Cookie Policy

Warners Group Publications plc Cookie Policy

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Last Updated: 10 June 2021* (Brands updated as added to portfolio)

This policy applies to all Warners Group Publications Plc websites, including but not limited to these brands:

         
       
 
 

How we use cookies and similar technologies

This policy explains how Warners Group Publications Plc use cookies and similar technologies across our portfolio of web brands. Whenever you use one of our websites, apps or digital products information may be collected through the use of cookies and similar technologies.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or mobile device when you browse websites, these can be used to recognise your device next time you visit and personalise your browsing experience.

Other tracking technology such as web beacons, gifs, page tags and scripts may also be used to target advertising, these are often used alongside cookies.  In this policy we refer to all these types of cookies and other technologies under the umbrella term ‘cookies’

Cookies can allow us to remember you and customise our web pages and services accordingly. We will not usually use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. Most cookies are for more general information as described below.

What types of cookies do we set?
The cookies that we set are divided into these types:

1. Functional & Technical Performance Cookies
Functional cookies are essential to the website working correctly and cannot be disabled, these are all set by Warners Group Publications Plc and manage these tasks:
• Make our website work as you would expect such as being able to login or register.
• Remember your settings during and between visits including sessions, baskets and any free trials you may have signed up for.
• Enable the website to remind you if a product or service renewal is due once you are logged in to your account.
Technical Performance cookies help us to understand how our visitors interact with our websites so that we can continue to improve them, these cannot be disabled:
• Raygun is used for error tracking to continuously improve our website experience, monitor the speed and security of the site
• Communicator is used to track your interactions and purchases from our email marketing

2. Analytical Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to monitor traffic levels to our sites, provide us with general statistics on things like visitor numbers, page views, how the website is found, popularity of content etc. Information from these cookies is combined with data from every visitor to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. This allows us to analyse user behaviour & experience so we can continue to improve our web brands.

We use Google Analytics & Tag Manager for these cookies and consent for them to be set is recorded via the cookie CMP (Consent Management Platform) tool on our websites.

Users can find out more about Google Analytics and how to opt out at https://myaccount.google.com/data-and-personalization

3. Marketing, Remarketing & Targeting Advertising Cookies
These cookies enable us to display relevant content to you including personalised advertising based on your browser activity. Without these cookies the content and advertising you see will be likely less relevant to your interests.
• We provide relevant advertising to visitors through Google Ads, Google Ad Manager, Google Adsense, Clickio & Automatad who all set third party cookies.

You can personalise your settings within our cookie CMP (Consent Management Platform) tool on all our websites.
You can also find out more about how to control the information Google uses to show you ads here – https://adssettings.google.com/

4. Social Media or other Third Party Cookies

If you follow a link from a Warners Group Publications website to any other third party websites or you share content from our site to friends / colleagues through social channels you may be sent cookies by that website. Please refer to the cookie policy on those websites for their terms and management processes.
These cookies may also be set on other websites that you visit but may follow you on to our web brands
These cookies might allow you to share website content with your friends on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

How long do cookies stay on my machine?
Our websites use both persistent and session cookies:
• Persistent cookies are used to allow the website to recognise users when they return to the site and to remember certain information about their preferences. These cookies are cookies which stay on your computer permanently, until you “manually” delete them.
• Session cookies are used in order to allow customers to carry information across pages of the website, without having to re-enter such information. These cookies delete themselves automatically when you leave a website and go to another, or when you shut down your browser.

How do I control or delete cookies?
Some essential features of our websites just won’t work without cookies and having cookies switched off can seriously affect the way you’ll be able to enjoy our services.
Functional & Technical Performance cookies cannot be switched off but you can use our CMP (Consent Management Platform) provided by Quantcast to personalise your settings for all other cookies.

If you want to find out more about how to control or remove existing cookies please visit the links below depending on the web browser you use:

Please also visit our Privacy Policy to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us

Changes Log

May/June 2021 – Quantcast CMP (Consent Management Platform) replaced Civic Cookie tool as our TCF v2.0 compliant cookie management tool. Policy reviewed and fully updated.
August 2019 – Cookie control tool updated to latest version of Civic, ad serving moved from Adtech to Google Ad Manager. Small adjustments to policy only
July 2018 – GDPR review and new policy in place along with updated cookie consent tool provided by Civic