Cookies Policy

This policy should be read in conjunction with our privacy policy.

Cookies on the Yours2Read website.
We use cookies to make our website work more efficiently and to analyse traffic on our platform. For more information on how we use cookies and how to manage cookies on your device, please read our cookies policy. If you do not agree to our use of cookies, then we recommend d that you do not proceed further into our website.

Cookies are small text files, which contain small amounts of information, that are placed on your device. Your internet browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site, so the website can recognise your device.

A cookie will not access any information other than the information you provide to us when you visit the website.

There are two main types of cookies:

  • First-party cookies – these are set by the website you are visiting;
  • Third-party cookies – these are set by other sites or applications.

We only use First-party cookies on this site: we do not forward your information to third parties.

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Cookies are needed to provide some of the services and experiences on our website, and to provide information which we can use for analytical purposes, for example regarding levels of traffic to the site throughout the day, and the countries from which it originates. We also use cookies to improve our website through the pages which are visited, and the functionality used. Cookies also enable us to customise what you see on the screen when you visit our website.

Essential/strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are essential so that you can move around the website and use its features. These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remember where you've been on the internet.

Examples of essential cookies:

  • Cookies keep you logged in during your visit; without cookies you would have to log in on every page you go to, which would be a significant inconvenience for you;
  • Some are session cookies, which make it possible to navigate through the website smoothly. However, these are automatically deleted after you close your web browser.

Performance cookies (for analytics)

To help us keep our website content constantly refreshed and interesting, we like to keep track of which pages receive high visitor traffic, and those which don’t. As a platform which specialises in short stories, this information is vital: we need to know which authors and stories are popular and which are not. With this information we can then revert to authors and make suggestions for improvement of their work or suggest that they post stories to other categories within our website. It's also very useful to be able to identify patterns of how people travel through our site: if certain categories receive few visitors, then we will then re-evaluate whether we should retain it or perhaps relace it with a more popular ‘bookshelf’.

Analytics cookies are used to gather this information. The information collected is anonymous and is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies, and in this way we can see, in general terms, those parts of the site which are interesting to visitors and those which are not. Analytics cookies only record activity on the site you are on – they do not record the sites from which you have arrived and through to which you transit after leaving our website. They are only used to improve how a website works in terms of anonymised flows of data.

List of first-party cookies set by Yours2Read.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies used by our website, you can do this through your browser settings. The help function within your browser will explain how to do this.

Alternatively, you may visit the sites listed at the beginning of this page which provide information on how to do this on a variety of browsers. On these sites you will also find details about how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

For information on how to block or delete cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you may need to refer to your handset manual.

If you restrict cookies on our website, this may impact your user experience. We recommend you leave them turned on. If you block or otherwise reject cookies you will see the cookie message pop-up on every page.