To enhance your experience on our sites, many of our web pages use "cookies". Cookies are small text files your browser creates in association with our website, which store your preferences.
Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your email address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites.
Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie works like an identification card, it is unique to your computer and can only be read by the website that gave it to you.
You can opt-out of our tracking cookies using various methods, but use of our sites without implementing these methods implies consent of use.
You can opt-out of AddThis Social Sharing with AddThis Data Collection Opt-Out. Other social cookies may include Google+ and Facebook, from our connection boxes. These are set by those sites, and should be visited to disable, or blocked on your computer (see below).
You can opt-out of Google Anayltics Tracking, Google Adsense Ad Targeting, or Google +1 Personalisation with Google Privacy Tools. Further Google Ad Settings are available, and you can also opt-out of other advertisers (which we do not use, but other sites may) with AboutAds.info Choices and Your Ad Choices.
Essential Cookies are used to identify you when you log in, or make a payment.
They work like a name badge, ID, or backstage pass, letting us know who you are and what you're here for.
Without them, you will not be able to log in, or make payments on eustasy sites.
We use Google Analytics to monitor the usage of our sites, and see what parts of our site are getting the most attention, and why.
Google Analytics is the industry standard, and typically sets the minimum amount of data required, both to enhance privacy, and speed up the website.
We also see what countries or operating systems are typically accessing the site, and whether or not they continue browsing after they have entered it, or return later.
Targeting Cookies are used to to display adverts relevant to your interests, and ours are run by Google Adsense.
For example, if you search Google for a manicure, Google will know this, and you may see ads on our site about manicures.
We never access this data, as the ads themselves retrieve and utilise the information, and they are controlled by Google.
Social Cookies are primarily used by AddThis for the Sharing of articles and logging your favourite services.
We never know whether or not you are logged into Facebook or other social networks, nor try to retrieve your information without your specific consent.