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Sea Turtle Website (hereinafter Sea Turtle, this website, or the website) is part of the Economist GroupThe Economist Group operates a strict privacy policy around the world. We are committed to being transparent about the technologies we use, and we've outlined below how we use cookies when you visit our site


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.


Does this website uses cookies?
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:

  • Session cookies - these are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. We use session cookies to grant access to content.
  • Persistent cookies - these usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. We use persistent cookies for functionalities like keeping your language preference and city rank selection.

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:

  • Social sharing and login - This allows you to share our articles through various social sharing networks like Facebook or Twitter from the website.
  • Audience measurement and validation - We use Google Analytics to understand how many people come and what is popular which helps us improve the website. 

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.


Does this website use cookies to sell customer information?


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.