What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data placed on the computer of a user by a website.
Webpages have no memory. A user who surfs from page to page within a website is not recognised as the same user across pages. Cookies enable the user's browser to be recognised by the website. Therefore, cookies are mainly used to remember the choices a user has made (e.g., remembering the language you speak), or to recognise recurring visitors to the site.
Do all cookies do the same thing?
No, there are different types of cookies used for different purposes. Cookies can be distinguished by function, lifetime and the party that places them.
How do I recognise Embassy.am cookies?
You can find the Embassy.am cookies in your browser settings.
Does Embassy.am use third party cookies?
Yes. Embassy.am uses the services of trusted and recognized online advertising and marketing companies. To enable their services, these companies need to place cookies.
The providers we use are committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards. Most of these companies are a member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and/or the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
How can I manage my cookie preferences?
Using your browser settings (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari ) you can set which cookies to accept and reject. It depends on your brand of browser where these settings are located. Using the "Help" function in your browser, you can locate the relevant settings.
When does Embassy.am collect my personal information?
You may provide personal information to Embassy.am several ways including: by sharing your e-mail address when subscribing to our newsletter, by sharing personal information when you submit information, report via our Contact Form, by sharing personal information when you post comments on our posts or stories,
by sharing contact information (Twitter username and Facebook account name) through our comment system, by participating in a survey where an email address is requested. Embassy.am is an open community but email addresses are requested to participate in some of our member-only features.
In addition to basic contact information, our analytics trackers may also collect other information. This may include the operating system you are working on, the Internet browser you are using, and the screen resolution of your computer.
How does Embassy.am use my personal information?
Depending on the portion of our site that you have subscribed to or interacted with, we may use your information in a number of ways.
The email address you provided through our newsletter subscription form enables us to send you digest of Embassy.am news stories. This subscription is entirely opt-in by the user. (We cannot subscribe you to the newsletter as you personally must have access to the email account in order to verify the subscription.) Subscribers can opt-out of our newsletter at any time by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link that is present on every email at the very bottom of the newsletter.
The email address that you use when contacting us with an editorial tip or via our Contact Form will not be used for any reason but for the purposes of responding to your inquiry.
If you choose to comment on Embassy.am pagess through Twitter and/or Facebook Connect, we do not get access to your email address nor do we have any access to your personal data or private information.
Who else has access to my personal information?
The ads appearing on Embassy.am website are delivered to you by Google Ads, AddThis and other trusted and recognised online advertising and marketing companies. Information about your visit to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you on this site. And, in the course of serving advertisements to this site, third party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
Last updated: 01 February 2013