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Cookies info


Open Source Media Pvt Ltd operates a strict privacy policy. We are committed to being transparent about the technologies we use, and we’ve outlined below how we use cookies when you visit our site


What is a cookie?


A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. We’ve included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies we use.


Does use cookies?


Yes, with the primary purpose to make our website work more effectively.


What are session and persistent cookies?


Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. An example of how we use session cookies is to grant access to content and enable commenting (things you have to log in to do).


Persistent cookies: These usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. An example of how we use persistent cookies is for functionalities like the “Stay logged in” tickbox. We also use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the site for our customers. This information is anonymised – when we look at the data, in other words, we look at patterns, but we do not see individuals’ personally identified information (PII).


In what circumstances does use cookies, and why?


We use different kinds of cookies for various reasons outlined below. All cookie information is completely anonymised ie we do not see individuals’ PII.


There are also limited third-party cookies on the site. These cookies could be session or persistent and are set by entities other than Open Source Media Pvt Ltd. To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners of Open Source Media Pvt Ltd. For example, we currently allow:


Essential cookies: These cookies are all first party cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription pages.


Functional cookies: These cookies remember your log-in details if you have the “Stay logged in” box ticked which makes it possible for registered users to return to the site without having to log in. Functional cookies also make sure the website looks consistent as well as allowing us to analyse site usage so we can measure and improve performance.


We use a functional cookie to remember your cookie preference to provide you with enhanced services like commenting. In addition, we use functional cookies for audience measurement and validation. We use services such as Google Analytics to understand how many people visit us and what is popular, which helps us improve the website. Additionally, we use tools to validate our understanding of that information for advertising purposes.


When you register or log in to with credentials from social networks like Facebook or Twitter, you authorise them to store a persistent cookie that will remember you and grant you access to our site every time you visit until it expires. You can delete that cookie (and revoke the access it grants) by updating your preferences with each respective social network. So if you no longer want to be able to log in through Facebook, you’ll need to update your settings at Facebook.


Advertising cookies: These cookies allow you to share pages with social networks should you wish to do so. They also enable us and our advertisers to serve you with relevant advertisements that may interest you. You might see these advertisements on and on other sites you visit. They are sometimes referred to as ‘behaviourally targeted advertising cookies’. You can opt out of these cookies at any time.


There are also other limited third-party cookies on the site that fall into the ‘Advertising cookies’ category. These cookies could be session or persistent and are set by entities other than CSR Digest. To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners of Open Source Media Pvt Ltd.

Do any of the cookies that use contain my personal details?


No. All the data contained in the cookies that we use is completely anonymous and doesn’t contain any PII.


Does use cookies to sell customer information?

How can I delete or opt-out of cookies?


Whilst we are not responsible for the content of any external websites, we set out some websites below which may help if you wish to delete or opt-out of cookies.


If you want to delete or disable cookies, see:


Will the site work if I disable cookies?


You can browse with cookies disabled, though some interactions may not work. For example, ticking the “Stay logged in” box at login will not actually keep you logged in to the site unless you have enabled cookies.


Why does the message explaining cookies keep appearing?


A pop-up message will appear the first time someone visits our site to notify them of our use of cookies and how to change preference. There is a 20 second timer on this after which the pop-up will disappear. If you continue to get this pop-up then you most likely have cookies disabled or you have opted out of functional cookies. We use a persistent cookie to remember your preferences, but this only works when cookies on our site are enabled and functional cookies are allowed.