Last updated 15th May 2018.
The aim of our Cookie Notice is to provide you with a summary of the tracking technologies we use and how you can control what is set and when. We keep our Cookie Notice under regular review to best reflect the technology we use on our sites.
Cookies and tracking technologies we use
Where Region Media Group talk about cookies and tracking technology on our websites we refer to the following:
A local shared object, sometimes called a “Flash cookie,” is a data file that can be created on your computer by the websites you visit. They are most often used to enhance your web-browsing experience. Adobe’s website provides details regarding Flash Cookies
To help us better manage content we may employ web beacons in emails that we send to our subscribers. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier and are used to track the online movements of internet users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on websites. We sometimes use them in our HTML-based emails to learn which emails have been opened by recipients enabling us to gauge the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
A pixel refers to the code that is placed on your computer in order to trigger a cookie. We sometimes use this methodology to allow us to deliver more relevant messages to you.
We use log files to record events that occur on our websites. This may include, though not exclusively, the type, content or time of transaction made via your device. These audit trails allow us to analyse activities on our websites.
Types of Cookies and how they are set
There are two types of cookies:
- “Session Cookies” – Stored temporarily in your computer’s memory while you are visiting a website and are deleted when you close your browser.
- “Persistent Cookies” – Stored for a set period on your computer and used to determine whether there has been any contact between us and your computer in the past.
There are two ways cookies can be set on our websites:
- “1st Party Cookies” – cookies that are set by the website domain (or belonging to a sub domain) of the website.
- “3rd Party Cookies” – cookies that are set by another website domain. (e.g. by one of our main technology partners or by an external web services)
We are categorising cookies set on the site by ourselves and our main technology partners into the following categories:
Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, services you’ve asked for (such as access to secure areas) can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that can be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
Category 2: Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for example which pages you go to most often and if you get any error messages from certain pages. These cookies don’t gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works. These cookies are not used to target you with online advertising. Without these cookies we can’t learn how our website is performing and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience.
Category 3: Functionality cookies
These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you’re in) and tailor the website to provide enhanced features and content for you. For instance, they can be used to remember log-in details, changes you’ve made to text size, font and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you’ve asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies may be used to ensure that all our services and communications are relevant to you. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. Without these cookies, a website cannot remember choices you’ve previously made or personalise your browsing experience.
Category 4: Targeting and advertising cookies
We use these to provide adverts on our sites that we believe are more relevant to you. Without these cookies, online adverts you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. We also enable some advertising partners to set cookies specifically to enable them to analyse advertising campaign performance.
Our main technology partners
We work directly with a number of technology partners to maintain and enhance our websites. We will update the following table when cookies are added or removed.
External web services
We use a number of web services to display external content, e.g. YouTube. These could set cookies or track your activity anonymously – for full information you should read the privacy policies of these sites.
We may set cookies on certain third party sites that we advertise on to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit our website, and will serve targeted advertising based on this information.
Your control options
Managing your cookies
You can choose to disable your web browser’s ability to accept cookies. Please note that if you choose to do this, you may not be able to access or take advantage of many features of the service and some parts of the website may not work properly.
You can control how cookies are set within your browser settings. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences, please see:
If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control or delete them, you may also visit: www.allaboutcookies.org You may also wish to review the guidance provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/
Managing your preferences
Do Not Track Signals
We currently do not respond to web browsers Do Not Track but will continue to review the Do Not Track concept and may adopt a standard once available. If we do so in the future, we will provide all relevant information in this policy.
For more information about online behavioural advertising please see:
Advertising Standards Authority guide to Online Behavioural Adverts
Your Online Choices website, tips and advice about Online Behavioural Adverts and opting-out can be found in the Your Ad Choices.
Contact us about Cookies
If you want to find out more or request information about our Cookie Notice use Our contact details