Privacy and data storage
Data storage and recording
By visiting this website, certain technical data about your internet connection and browser are stored. This data can be categorized as:
- Cookies in your browser
- Technical information about servers
- User information in databases
A cookie is a mechanism that allows your browser to store information it receives from web pages and to send it later to web pages. This happens automatically without the user having to think about it.
Cookies can do many jobs, such as keeping track of your settings, who you’re signed in to and what you access so you can make sure you’re getting the right content, track ad impressions, and more.
Cookies allow such settings and other things to be tracked over time so that information can be more easily accessed on repeated visits to the website. Cookies are also used for the temporary processing of user information when visiting different parts of the same website.
Two examples of the many features the site uses for maintenance cookies: one cookie is used to remember your video player size setting and another is used to remember if you check this info box so you don’t have to see it again the next time you visit this site It will be from the same browser you are currently using.
Cookies are automatically stored on your computer as small text files by your browser. You can change your browser’s cookie handling settings.
Cookies can be provided by all types of content on the website, be it text pages, images or more. Cookies are only sent to the website you got them from, not to other websites.
This website stores cookies to manage three levels of functionality:
- Important cookies are used to track user information, access, some personal settings, and more. Without these, the site will not function properly.
- Analytics cookies are used to track website traffic, which features are most popular, which features are most used, and more. Some of these cookies are third-party cookies served by third-party service providers. Cookies are used for analytics functions to improve the website (which is subject to continuous development), but are not important to the website’s functionality.
- Advertising cookies are used by internal and external advertising systems to track and trace ad impressions.
There is a legal requirement that this information be made available to you as a user of websites that use these cookies.
When you visit a website, the web server stores some technical information, such as your IP address, the browser you are using and the time each time you request data from the server, for example when you click an internal link and load a new website or associated data such as fonts and images Various scripts required the website to work.
This data is kept for a limited time only to allow you to perform system troubleshooting and debugging, and is not shared with newspaper contributors or third parties.
We store some information about you as a user. No sensitive information is stored on this website, but the simple contact details you provide when creating a user account or purchasing services in online newspapers are stored in our databases. This is necessary to provide the Services to you. This data is deleted when you delete your user account.
Who do we store data about?
Regular visitors / readers:
If you visit this website without registering a user account or subscription, the following data about you will be stored:
- Some technical information, such as your IP address and browser, is stored in web server log files. This technical information is retained for 180 days and is necessary for the operation of the Service and for security. This information is not provided to newspaper employees or to third parties.
- Google Analytics calculates pageviews to track visitor statistics. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to track you.
- Some third-party services, such as downloaded fonts and scripts, may log your IP address and other information on remote servers.
- A cookie is placed to identify you as a user when browsing web pages. This is removed when you close your browser, or at the latest after 360 minutes of inactivity.
Registered Users and Subscribers:
If you choose to create a user account and/or subscribe to the online newspaper, the following data about you will also be stored:
- The name, address and other contact details you provide during the registration process. This data is retained until you delete your user account.
- Information about your subscription, such as when you purchased it, how it was paid for, a few of your credit card numbers, how long the subscription was and what your subscription was. This data is retained until the user’s account is deleted.
- If you purchase access via SMS micropayment, the information about your mobile purchase will be stored for 90 days.
- Simple data about the articles you have read and the number of articles you have read. This is used to improve our content and will be removed if you delete your user account.
Note: After data is deleted, it can be stored in backup copies for up to 180 days. Backups are stored with high security and limited access and are essential for troubleshooting and ensuring the safety of users and computer systems.
As a user of this website, you may contact the newspaper to make your data public and/or to delete it.
If you have a user account/subscription, you can log in to your user profile at any time and download your saved data, as well as delete your user account and associated data.
You can also delete all local data in your browser. The procedure for doing this varies between different browsers and devices.
Recommendation: YourOnlineChoices.com EU service gives you some control over how different ad providers track you, and you can read some great tips on how to customize the ads shown. Open YourOnlineChoices.com in a new window.
Note: Some important system data in the web server logs for example will not be deleted on demand, but will be deleted automatically after a short time according to the above information.
If you press Decline, cookies will not be stored in your browser and no data about you will be recorded in our databases. It also means that we can’t tell if you’ve agreed or not, so you’ll see this warning on every page you visit. Technical information (web server logs) will still store your IP address and browser information, but will be constantly deleted as described above.
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