What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which the website can store on your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or a website. The cookie will help this website or other websites recognise your device the next time you visit it. We use the term “cookies” to name all files that collect information in this manner.
Cookies have many different functions. For example, they help us remember your username or preferences, analyse the performance of our websites, or even allow us to recommend content which we believe will be of interest to you.
Some cookies contain information about your behaviour, for example, if you clicked “Save” when you filled out a subscription form for our newsletter, the cookie will remember you and will not show this window anymore. Most cookies do not collect information about you or your personal data that can identify you, but rather collect general information on how users access and use our websites and what their location is.
What types of cookies does sot.bg use?
Cookies have 4 different functions:
- Important cookies
They enable us to identify users who are registered, etc. They ensure that these users can, for example, post comments below the articles. If a registered user decides to disable these cookies, they will not be able to post comments on the website using their registered username and will need to re-log into the system every time they reload the page.
- Performance cookies
We use other cookies to analyse how visitors use our websites and to monitor the performance of our website. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by personalising the content on our website and quickly identifying and resolving different issues. For example, on Wednesday, we could offer content which is contextually linked to the last few articles you read on Monday.
- Functional cookies
Functional cookies enable us to remember your preferences, such as the font size and other personalised settings.
- Behaviourally targeted advertising cookies
How can I manage the cookies?
You can check the available cookie management options in your browser. The browser can be used to manage cookies associated with basic features, website improvement, customization, and advertising. Different browsers use different ways to disable cookies, but usually they cane b found in the Tools or Options menu. You can also check the browser’s Help menu. In addition to managing cookies, browsers usually allow you to control cookie-like files, such as Local Shared Objects, by enabling the private mode in your browser.
Sot.bg uses advertising cookies managed by third-parties to promote its products on other websites. You may choose not to receive certain third-party ad cookies through third-party cookie websites, such as AppNexus, Audience Science, DoubleClick, AdTech, AdOcean, Gemius, Atlas, Criteo, Facebook, Google Analytics, Adobe Flash and more. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain sections of the website. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to reinstall cookies to opt out.
How long do we keep the information?
This depends on the type of cookies. The validity of the session cookies expires when you close the browser. Permanent cookies, including the Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies), usually have a validity from one week to several months.
How can I disable cookies?
All modern browsers allow you to modify the cookie settings. Usually you can find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. You can find out more about these settings on the links below or you can use the Help button on your browser menu for more details:
Cookie settings in Microsoft Browsers
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
If you’re concerned about third-party advertising cookies generated by advertisers, you can disable them here: Your Online Choices site.
No, the cookies we use are anonymous and do not contain any personal data.
Please remember that if you choose to disable cookies, some sections of our website may not function properly!