Cookies on EARS
EARS, the European Academy on Religion and Society, is a European network of Departments and/or Faculties of Theology and/or Religious Studies. The participating universities and their theologians cooperate at different levels, seeking to make their knowledge visible to society and relevant for the public domain
What are cookies ?
“Cookies” are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, enabling it to recognize a user and respond appropriately.
The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.
What types of cookies do we use ?
Analytics cookiesThese cookies cannot be used to identify individuals and are not made available to third parties. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.EARS uses Google Analytics to collect statistics on visits to the websites. You can opt out of Google Analytics here.Third-party cookiesOn some pages of the EARS websites, third parties may set their own cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, customizing the application for you, displaying relevant ads, or measuring the success of an ad. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on the EARS website, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.Also, we sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from one of these sites you may be presented with cookies from that website. In some cases, EARS does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about them.Other cookiesWe also use a cookie regarding your cookie consent, which prevents the repetitive display of the related notification at the top of your browser when you visit the website without logging in.
How to turn off cookies
It is possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website, via your browser’s settings. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.