Cookies are small text files that may be stored on your computer or other device when you visit a website. They are generally used to make websites work, to keep track of your movements within the website, and to remember your login details.
There are different types of cookies, and they can be distinguished on the basis of their origin, function, and lifespan. The following list details the categories of cookies that we use:
These cookies are necessary to provide you with basic services and features available through our websites, such as remembering where you are in the website.
Performance and Functionality (Mandatory)
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites. They provide statistics on how our website is used and helps us improve by measuring errors. Certain functionality on our website may become unavailable without these cookies.
These cookies collect information that is used in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are used, and also helps us to continuously improve the experience we provide to you.
These cookies are used to enhance your experience and make advertising messages more relevant to you.
These cookies are used to enable sharing or following of content that you find interesting on our websites. These settings apply to third party social networking and other websites.
Important characteristics of cookies include the following:
First Party Cookies
First party cookies are cookies that are placed by the website you are visiting, while third party cookies are placed by a website other than the one you are visiting. Please note that we do not control the collection or further use of data by third parties.
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are erased once you close your browser while persistent or permanent cookies stay on your device until you manually delete them or until your browser deletes them based on the duration period specified in the persistent cookie file.
Some categories of cookies are required as not having them will significantly affect your experience when browsing our websites. We have made these cookies mandatory for both EU and non-EU users for Essential, Performance and Functionality, and Analytics categories.
You can change your cookie settings at any time, by going to the 'Cookie Preferences' at the bottom of each website and enabling or disabling the non-mandatory cookie categories. We recommend that you enable all cookie categories for the best experience on our websites.
Distinguish between visitors.
Improve the use and the functionality of our website.
Tailor our website and products to your needs and preferences.
Process your purchase orders.
Analyse how our website is used and compile anonymous and aggregate statistics.
We do not use the collected information to create visitor profiles.
What types of cookies do we use?
An overview of the cookies used on Al Jazeera websites can be accessed from 'Cookie Preferences' at the bottom of each website.
In addition, we may also use web beacons (or clear GIFs) and other similar technologies in addition to, or in combination with, cookies. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a website or in an email and it helps us to understand the behaviour of visitors of our website. More information on web beacons can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/faqs/beacons.html
How can you control cookies and web beacons?
Most internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. Depending on your browser, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can set it to refuse them. Please refer to the 'help' button (or similar) on your browser to learn more about how you can do this.
Disabling cookies may impact your experience on our websites.
If you use different devices to access our websites, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your cookie preference.