Cookie Policy 

WHY WE USE COOKIES ON OUR SITE?

Some Cookies are necessary to make this site and our content available to you. Other Cookies enable us to analyse and measure audience and traffic to the site. Cookies are also used by us, advertisers and others to develop and serve ads that are more relevant to your interests. The table below highlights the types of partners and third parties that can set Cookies on your device or browser when you interact with this site and the purposes for which Cookies are set. From time to time we may add or remove partners or third parties who use Cookies for similar purposes. You can adjust your preferences or withdraw your consent to certain Cookies at any time using the ‘Manage Options’ button in our policy when you land on our site.


FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES 

These are essential to the running of a Bauer Media website. They include Session cookies, which enable you to carry out essential functions on Bauer Media's websites like maintaining login details for the session or a transaction. Session cookies are not stored on your computer and the information these cookies collect is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other website. These cookies will expire when you close your web browser session. 

Cookies defined, as ‘Functionality’ will not be used to target you with adverts on other websites. 


ESSENTIAL COOKIES 

These cookies allow you to move around our websites and use essential features like secure areas and shopping baskets. These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. 

Cookies defined, as ‘Strictly Necessary’ will not be used to target you with adverts or remember your preference or username beyond your current visit. 
  

PERFORMANCE COOKIES 

These cookies collect information about how you use our website, such as which pages you visit. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you, as all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve our websites, understand what interests you and measures how effective our advertising is. 

Cookies defined, as ‘Performance’ will not be used to target you with adverts or target adverts to you on other websites, or remember your preference or username beyond your current visit. We use these cookies to understand how our website is performing to enable us to make improvements to enhance your browsing experience. 
  

TARGETING COOKIES 

These cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. We use these cookies for social media sharing; providing advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can show you adverts that you may be interested in when you return to the website or visit other third party websites and deliver content and marketing communication which are tailored to your interests based on you your visit. We also enable some advertising partners to set cookies specifically to enable them to analyse advertising campaign performance.  

  

ADVERTISING COOKIES

Advertising cookies on behalf of third parties. Many of our websites carry advertising. A certain amount of this advertising is tailored to the individual user, as practice known as "Online Behavioral Advertising" which uses cookies to discover general information about the pages you visit. This keeps many of our websites and services you use free of charge. The tracking system is anonymised and therefore it does not know who you are; it simply uses the limited information available to it to serve adverts to you, which it believes are relevant. It does not collect personal information such as your name, email address postal address or telephone number.

From time to time, Bauer Media may share this anonymised behavioural data with our advertising partners. This could mean that when you are on other websites you are served advertising based on your behaviour across Bauer Media titles or you may be served advertising based on your behaviour on other sites.

Behavioural retargeting is another form of Online Behavioural Advertising that enables us and some of our advertising partners to show you adverts based on browsing patterns and interactions with the site away from our sites. For example, if you have visited the website of Car Dealership you may start seeing adverts from that same Dealership site displaying special offers or showing you the products that you were browsing. This is allows companies to advertise to website visitors who leave their website without making a purchase.

If you want to opt out of receiving Online Behavioural Advertising this does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising when you are using our sites. It just means that the advertising you see will not be customised for you. If you would like more information about Onsite behavioural targeting and how to opt out of it, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com or you can also visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/

Our websites uses JavaScript to detect the use of ad blocking extensions for web browsers, we do not store any information on users’ devices and process no personal data.

Third party cookies for tracking/user analysis. Many of our websites also use cookies to track how many individual unique users we have and how often they visit Bauer Media's websites. We use 3rd party companies for this service such as Google Analytics provided by Google.

Other third party cookies. Some pages on our websites, other companies may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. We cannot access these cookies, nor can the other company access the data in cookies we use on our websites.

