Privacy Policy

The European Community recently introduced legislation to protect the privacy of web users by limiting how websites can use cookies. We are committed to protecting your privacy. As part of this commitment we are providing you with information about the cookies we use, so that you can make informed decisions.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that our website or services provided for us by other companies put on your computer. When you visit our website, AEC collect and process different kinds of information using cookies. This happens for instance by when you access content, register as a user or a subscriber or otherwise use our website. The purpose of using cookies is to register traffic and optimize content. This information cannot be traced back to you as an individual. If you accept the use of cookies, keep using the site as before.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


AEC uses Google Analytics to track traffic, usage patterns and trends on our website. The collected data is used to improve user experience and optimize content on the website. In accordance with Google’s guideliens, no personal information is collected about you as a user. The collected data is stored on Google’s servers. You can read more about how Google collects and protects data here. If you would to opt out of Google Analycts data collection, you can install a browser add-on, available here.

Deletion of personal information

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you would like us to delete the personal information that you given us, please send an email to