Yes, like 95% of the rest of the web, we use cookies.  If you’re not OK with that then you probably need to read up on cookies.  They’re necessary.  Yes, they can be misused, but on the whole, they are a force for good.  Just like Jedis.

We use them to remember your choices and make the experience of using the site more fluid and less stop-start (like entering the same information every time you visit).

If there are adverts on a page, then the advert server will likely use a cookie in order to show you relevant ads (rather than irrelevant ads, which are completely pointless, if you think about it).

Just imagine: one day, search engines won’t even bother asking you for a search term, they’ll just know what it is you’re after and at that point, the ‘ads’ will become ‘search results’.  Wooahhh!  Probably not for a while, admittedly, but it’s fun to imagine.

So, in short, we don’t misuse cookies.

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You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.


Further reading: Cookies on Wikipedia