For a full list of the type of cookies we use and how we use them please refer to the table below:

Company Cookie Type Essential/ Non-Essential What is this used for Privacy Policy
Google Analytics Cookie Type Performance Essential/ Non-EssentialEssential What is this used forThese cookies collect information and report site usage statistics but without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. They help us improve your user experience across our site. Privacy PolicyGoogle Privacy Policy
Facebook Cookie TypePerformance & Functionality Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forThese cookies collect anonymised user data which allows us to track visits to our site from Facebook, which is then matched with Facebook's own data and can be used to improve our social media activity and targeting. You can opt out from Facebook cookies via Facebook at any time. Privacy PolicyFacebook Privacy Policy
Twitter Cookie TypePerformance & Functionality Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forThese cookies collect anonymised user data which allows us to track visits to our site from Twitter, which is then matched with Twitter's own data and can be used to improve our social media activity and targeting. You can opt out from Twitter cookies via Twitter at any time. Privacy PolicyTwitter Privacy Policy
Google + Cookie TypePerformance & Functionality Essential/ Non-EssentialEssential What is this used forThis code verifies ownership of a website to link it to a Google Plus page. No personally identifiable data is collected. Privacy PolicyGoogle Privacy Policy
Google Adsense Cookie TypeTargeting & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialEssential What is this used forThese cookies are only active if you have viewed or clicked on a Google Search Ad to track and improve our adverts. No personally identifiable data is collected. Privacy PolicyGoogle Privacy Policy
Google Analytics - Link Click Listener Cookie TypePerformance Essential/ Non-EssentialEssential What is this used forThese cookies are used to help Google Analytics understand if you have visited the site more than once through an anonymised user number, but without personally identifying you to Google. They help us improve your user experience across our site. Privacy PolicyGoogle Privacy Policy
Google Analytics - Customer Listener Cookie TypePerformance Essential/ Non-EssentialEssential What is this used forThese cookies are used to help Google Analytics understand if you have visited the site more than once through an anonymised user number, but without personally identifying you to Google. They help us improve your user experience across our site. Privacy PolicyGoogle Privacy Policy
Visual Web Optimiser Cookie TypePerformance, Functionality & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forOur VWO cookies uses both persistent visitor level and local storage cookies to identify all customers browsing our site, understand their behaviour, and track the customers journey on the website. They help us improve your user experience across our site. Privacy PolicyVWO Privacy Policy
Cloud IQ Cookie TypePerformance, Functionality & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forThese cookies are used to deliver you a tailored experience through abandon site and abandon cart functionality by understanding and remembering browsing preferences such as basket reminders. Privacy PolicyCloud IQ Privacy Policy
AWIN Cookie TypePerformance, Advertising & Targeting Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forThese cookies are used to track external links from partners such as voucher code and cashback sites which enables you to take advantage of any additional benefits promoted by the partners. Privacy PolicyAWIN Privacy Policy
VE Global Cookie TypeFunctionality, Performance, Advertising & Targeting Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forThese cookies are used for the purpose of serving contextual and behavioural advertising to customers once they have left our site, but without personally identifying the individual. Privacy PolicyVE Global Privacy Policy
Bing Cookie TypePerformance & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forThese cookies are only active whenever a customer views or clicks on a Bing Search Ad to track and improve our adverts. No personally identifiable data is collected. Privacy PolicyBing Privacy Policy
Google Ad Words Cookie TypePerformance & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forThese cookies are only active whenever a customer views or clicks on a Google Search Ad to track and improve our adverts. No personally identifiable data is collected. Privacy PolicyGoogle Privacy Policy
Responsys Cookie TypeTargeting & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forThese cookies are help us understand when a customer has arrived on the website from a Bauer email or newsletter. Privacy PolicyResponsys Privacy Policy
Rocketmill Cookie TypeTargeting & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forRocketmill is a marketing agency specialising in Paid Media, they will have cookies in place to track how many users interact with our site after seeing our paid media adverts. Privacy PolicyRocketmill Privacy Policy
Fresh Relevance Cookie TypeTargeting & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forThese cookies enable us to provide a personalised, bespoke user experience to you across our site such as smart recommendations and suggestions based on your interests. Privacy PolicyFresh Relevance Privacy Policy
Match2One - Prospect Success Cookie TypeTargeting & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forMatch2One collects anonymised customer data from our site in order to serve programmatic AI based adverts which will target customers as well as creating new audience profiles. Privacy PolicyMatch2One Privacy Policy
Pomegranate Cookie TypePerformance, Functionality & Advertising Essential/ Non-EssentialNon-Essential What is this used forPomegranate is an AI agency specialising in Paid Media, whose cookies track users who have viewed any of their display ads and see how many of these users will go through to our site. Privacy PolicyPomegranate Privacy Policy