Cookie and Usage Policy

This cookie and usage policy was last revised as of July 11, 2022.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer’s memory and hard drive when you visit certain web pages. They are used to enable a website to function or to provide information to the owners of a website. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Why do we use cookies?

The Site ( uses cookies to distinguish you from other Site users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site.

In broad terms, we use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include: (1) a session cookie that enables you to log into secure areas of our Site, such as the Site member login portal, available at; and (2) a persistent cookie that enables a subscriber to navigate between the table of contents and text in secondary sources made available on the Site.

What are tracking pixels and tracking URLs and why do we use them?

The Newsletter uses a “tracking pixel” or “web beacon” to provide information to us on how you interact with the Newsletter, including whether you have opened the Newsletter and the links you have clicked on that we have shared with you. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in emails that is sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, we may see if and when a Newsletter was opened by you. We also use tracking URLs, which are web links that allow us to see when you have clicked on a link to an article in the Newsletter. These technologies help us measure what topics our subscribers care about and help us to improve the content of the FKD Offerings.

Amending cookie and pixel preferences

If you prefer not to receive cookies through our Site, you may set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookies if your browser alerts you to their presence. You may also delete cookies that have already been placed on your browser or refuse all future cookies by turning them off in your browser. As set forth above, cookies are required to access some pages within our Site at

The instructions for removing cookies from your computer or mobile device depend on the operating system and web browser you use. But you may find further guidance, together with more information on cookies, at:

If you prefer not to receive tracking pixels in the Newsletter, it may be possible to setting your email client to display HTML emails as text only, which may prevent the use of some tracking pixels. Please consult the “Help” section of your email client for more information. If you would like to remove tracking from URL links in the Newsletter, it may be possible to remove them based on your browser settings or by cutting, pasting, and editing the URL into your browser before using the link. See for example,