COOKIE POLICY

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customize your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognize you when you come back and respond appropriately.

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How we use Cookies?

Required Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary for the Website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, filling in forms, accessing secure areas, etc. This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on the AmericanViewer website, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit.

Anonymous analytics cookies

Every time someone visits our website, software provided by the following organizations, check for / add “anonymous analytics cookie”.

These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.

This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests.

Third party advertising cookies

A lot of the advertisements you see on AmericanViewer are provided by other organizations. Some of these organizations use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.

The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to the AmericanViewer.

Other third party cookies

On some pages of our website, other organizations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customize the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organization access the data in cookies we use on our website.

For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (for example, Facebook) on the AmericanViewer, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

How To Control Cookies?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.

Browser Controls

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
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Disabling Targeted Online Advertising

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site

Alternatively, you can visit the Digital Advertising Alliance site available here

They have provided a site where you can control all third-party online advertising. Please note that there are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies

The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: youronlinechoices.co.uk/uk

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:

Data Protection Act 1998
The Information Commissioner’s Office