Cookies on EARS dashboard

About EARS dashboard

EARS dashboard is an English-language online analysis dashboard, providing up-to-date curated categorization and summary of popular news articles by our international team of analysts, created by the European Academy of Religion and Society ("EARS") and developed and managed by ftrtch b.v.

What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

How does the EARS dashboard use cookies?

A visit to a page of EARS dashboard may generate the following types of cookie.

Analytics cookies

These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals and are not made available to third parties. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.

EARS dashboard uses Google Analytics to collect statistics on visits to the websites. You can opt out of Google Analytics here.

Registration cookies

When you create an optional account for EARS dashboard, we generate cookies that signal whether you are logged in or not. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with. It also allows us to associate your preferences, stored searches and suggestions with your username.

Third-party cookies

On some pages of the EARS dashboard websites, third parties may set their own cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, customising the application for you, displaying relevant ads, or measuring the success of an ad. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on the EARS dashboard, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

Also, we sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from one of these sites you may be presented with cookies from that website. In some cases, EARS dashboard does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about them.

Other cookies

We also use a cookie regarding your cookie consent, which prevents the repetitive display of the related notification at the top of your browser when you visit the website without logging in.

How to turn off cookies

It is possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website, via your browser's settings. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, use the "Help" option in your browser for more details.

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