What is a Cookie?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that websites may place on your computer, mobile device or tablet. We use ‘cookies’ and similar technological capabilities, including web beacons (collectively, “Cookies”) to remember what you have done on one of our websites (“Sites” or “Site”) in order to improve your browsing experience, to help remember log-ins, or to provide advertising while visiting a Site.
What is a Web Beacon?
Web beacons are images embedded in a web page. We use web beacons to see which of our email messages are opened or forwarded so we can better understand what types of email messages our customers are interested in and how we can improve our communication with our customers.
Our Policy is Simple.
You can decide whether to accept or reject Cookies from us – it’s your choice.
Why Do We Use Them?
We use different Cookies for different functions.
Some Cookies allow you to stay logged in while you browse our Site. If you didn’t have a Cookie for this purpose, you would need to log in every time you loaded a different page from our Site. We think this would be a very annoying experience.
Cookies help us identify which of our articles, discussions, videos or documents are the most popular and what type of journey a visitor has through our Sites. After all, we don’t want to spend a lot of time publishing things no one is interested in.
We place a Cookie when you visit a page on which we show an advertisement. This helps us to collect anonymous information about how frequently advertisements are clicked and to understand how interesting our advertisements are. We don’t share this information with third parties.
A list of all the cookies we use, along with our advert network and technology partners can be found in our cookie list.
Yes. There are several options available. You can set your browser either to reject all Cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those Cookies from those sites which you are using at that moment.
Some of the Functionality of Our Website Will Be Lost If You Delete All Cookies.
All the ‘popular’ browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To help you better understand these settings, the following links may be helpful to you, otherwise use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
- Click the Customise and control Google Chrome menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the browser bar. (3 stacked dots)
- Click “Settings.”
- Scroll down to the Privacy and security section.
- Click “Cookies and site data”.
- In the Privacy and security section, click Content Settings.
- Click the slider to “Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended).”
For additional help with Chrome, click “Help” in your browser menu or see Google’s support.
- Click the Settings and more button in the upper right-hand corner of the browser bar.
- Click Settings.
- Click Privacy & security.
- In the Cookies section, click “Don’t block cookies”.
For additional help with Edge, click Help & Support > Help in your browser menu or see Microsoft’s Support.
Internet Explorer 11
- Click Tools or the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the top of the browser bar.
- Select Internet Options.
- Click the Privacy tab and then the Advanced button on that tab.
- Set the First and Third party cookies to “Accept.”
- Check “Always allow session cookies.”
- Click OK.
- Exit Internet Explorer and restart your browser.
For additional help with Internet Explorer, see Microsoft’s Support.
- Click the Open menu button
- in the upper right-hand corner of the browser bar.
- Click Options.
- Click Privacy & Security.
- In the “Enhanced Tracking Protection” section, select Standard.
For additional help with Firefox, click “Help” in your browser menu or see Mozilla’s Support.
- Click Safari > Preferences.
- Click on the Privacy tab.
- In the “Cookies and website data” section, make sure that “Block all cookies” is unchecked.
- Close the Preferences window.
For additional help with Safari, click “Help” in your browser menu or see Apple’s Support.
We recommend visiting www.aboutcookies.org. for more information about cookies and how to manage them. You need to understand that deletion of Cookies may remove some functionality of the Site and otherwise make use of the Sites a more difficult experience for you.
Our Main Technology Partners
We work with, and use the following companies to maintain and improve our Sites. We ensure that any company that works with us and collects data, satisfies applicable data protection requirements. If you have questions at all, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
We use performance type cookies such as Google Analytics to better understand how visitors use our Sites, for example, which pages are viewed, how long customers spend visiting a particular page, and how often they return to visit our Sites. This information assists our marketing and sales teams to understand which of our pages are performing well and which pages require improvement. We may also use Google Adwords, Dynamic Remarketing and Google Tag Manager.
Media Innovation Group
We use Media Innovation Group for services that improve the process of acquiring, optimising, and measuring consumer touch points across digital channels.
See MIG website for more information.
We use Clicky for collecting anonymous website usage statistics. The information that is collected includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/entry/visited/ exit pages, to analyse trends, administer the site, and track user’s movement around the Sites. Clicky sets the “_jsuid” cookie, which allows Clicky to create, for example, the following usage profile. More information can be found in the Clicky Privacy terms.
We use Salesforce to manage our email campaigns and our CRM system. Additionally, we use Salesforce DMP as our data management platform. It is used to help us better understand our audience and to serve more relevant advertising based on your browsing activity.
GSMA uses a Twitter ‘badge’ and ‘button’ as a quick way for users to post information, articles or stories from our sites to their Twitter account. Using this function requires the user to enter their Twitter account details, but neither this nor any other personal information is collected by us in this process.