Cookie Policy

Thank you for visiting FiveMinuteHistory. This Cookie Policy explains how we use cookies and similar technologies on our website. By accessing and using our website, you consent to the use of cookies as described in this policy.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. They are widely used to make websites work more efficiently, enhance user experience, and provide information to website owners. Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information, and they cannot harm your computer.

First-party cookies are set by the website you are directly visiting. These cookies are created by the website’s domain that you see in the address bar of your browser. First-party cookies are primarily used to enhance the user experience and make the website work more efficiently. They can store information about your preferences, login status, and other settings that help improve your interaction with the site during your visit.

Third-party cookies are set by domains other than the website you are directly visiting. These cookies are created by third-party companies or entities that have a presence on the website you are browsing. These external entities could be advertisers, analytics services, social media platforms, or other embedded content providers.

How We Use Cookies

Essential Cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. These cookies enable you to navigate the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Without these cookies, certain services or functionalities may not be available.

“Persistent” or “session” cookies are considered essential cookies.

Google AdSense Cookies

We use Google AdSense to serve personalized advertisements on our website. Google AdSense may place cookies on your device to collect non-personal information about your browsing activities on this and other websites. These cookies are used to provide targeted ads based on your interests. For more information on how Google AdSense uses cookies and how you can opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit the Google AdSense Privacy & Terms page.

Other Third-Party Cookies

Our website may contain embedded content or links to third-party websites that may also use cookies. We do not have control over the cookies used by these third-party websites. Please refer to the respective privacy and cookie policies of these third parties for more information.

List of Cookies used on

List of Cookies used on FiveMinuteHistory

PHPSESSID is a session cookie used by PHP-based application like WordPress to identify a current user’s session. Its activity expires when a session is ended. View PHP Service Privacy Policy.

FCNEC cookie is used by Google AdSense Consent Management Platform (CMP) to help gather consent for privacy regulations from visitors to our website. Its expiration is one year.

moove_gdpr_popup is a first-party functional cookie set by the GDPR Cookie Compliance Plugin. It’s set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and accept or change cookie settings. Its activity expires when a session is ended.
The cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on a website. For example, if a user has previously indicated a preference, that preference will be stored in the cookie.
Cookie popups are banners that are displayed on websites to ask visitors for consent for the use of cookies. This fulfills the GDPR requirement to obtain consent for setting cookies on a user’s device.

CONSENT is a cookie used by Google to store user consent preferences related to their various services. This cookie is commonly encountered when interacting with Google services, such as Google Search, YouTube, Google Maps, and others. It is used to track the user’s consent status for data collection and personalized advertising. The expiration period is 20 years.

NID is a Google cookie that is used to store preferences and other information when you interact with services provided by Google. It is primarily associated with Google services like Google Search, Google Maps, Google Ads, and Google Analytics. The expiration period is 6 months.

doubleclick (“__gads“) is a cookie used by Google to display customized advertisements on websites utilizing Google’s advertising services like AdSense, AdWords, or YouTube. It gathers data regarding your browsing habits, including the websites you visit, the ads you interact with, and the search terms you use. Subsequently, it employs this data to present you with ads that align with your specific interests. the expiration period or duration of the doubleclick cookie (also known as “__gads”) is typically set to 13 months. This means that the cookie will remain on a user’s device for approximately 13 months from the time it was first set.

_GRECAPTCHA is a cookie used by Google reCAPTCHA to help protect websites from spam and abuse. reCAPTCHA is a free service that helps websites distinguish between real people and bots. When a visitor to a website encounters a reCAPTCHA challenge, they are asked to complete a simple task, such as clicking on a checkbox or typing a few letters from a distorted image. If the visitor completes the challenge correctly, they are allowed to continue on to the website. The cookie’s expiration period is 6 months.

Third-Party Cookies

FiveMinuteHistory is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This website may earn a small commission for its endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services from this website.
When you click on an Amazon link on this website, an affiliate tracking cookie is created and stored on your web browser.
The duration of the Amazon Affiliate cookie is 24 hours. This means that when a site visitor clicks on an Amazon Affiliate link, a cookie is set on their device, and any qualifying purchases made on Amazon within the next 24 hours will be credited to us.
The majority of modern web browsers support cookies and most have settings that can be customized to decline some cookies and the ability for a user to delete the cookies at will.
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Social Media

This website provides ways to share articles to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. If you choose to share content from this site through any of the social media buttons on this site, be aware that these sites are likely to collect information about your online activities. This website has no control over the placement of those cookies and how they function. To learn more, you can review the social media privacy policies by clicking the following links: Facebook Privacy PolicyTwitter Privacy PolicyGoogle Privacy Policy.

This website uses audio content managed by SoundCloud Limited. If you visit a page on this website with embedded SoundCloud audio content, will place a cookie (sc_anonymous_id) to enable the SoundCloud player. It may also place others. The duration of the sc_anonymous_id cookie is 10 years, according to the website. This means that the cookie will remain on your device for 10 years unless you delete it or change your browser settings. Please review SoundCloud’s privacy policy and cookie policy for more information.

Cookie Management

You can control and manage cookies through your web browser settings. Most web browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your device or provide options for handling cookies on a site-by-site basis. Please note that blocking or deleting cookies may affect the functionality of our website and could prevent you from accessing certain features.


By continuing to use our website, you consent to the use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy. If you do not agree to the use of cookies, you should adjust your browser settings or refrain from using our website.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our cookie practices.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Cookie Policy or our use of cookies, please contact us via the email provided below.

Last updated: 29th July, 2023.


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