What is a Cookie?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that websites may place on your computer, mobile device or tablet. They’re used to remember what you have done on a website in order to improve your browsing experience, to help remember log-ins, or to provide advertising while visiting a particular 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 types of 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 advert. This helps us to collect anonymous information about how frequently adverts are clicked and to understand how interesting and attractive our adverts are. We don’t pass this information to 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 at the bottom of this page.
Yes. There are a number of 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 websites which you are using at that moment.
Some of the Functionality of Our Website Will Be Lost If You Delete All Cookies
All of 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 you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
Internet Explorer (Versions 8-11. Use the drop down menu.)
We recommend visiting www.aboutcookies.org. for more information about cookies and how to manage them.
Our Main Technology Partners
We work with, and use the following companies to maintain and improve our website. We ensure that any company that works with us and collects data, satisfies data protection requirements. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to 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 site, for example, which pages are viewed, how long customers spend visiting a particular page and how often they return to visit our site. This information assists our marketing and sales teams to understand which of our pages are performing well and which pages require improvement. We also use Google Adwords, Dynamic Remarketing and Google Tag Manager.
Media Innovation Group
Services that improve the process of acquiring, optimising, and measuring consumer touch points across digital channels. See MIG website for more information
Clicky is used 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 site. 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 Eloqua to manage our email campaigns as well our CRM systems.
GSMA uses a Twitter ‘badge’ and ‘button’ as a quick way for https://wordpress.org/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 GSMA in this process.