A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. We’ve included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies we use.
We use two types of cookies. Session cookies are temporary, and expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. An example of how we use session cookies is to grant access to content and enable commenting (things you have to log in to do).
We also use persistent cookies – these usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. Some of the web services we use – like our commenting system, or Facebook integration – will store these types of cookies on your computer to allow our site to function properly.
None of the cookies we use collect or store personal data.
Here are some websites that will help if you wish to delete or opt-out of all cookies:
If you want to delete or disable cookies, see: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies
To opt out of cookies from Google: www.google.com/privacy/ads
Carbon Brief should work with cookies disabled, although some functions – like our comment system – may not.