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Cookies used by Mark’s Musings

This website uses cookies for a variety of purposes. This page explains a bit about what they are and how you can control them.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to track which pages are popular and where people come from in order to find this site.

This information is very useful, particularly when it comes to seeing where some of my readers have come from and where they’re located (Hi, visitors from the BBC and the Department of Health) and I’d very much like to have as much of it as possible, but if you really want to opt out then you can do so via Google.

Advertising

This site displays adverts from Google Adsense, in the possibly vain hope that people might find them interesting enough to click on and thus deposit a few virtual coppers in my account. By default, that includes adverts tailored to your interests and web browsing habits. I don’t get to see any of that, but Google does.

You can manage cookie settings for Google Adense, including opting out of the cookies which control targetted browsing, at the Adsense Settings page.

Social Networking

This site contains links and buttons which enable you to share all this wonderful content via the social networks of your choice. Some of these features use cookies. You can control or opt out of these by using the privacy settings on those networks. Unless it’s Facebook, in which case you’re probably stuffed. But you can always opt out of joining a social network. As if.

Discussion

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External Content

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More Information

You can read more about cookies in general at All About Cookies and Your Online Choices.

You may also want to read my rant on why cookies are a good thing.