This is a file which is positioned on your internet browser of choice every time you either look at our magazine site or respond to an email.
They are helpful, because they help us as a website remember you as a reader and all of your preferences.
Cookies may either be simply temporary ones and these won’t stay on your computer, tablet or phone after you have closed that browser. But they can also be permanent ones – which of course can be deleted, but you have to do so yourself, unless they eventually expire.
WHY COOKIES ARE USEFUL
If we didn’t have cookies, then you would not be able to gain access to the more secure areas of our webpages. This means that you wouldn’t be able to subscribe to our magazine or do anything that involved paying for something.
WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR CONSENT
Although some cookies do not require the consent of the user to have them on their device, others do have to be consented to.
This is the case when they are not deemed to be essential cookies. This is when we will ask you for your permission to allow them onto your device. You can choose not to accept them if you wish, by setting your browser not to allow them.
OTHER USES FOR COOKIES
Cookies make it easier for you to use our website by remembering what your preferences are. We can then display your preferences to you the next time you log in or browse our site again.
This might mean remembering things like whether you want to watch a certain video, or if a topic on the forum has been replied to that are following, and so on.
They only track your preferences on our website and not on any other sites that you might browse on.
This helps us target our readership base more efficiently.
They help show us how our users interact with us and gives us insight into the best design to use in the building of our site.
We can also see how successful our advertising and promotional campaigns have been. This provides valuable feedback for our advertisers and sponsors.
This is only used as general information about our reader’s browsing habits and nothing more.