IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT COOKIES

This notice is designed to provide you with more information about how Bauer Media (the publisher of this website) uses cookies.

What are Cookies?

"Cookies" are small files that contain information that a website sends to your computer, laptop or mobile media device's hard drive while you are viewing a website. Each cookie is unique to your web browser and will contain some anonymous information such as unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preference or what's in your shopping basket.

How does Bauer Media use Cookies?

Cookies are used by lots of websites to provide features to their users and they are used by Bauer Media to improve its websites and to deliver a better and more personalized and interactive service to you.

Bauer Media also uses persistent cookies, which stay on your computer or mobile media device even after you have gone offline.

Bauer Media will use different types of cookies at various different pages of your use of our websites, these types of cookies include:

  1. 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.

  2. Third Party Cookies

    We use a selection of third party tools for performance monitoring, ad serving and social media sharing. The links below provide more information about how these tools use cookies.

    Issued by Cookie type Information available at
    Nielsen Performance http://www.nielsen.com
    Comscore Performance http://www.comscore.com
    Piwik Performance http://piwik.org
    Google Analytics Performance http://www.google.com
    Radioplayer Performance & Functionality http://www.radioplayer.co.uk
    AddThis Performance & Functionality http://www.addthis.com
    Facebook Performance & Functionality https://www.facebook.com
    Twitter Performance & Functionality https://twitter.com
    Google+ Performance & Functionality http://www.google.com/plus/
    Google Adsense Targeting & Advertising http://www.google.com/adsense/
    247 Media Targeting & Advertising http://www.247media.com
    Adswizz Targeting & Advertising http://www.adswizz.com
    AdMob Targeting & Advertising http://www.admob.com
    AdTech Targeting & Advertising http://www.adtech.com/en/service/cookies.html
    The Rubicon Project Targeting & Advertising http://www.rubiconproject.com/privacy/
    Audience Science Behavioural Targeting http://www.audiencescience.com/privacy/
    1. Third party cookies for advertising

      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. 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 annonymised 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 Behaviourial 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 Behaviourial 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

    2. 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.

  3. Bauer Media Marketing Cookies

    These are normally supplied by our approved partners or adverts delivered from Bauer Media's own systems and allow us to serve you adverts that you might be more interested in. This tracking system will log what adverts you see and will cap the number of times you see an advertisement. The data collected is anonymised and therefore the cookies do not know who you are.

What to do if you want to control the use of Cookies?

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser, but please be aware that for some parts of our websites to work you will need to accept cookies. Cookies can be removed or declined by changing your web browser settings. For more information please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and/or www.youronlinechoices.com. Please be aware that this is 3rd party website and as such Bauer Media accept no liability for the instructions given on this site.

If you have any questions about Bauer's policy, please contact dataprotectionofficer@bauermedia.co.uk.


Updated June 2014