Cookies on The Register

The cookies we set and why

Last updated: 25 October 2021.

What is a cookie?

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What We Use Cookies for

The Register (theregister.com) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to keep you signed in, understand how you use our site, measure the numbers of people who read us, serve you advertising and show you relevant articles.

We use the following cookies:

Essential cookies are required for the operation of our website and for example, keep you signed into your Register account and make comments.

Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies are used to recognise you and remember your preferences or settings when you return to our site, so that we can provide you with a more personalised experience.

Advertising cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address.

We will use this information based on your browsing patterns to make our display advertising more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with advertisers, which may use online retargeting to show you ads based on what you read on theregister.com.

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