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Cookies and Web Beacons

What is a cookie?

'Cookies' are a type of file stored on your internet device (PC, phone or tablet) and used to remember what you have done on the web, mostly, in order to improve your experience in a particular site.

Not all cookies collect information that allows you as a person, to be identified but they can be used to track online activity and behaviour. Companies who provide a service on the web like to understand online activity and behaviour because they can use that information to improve the quality of their services and better meet the needs of visitors to their website.

Some types of cookies can also be used to track your activity across lots of different websites. These cookies build a profile of your interests. This information is used to enable companies to target you with adverts that they think you are more likely to be interested in.

We may update this Policy from time to time to take account of changing requirements and we request that you refer back to this Policy frequently to review any revisions. If you have any queries about the Policy, please get in touch with us using the contact details set out at Contact Us below and we will do our best to answer your questions.

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

It’s simple.

We ONLY use cookies to deliver a smooth experience to our website visitors and to understand how visitors use our websites. We do this because we want you to have a great experience browsing our sites, so we can provide you with relevant content and so that we can continually improve the service we provide you.

This means that we DON’T:

  1. identify you personally as a user of our website, and

  2. use cookies to send you targeted advertising.

You can decide whether to accept or reject cookies from us – it’s your choice.

Why we use them?

We use different types of cookies for different functions.

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 we don’t want to spend a lot of time publishing things no-one is interested in.

Cookies also help us arrange the content and layout of our site. They therefore play an important role in helping us to enhance the usability and performance of our site.

On visits to our pages where we show an advert, a cookie will be placed on your browser, to collect information about how frequently these adverts are generated and how often they are clicked on. This information helps us 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.

Important: By using our websites, you are not automatically sharing or giving us access to any personal information. We only collect information that you volunteer to us, for example, by filling out a form, because you want to register for a newsletter or an alert.

Do I have a choice over the use of cookies?

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.

We recommend visiting www.aboutcookies.org. It contains a detailed step-by-step guide on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can then adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection.

Our Main Technology Partners

We work with, and use the following companies in maintaining and improving 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.

Google Analytics

We use Google's Google Analytics to better understand how our visitors to our site use it, 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.

Get Clicky

Get 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. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. Get Clicky sets the “_jsuid” cookie, which allows Get Clicky to creating the following usage profile. More information can be found in the Get Clicky Privacy terms.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business related social networking site. MDI allows users to register and login with their LinkedIn credentials

Our cookie list

The aim of this cookie list is to help you recognise the cookies placed on your browser when you visit our websites or see adverts for us elsewhere.

We have tried to list all the cookies, which we, or our technology partners use, but sometimes there may be a short delay in updating this list. If you think we’ve missed any, or any that should be listed, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to investigate and list.

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These cookies allow Google Analytics to track the usage of the site.

user_id

This cookie stores the user id for the logged in user. This cookie expires at the end of user session.

_mdi_session

This is a ‘session cookie’ and stores information regarding the current user. This cookie expires at the end of user session.

_jsuid

Get Clicky sets the “_jsuid” cookie, which allows Get Clicky to create traffic report for use only within GSMA (example: usage profile). More information can be found in the Get Clicky Privacy terms.