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This policy explains how cookies are used on GeosNews.com websites in general - and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site (not all of them are used on every site).
We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, using cookies.
The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
You can choose, below, not to allow cookies. If you do, we can't guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow cookies.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser - remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:
cb-enabled: This cookie is used to check if you have accepted our cookies policy. It expires after one year.
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_ga: This cookie is used to distinguish users by assigning a unique randomly generated number as a client identifier. It expires after two years.
_gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics and is used to limit the number of requests and to limit the data collection on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.