Cookies on The Register
The cookies we set and why
Last updated: June 15, 2018
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device's hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
Essential cookies are required for the operation of our website and for example, keep you signed into your Register account and make comments.
Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies are used to recognise you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site, so that we can provide you with a more personalised experience.
Advertising cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address.
We will use this information based on your browsing patterns to make our display advertising more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with advertisers, which may use online retargeting to show you ads based on what you read on theregister.co.uk.
How to manage advertising cookies
You can find information about how to opt out of the cookies provided by our advertising and analytics partners here:
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