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What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. We’ve included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies we use.

Does The Economist Group website use cookies?

Yes, with the primary purpose of making our website work more effectively.

What kinds of cookies does The Economist Group website use and why?

We use different kinds of cookies for various reasons:
Google analytics – to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the site for our customers. This information is anonymised—when we look at the data, in other words, we look at patterns, but we do not see individuals’ personally identifiable information (PII), for example user names or e-mail addresses. You can choose whether to allow Google analytics cookies at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None

What other cookies might I encounter on The Economist Group website?

There are also some third-party cookies on the site. These cookies could be session (temporary cookies that expire and are automatically erased whenever you close your browser) or persistent (these usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them and are set by entities other than The Economist Group. To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners of The Economist Group that offer a clear way for you to choose whether to allow cookies (eg, by blocking them). For example, we currently allow:

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What kinds of cookies does The Economist Group website not use?

We do not use flash cookies (sometimes known as local shared objects or LSOs). We do not allow third-party advertising networks to drop cookies on our site to behaviorally target advertising to our users, either.

Does The Economist Group website use cookies to sell customer information?

No.

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Will the site work if I disable cookies?

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