What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. We've included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies we use.
Yes, with the primary purpose to make our website work more effectively.
What kinds of cookies does this website use and why?
We use different kinds of cookies for various reasons:
What other cookies might I encounter on this website?
There are also limited third-party cookies on the site. These cookies could be session or persistent and are set by entities other than us. To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners of The Economist Group.
For example, we currently allow:
What kinds of cookies does this website not use?
We do not use re-targeting cookies or flash cookies (sometimes known as local shared objects or LSOs). We do not allow third-party advertising networks to drop cookies on our site to behaviourally target advertising to our users, either.
Does this website use any so-called "intrusive" cookies?
We don't use re-targeting cookies or flash cookies.
How can I delete or disable cookies?
If you want to delete or disable cookies, see:
Will the site work if I disable cookies?
You can browse the site with cookies disabled, though some interactions may not work.