What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored by a website on your computer to keep track of information about your browsing behaviour on that site.

Geomares Publishing uses cookies on its websites, including the Hydro International website, to make your browsing experience a more positive one. Without cookies, many of the web functionalities would not be possible. For example, you would not be able to save or share articles or log in easily.

At Geomares Publishing, we use the following types of cookies on our websites:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have requested – such as remembering your login details – cannot be provided.

Cookie examples:
CloudFlare: we use CloudFlare to speed up the website
Login cookie: we use a Login cookie so you don’t need to log in for every session.

Performance Cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information about how people use our website. For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how visitors arrive at our site, browse or use our website. These also highlight areas for improvement, such as navigation or marketing campaigns. The data stored by these cookies never contain personal details which would make it possible to establish the individual’s identity.

Cookie examples:
Google Analytics: this cookie helps us to understand how people interact with the website.

Functionality Cookies
These cookies are not essential, but they enhance your use of our website. For example, they remember choices you make on the website – such as your location preference based on your choice of country. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Cookie example:
ShareThis: this cookie enables you to share news and articles with other people.

Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to target advertising more relevantly in line with your interests. They are also used to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. Advertising cookies are usually placed by a third-party advertising network; at Geomares Publishing, we work with Google DoubleClick for Publishers. Geomares Publishing cannot see personal data in DoubleClick for Publishers.

Cookie examples:
DoubleClick for Publishers: Google tracks advertising impressions.
Facebook: Facebook tracks your interests through the ‘like’ button, but also through the items you share.
YouTube: as part of Google, YouTube tracks your interests based on the videos you watch, both on the Hydro International website and elsewhere.

To change your cookie settings, click here. Please note that after deleting or disabling cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.

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