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.
Our Cookies help us:
- Improve the speed of the site
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Offer you free services/content (by advertising)
- Make our marketing more efficient (helping us keep the site free to use)
Our Cookies DO NOT:
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
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.
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests.
- Prevents ads from continuously reappearing
- These cookies remember that you have visited the Website and this information may be shared with other companies (e.g., advertisers, ad networks, etc.).
- These cookies do not store information directly identifying an individual, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device
(including other technical details, such as IP address, operating system, internet service provider, referring website, etc.).
If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
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
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.
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
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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
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
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:
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:
Data Protection Act 1998
The Information Commissioner’s Office