Cookies Policy

This Cookie Policy describes how we use cookies, and forms part of our Privacy Policy available here.

Like most other websites, we use small text files called “cookies” to remember your choices, to analyze how visitors interact with our website, and to show ads. By using https://www.countries-ofthe-world.com, you agree to the use of cookies and accept this Cookie Policy in full.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your device when you browse a website. On your next visit, the cookie and the information in it are sent back to the originating website. Thus, the website can determine that it has already been opened using this browser.

You can learn more about cookie technology at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

How we use cookies

We use our own first-party cookie (cookie_consent) to remember that you have seen the pop-up consent banner and accepted our use of cookies on this website. This text file does not contain any user-identifying information or any unique identifiers.

We will not use our cookie for any other purpose. It will be stored on your device for one year, thus preventing the pop-up displaying again on your next visit.

Third-party analytics cookies

On this website, we use Google Analytics service, which may place its own third-party cookies to collect some non-personally identifiable information from your browser (anonymized IP address, browser type, URLs of pages visited, time and duration of your visit, etc.). It helps us to analyze our web traffic, to understand how users interact with content, and to improve the performance and usability of our website.

We have activated the IP Anonymization option, in this way the IP addresses of our users will be truncated to provide more anonymity. For details, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en.

Please note that we do not control third-party cookies set by Google Analytics. More information on how Google Analytics (analytics.js) uses cookies can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en.

Third-party advertising cookies

To display ads on our website we use Google Adsense, an advertising service provided by Google LLC, which may place its own third-party cookies to collect some information about users' behavior (e.g., the IP address assigned to your computer or device, the type of browser, the pages you visit, etc.). The purpose is to display personalized ads based on user behavior, and also to limit the frequency of ad impressions, and to generate reports.

We have no access to or control over third-party advertising cookies. More information on how Google uses cookies in advertising can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.

On our website, all visitors from the European Economic Area (EEA) will only see non-personalized ads that are not based on user behavior. In this case, cookies are used only for frequency capping, report generation, and to prevent fraud and abuse.

Disabling cookies

Keep in mind that you can always adjust your browser settings to reject certain or all cookies. You can also delete already stored cookies at any time.

Refer to the Help section of your browser for instructions on restricting, disabling or deleting cookies.

Please note that disabling cookies may cause some websites not to work correctly.

This Policy is subject to change. The current version is always published on this page.
Last modified: Octember 24, 2018.