What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files downloaded onto your computer/device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to add to or develop website functionality, as well as to gather data of website users. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.


How does the China Dialogue Trust use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors, to better understand how our websites are used and to monitor how our articles perform. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Purpose
_ga and _gid Google Analytics The Google Analytics cookies are used to gather anonymous information about how you use our websites. We use this information to improve our sites and report on the reach of our content.
_chinadialogue_session chinadialogue   This cookie is used to display the correct forms.
_cfduid Cloudflare The Cloudflare cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.
__atssc Twitter This cookie is used for twitter integration.
__atuvc AddThis social sharing Data collected with this cookie is not linked with personally identifiable information by this website and is used to provide an easy method of sharing website content.
_qtrans_front_language Language cookie This cookie is used to display the website in chosen language.


Your rights

Our cookies do not store financial information or information which is capable of directly identifying you. You have the right to choose whether to accept cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


Changing your cookie preferences

The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.

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

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.