Cookie Policy

At Great News Media, we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use data related to you. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies. This cookie policy applies to all brands owned and operated by Great News Media.


Does Great News Media use cookies?

Yes. We use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses any of Great News Media brands (our properties or sites) has the best possible experience. By continuing to visit or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Great News Media, and our properties, features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Great News Media and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Great News Media and our sites, so we can serve relevant ads to you.


When does Great News Media place cookies?

We use cookies on our sites and mobile applications (Great News Media properties). Any browser visiting these sites will receive cookies from us. We also may place cookies in your browser when you visit non-Great News Media sites that host our plugins or tags.


What types of cookies does Great News Media use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to Great News Media or interact with our sites without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by Great News Media (and sites) when you return to one of our sites (for example, our sharing application). Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).


What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit Great News Media, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that’s in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Great News Media and sites faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off Great News Media properties and bring customized experiences to you via personalization.

Categories of Use

If you’re signed in to a Great News Media site, cookies help us show you the right information and personalize your experience.

We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our policies.

Preferences, features and services
Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on Great News Media sites more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customized content in conjunction with our properties.

We may use cookies to show you relevant advertising both on and off Great News Media properties. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad later visited and took an action (e.g. made a purchase) on the advertiser’s site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we’ve shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads. We may also work with a partner to show you an ad on or off Great News Media properties, such as after you’ve visited a partner’s site or application.

Performance, Analytics and Research
Cookies help us learn how well our properties perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including when you access Great News Media from other websites, applications, or devices such as your work computer or your mobile device.


How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and other ad technology – such as “web beacons”, “tags and scripts”, and local storage objects (“LSOs”) such as HTML5 – help us and our partners serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by Great News Media may also set third party cookies.

If you are a Great News Media site member but logged out of your account on a browser, Great News Media may still continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which analytics we may share in aggregate form with our advertising customers.

Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to conduct activities such as:

  • provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
  • provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
  • help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps
  • detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
  • improve our products

Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you’re using to access our services. If you use Great News Media properties without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you’re happy to receive all cookies on the Great News Media properties. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Great News Media cookies. Please note that Great News Media properties may not work properly without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit, or

Other helpful resources

To learn more about advertisers’ use of cookies the following links may be helpful:

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit, or