Cookies and Privacy

Cookies and third party privacy

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. This page explains what cookies are, how we use them and how you can control them.

What are cookies?’Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. Websites are able to read and write these files, allowing them store things such as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. Each web domain can only access cookies stored by that specific web domain, meaning that only the 2Cousins Access servers can access the cookies set by the 2Cousins Access domain. Most web pages contain elements from multiple web domains. Therefore when you visit 2Cousins Access, your browser may receive cookies from several sources.

How will disabling cookies change my experience?Whilst it is important to be aware of the privacy implications of cookies, disabling cookies may negatively impact your online experience by preventing logging in, notifications and customisation.

How does 2Cousins Access use cookies?A visit to a page on 2Cousins Access may generate the following types of cookie:

Site performance cookies Anonymous analytics cookies Video players

Site performance cookies X-Mapping-kjicghkc, __jid, PHPSESSID: These cookies keep the user’s browser sessions intact.

Anonymous analytics cookies Web analytics software uses cookies to tell if you have visited the site before, determine how many unique users we have and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used by us to identify individuals, they are used for aggregated statistics only. This allows us, for example, to tell which pages are the most popular and better optimise our content for the interests of our users.

We use Google Analytics to provide our web analytics. Google have their own privacy policy with further information and an opt-out

Video players We deliver several different types of video to users of 2Cousins Access, some appear in the content of stories, whilst others may appear on various pages. Our video partners are YouTube.

All of the video components we present use cookies for analytics purposes, similar to web analytics. YouTube privacy policies were recently consolidated into a global Google privacy policy.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, you may find that some aspects of 2Cousins Access stop working or work less well if you do this. (For example, we will no longer be able to show you that your comment is under moderation) All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Browser cookie settings: Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad) Android We do not recommend turning cookies off when visiting 2Cousins Access, as comments will no longer be fully usable and your site performance will be less optimised.

You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initiative. They also provide an opt-out for many advert networks.

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