Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across our websites to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies does Developer Economics use?

Google Analytics cookies
  1. _utma
    This cookie tracks the number of times a visitor has come to including their first and last visits.
  2. _utmz
    This cookie tells SlashData from where you, the visitor, were referred to
  3. _utmb
    This cookie is used to determine the length and time of your visit to
  4. _utmc
    This cookie works with _utmb to determine the length of your visiting session to and when that session has ended.
Disqus cookies

When you post a comment on, you get cookies stored on your computer. This is purely a convenience, so that you don’t have to re-type all your information again when you leave another comment. Three cookies are set for commenters:

  1. __qca (Domain:
  2. mc (Domain:


Cookie Consent

The first time you visit our website you are presented with a notification to designate the use of cookies. Once you click the “OK” button the notification disappears.

A "catAccCookies" cookie is set in your computer to prevent the notification from coming up again. The cookie is set to expire in 1 month.

SlashData does not use the data stored in these cookies in any other way.

Account on

The website requires the user to have an account on in order to download the free content available on the website. When you login to we put the "avm" cookie in your browser in order to enable the download of the free content. If your browser is set to block cookies you will be unable to download our free downloadable material.