To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. Cookies can be used to enable a website to remember your actions and preferences (such as preferred language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

  1. A number of our pages use cookies to remember certain things about how you use the site, including your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size, and if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site.
  2. Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you arrived at that page.
  3. Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as you intended. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here. Economics Online does not gather any personal data on you as you use the site.
  4. Because our site allows advertising from third-parties by the Google platform, Adsense and its related platform, Google Analytics, cookies are placed by them on pages where advertising is shown. This advertising funds our site and enables us to provide free information to you. The cookies that Google place are designed to enable them to serve you with advertisements that closely fit your visitor profile, so for example, if you have visited an online clothes store in the past, advertisements on our site (and other sites) provided by Google may be served to you based on the preferences you have indicated.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.