What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small bits of text that are stored by your browser. They serve as a website’s memory, allowing it to keep information on things like your user preferences and the things you looked at.
A visit to a page on The Dial may generate the following types of cookie:
- Site performance cookies: This remembers some information about the performance of the site on your browser. For example, if you’ve watched a video, it might store details of performance speeds.
- Anonymous analytics cookies: This helps us understand how many times you visit our website, whether you’ve been here before and what you’re wearing (just kidding about the last part).
- Geotargetting cookies: These cookies tell us where you are. It helps us track our audiences by country and city. Don’t worry, it doesn’t get any more granular than that.
Can I turn off this nonsense?
Sure. You can usually stop your browser from accepting cookies, if you want. Here are some useful links showing you how to do that on different browsers: