Introduction

This Cookie Policy applies to the WHATNEWS? website and mobile applications. By accessing products you agree that this Cookie Policy will apply.
As with most operators, we use cookies on our website. This policy explains how cookies are used and how you can control them.

How we use Cookies

Cookies are a small file of letters and numbers that we store on the device (computer, mobile, tablet or any other mobile device) that you use to access WHATNEWS. Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users visiting our website, so that we can improve your experience and the way our websites work when you are browsing.

The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the website and your location.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser settings – please be aware that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:

Internet Explorer: For all the different versions of IE http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835

The mobile version is at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx.

Google Chrome:http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647

Apple Safari:http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

For Mobile version http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Firefox:http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Blackberries:http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp

Android:http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

Opera:http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to manage or block cookies on a variety of browsers. If you want to manage or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you may need to refer to the manual of your handset.

Remember that restricting or blocking cookies may impact on the functionality of all websites not just ours, and you may not get the experience intended.

Personalisation cookies

These cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors to the website and, in conjunction with other information we hold, to attempt to record specific browsing information (that is, about the way you arrive at the website, pages you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take through the website). These are used to recommend content we think you’ll be interested in based on what you’ve looked at before.

See sections 4 and 5 below for more information about how to control these cookies selectively.

Analytics cookies

These monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they reached it. This enables us to see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most.

You can opt out of these analytics cookies if you want:

Omniture: http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout

Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Optimizely: https://www.optimizely.com/opt_out/

We may also use analytics cookies to measure the effectiveness of advertising on the website and elsewhere on the internet. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you could change your browser setting to refuse all if you do not wish to accept them.

Third-party service cookies

Social sharing, video and some other services we offer on our websites are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our sites or if you are already logged in to them.

Here is a list of places where you can find out more about specific services that we may use and their use of cookies:

Social media platforms

Occasionally we use cookies to reach our readers who also visit social media platforms. This is so we can market our own products and services via these sites.

For example, we place a pixel on our web pages that allows Facebook and other social media sites to place cookies on website browsers. These cookies collect data that help us track and target users as they interact with our website and social media ads.

Please be aware that the data that can be obtained from a visit to WHATNEWS is limited to the URL of the pages that have been visited and, in some cases, the status of any completed or incomplete commercial transactions undertaken with us e.g. the purchase of a subscription. It may also include the limited information a browser might pass on, such as its IP address.

Kindly note that if you are a social media user you can opt out of these cookies at any time by using the opt out links below. For more details you can visit:

Facebook privacy policy – https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Facebook opt-out – https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Linkedin privacy policy – https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Linkedin opt-out – https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

Twitter privacy policy – https://twitter.com/en/privacy Twitter opt-out – https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads

Other services

JWPlayer’s video platform privacy policy – https://www.jwplayer.com/privacy/

YouTube video player cookie policy – http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/faq/#toc-cookies (Google’s standard terms).

Our own ad serving and management cookies

We sell space on some of our websites to advertisers and partnerships – they pay for the content you enjoy for free.

As part of this, we use several services to help us and advertisers understand what adverts you might be interested in. These cookies hold information about the computer – they don’t hold personal information about you (ie it’s not linked to you as an individual). But they might hold a record of what other websites you’ve looked at – so we could show you a car advert if you’ve previously visited a motoring website.

These are the services we use and how you can control those cookies. Please note that turning off advertising cookies won’t mean that you are not served any advertising merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.

Omniture

Omniture provides anonymised statistical information to WHATNEWS. They process IP addresses and information from other cookies so WHATNEWS knows, for example, how many page views it has, the number of users, what browsers users are using and in which country, city or region users are located. How to reject or delete this cookie:http://www.adobe.com/privacy/policy.html

Ad Serving (targeted) Criteo

Tags potential customers with an anonymous cookie and tracks the product they have shown interest in. Users are identified and retargeted via an anonymous cookie. No personally identifiable information (PII) is stored. How to reject or delete these cookies:http://www.criteo.com/us/privacy-policy

Ad Serving (non-targeted)

The advertisements seen on our websites are served by a number of third party ad serving providers, including DoubleClick, 247realmedia.com, Atlas (atdmt), Mediaplex (ValueClick) and MediaMind (Eyeblaster), amongst others.The cookies accompanying the ads allow them and their advertisers to monitor the effectiveness and delivery of the ads. How to reject or delete these cookies:

https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en

http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/adserving/

http://www.mediamind.com/Content.aspx?page=privacy_policy

http://www.atlassolutions.com/privacy-policy

http://www.mediaplex.com/mojo-privacy-statement

http://www.admeld.com/privacy/http://adsafemedia.com/privacy-policy

http://www.adtechus.com/privacy/

http://www.appnexus.com/platform-policy

http://www.mediamath.com/privacy/

http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/AdDisplay.mspx

http://www.openx.com/about/openx-market-privacy-principles

http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/biz/rightmedia/details.html

http://www.evidon.com/consumers/privacy_center

Rubicon

Rubicon Project is a technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising globally. How to reject or delete these cookies:http://www.rubiconproject.com/privacy/consumer-online-profile-and-opt-out/

Nielsen

Nielsen anonymously collects information about users’ browsing activity on our website (this does not include names, addresses or any other personal information). This information is linked to a cookie that Nielsen sets in your browser. This information allows us and Nielsen to build a profile so that your online experience can be made more relevant to your specific interests. How to reject or delete these cookies: https://sites.nielsen.com/legal/privacy-statement/exelate-privacy-policy/opt-in-opt-out/

AppNexus

AppNexus is a cloud-based software platform enables and optimises programmatic online advertising. How to reject or delete these cookies: https://www.appnexus.com/en/company/platform-privacy-policy#choices

Grapeshot

Grapeshot supplies a contextual targeting platform that uses the keywords it finds in web page. How to reject or delete these cookies: http://www.grapeshot.co.uk/privacy

InSkin Media

InSkin Media is an advertising technology business, specialising in high-impact, non-intrusive brand advertising formats. How to reject or delete these cookies: http://www.inskinmedia.com/privacy-policy/

Outbrain

Recommended content elsewhere on the web. How to reject or delete these cookies: http://www.outbrain.com/privacy

Perform

Perform is a leading digital sports content and media group. How to reject or delete these cookies: http://www.performgroup.co.uk/PrivacyPolicy

Lotame

Lotame enables us to collect first-party data from across our sites, apps and ad campaigns. How to reject or delete these cookies: http://www.lotame.com/legal/

Index

Index Exchange is a global advertising marketplace where premium digital media companies can sell their ad impressions transparently, in real time, to programmatic buyers. How to reject or delete these cookies: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/

Amazon

Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company and global advertising marketplace where premium digital media companies can sell their ad impressions transparently, in real time, to programmatic buyers. How to reject or delete these cookies: https://www.amazon.co.uk/adprefs

AdYouLike

AI-Powered Native Advertising Platform. How to reject or delete these cookies: https://www.adyoulike.com/privacy_policy.php

SnackMedia

Independent sports digital media company. How to reject or delete these cookies: https://www.snack-media.com/privacy-policy/

Sublimeskinz

Ad tech company specialising in the distribution and optimisation of Skinz-based advertising. How to reject or delete these cookies: http://sublimeskinz.com/privacy-en

Advance

Programmatic deals across multiple titles. How to reject or delete these cookies: http://advance.uk.com/privacy-policy/

Other ad management cookies

Advertisements on the Website are provided by other organisations. Our advertising partners will serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you, based on information about your visit to the Website and other websites. In order to do this, our advertising partner may need to place a cookie on your computer. These cookies hold information about the computer – they don’t hold personal information about you (ie it’s not linked to you as an individual).

For more information about this type of online behavioural advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this feature off, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Or, further useful information to inform your choices is supplied by the Internet Advertising Bureau via their AdChoices programme.

Please note that turning off advertising cookies won’t mean that you are not served any advertising merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.

Site management cookies

These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For instance, where our websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you may log in or out unexpectedly). We may use similar cookies when you vote in opinion polls to ensure that you can only vote once, and to ensure that you can use our commenting functionality when not logged in (to ensure you don’t see comments you’ve reported as abusive, for instance, or don’t vote comments up/down more than once).

These cookies cannot be turned off individually but you could change your browser setting to refuse all cookies (see above) if you do not wish to accept them.

We also use “analytical” cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how you and others move around our website. Cookies make it easy for you to find what you are looking for. Blocking or restricting cookies may affect the full function of our website.

List of the main cookies we use

This is a list of the main but not all cookies we set on our own sites and what each is used for.

abVariant

Used for persistently selecting random groups of readers in order to simultaneously test multiple versions of the sites.

seenPromo

Used to turn off the site promotion notifications

myareaid

Stores a geographical location ID for customising pages in the Local Information section.

myareadisplayname

Stores a geographical location name for customising pages in the Local Information section.

mytrafficradius

Stores a radius for customising traffic reports.

jobsView

Stores a user’s display preferences for a Jobs section.

jobList

Stores a user’s saved jobs shortlist in a Jobs section.

uatu

We do not collect personally-identifying information. Information about how you use our websites is anonymously recorded for the purposes of personalisation and recommendation.

__siren

Usage tracking. We do not collect personally-identifying information. Information about how you use our websites is anonymously recorded for the purposes of personalisation and recommendation.

woocommerce_cart_hash

Contains information about the check-out cart as a whole and helps the platform know when the cart data changes or is amended. No personal information is stored.

woocommerce_items_in_cart

Contains information about the check-out cart as a whole and helps the platform know when the cart data changes or is amended. No personal information is stored.

wp_woocommerce_session_

Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored.