last for?
If I disable cookies will I still see advertisements?
Yes, but these will no longer be specific to you, your personal interests or browsing behaviours. You can consent to some or all cookies at any time (even if you have previously said no to cookies) by going to our cookie consent tool.
How do I manage my cookie preferences?
You can manage your cookie preferences and consent to some or all cookies at any time (even if you have previously said no) by going to our cookie consent tool.
Last update: May 18th 2018