Last Updated: October 2023
Effective: October 2023
This policy is issued on behalf of the XLMedia plc group of companies (collectively
“XLMedia”) therefore when we mention “XLMedia”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this policy, we are referring to the relevant company in the XLMedia group responsible for the Site.
XLMedia Publishing Limited (a subsidiary company of XLMedia plc) is the controller and responsible for the Site.
By visiting the Site and/or using the features made available to you on the Site, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this policy.
What is a Cookie
A "Cookie" is a small piece of data/text file that a site asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Cookies perform a number of functions associated with browsing sites and are used for a variety of different purposes. These include enabling features of a site to function, providing analytics to assess site performance, and supporting communications and marketing. Cookies are generated or updated by the site and the technologies it uses when the user visits a web page or performs an action. They are then passed to the user's computer or mobile device and stored for subsequent future access. Cookies may be set by us and are referred to as First-Party Cookies. Third Party Cookies are also used for advertising and marketing purposes, and these are Cookies from a domain different to the domain of our Site that you are visiting.
You can prevent the setting of Cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling certain Cookies will affect the functionality of this Site and many other sites that you visit. Disabling Cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this Site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable Cookies.
The Cookies We Set
Login related Cookies
Forms related Cookies.
When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, Cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Essential Cookies and scripts are essential for our Site to function and cannot be switched off. They allow visitors to move around our Site and use its basic features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site, opening navigation, and displaying content. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but some parts of the Site will not then work. These Cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Analytics allow us to count visits and traffic sources to the Site, so that we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. Analytics let us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. All of the information collected from Analytics Cookies is aggregated so it is anonymous. If you do not allow these Cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These Cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these Cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
We use Third Party Cookies. These may be set by us and our various technologies (first party marketing enablers) or third-party providers (third party marketing enablers). These Cookies help us target, measure and improve our digital activity.
Marketing Cookies are deployed or updated when a user interacts with marketing communications such as online adverts, marketing emails or marketing-based landing pages on our Site. They do not directly store personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. This data is collected in order to determine the pages you visit and, if applicable, how you were directed to us. The data is used to improve marketing and communications activities. If you do not allow these Cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. Third Party Cookies are set by other sites or apps you have visited or used previously. We do not have control over these Cookies and as such may be subject to change.
These Cookies and scripts allow us to remember choices you make (such as your username and language) and provide enhanced, more personal features for you.
Social Media Cookies
These Cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the Site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other sites you visit. If you do not allow these Cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.