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Cookie Policy

Last Updated: May 24, 2018

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Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.

First-party cookies

This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:

Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit;

Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;

Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;

Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies.

Third-party cookies

Our website will set several types of third-party cookies, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:

Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. You can view the Google Privacy Policy here: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

DoubleClick DART Cookie – Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on World Religion News. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to World Religion News and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy here.

AddThis – the AddThis cookie is used when you use the ShareThis service on our website to share a link with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You can read the AddThis Privacy Policy here.

Facebook Pixels – we use Facebook Pixels to retarget website users for Facebook ads. This means that if you browse our website, you’re more likely to see our Facebook ads. You can view the Privacy Policy here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Askimet – we use Askimet to block spam comments. It’s a plug-in that blocks suspicious comments (including suspicious IP addresses) so that we don’t have to spend huge chunks of time deleting spam comments. You can view their terms of service right here: https://akismet.com/tos/

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_gaThird Party2 YearsGoogle Analytics
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1P_JARThird Party30 DaysGoogle advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes
Facebook PixelThird Party90 Days
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