Last updated: November 2020
‘Cookies’ are small text files that websites may place on your computer, mobile phone and other devices. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently. Cookies are also used to remember what you have done on a website to improve your browsing experience, to help remember logins and any preferred settings, or to provide advertising while visiting a particular site.
Cookies set by the website owner are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party Cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g., like advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.
Web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”) are images embedded in a web page. Website owners may use web beacons to better understand what customers are interested in and to improve communication with customers.
We use different types of cookies for different functions.
A list of all the cookies we use, along with our advert network and technology partners can be found in our cookie list.
Yes. There are several options available.
It’s important to remember, however, that without cookies our website may not function as you expect it to and this could lead to a poor experience on our site for you.
That said, it’s important you adjust your settings to what you feel comfortable with. Strictly Necessary Cookies cannot be switch off. You can set your browser either to reject all other 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.
All the ‘popular’ browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To help you better understand these settings, the following links may be helpful to you, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
For additional help with Chrome, click “Help” in your browser menu or see Google’s support.
For additional help with Edge, click Help & Support > Help in your browser menu or see Microsoft’s Support.
Internet Explorer 11
For additional help with Internet Explorer, see Microsoft’s Support.
For additional help with Firefox, click “Help” in your browser menu or see Mozilla’s Support.
For additional help with Safari, click “Help” in your browser menu or see Apple’s Support.
We recommend visiting www.aboutcookies.org. for more information about cookies and how to manage them.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit https://www.youronlinechoices.com or https://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.
We work with and use the following companies to maintain and improve 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.
We use performance type cookies such as Google Analytics to better understand how visitors use our site, 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. Across our sites we may also use Google Adwords, Dynamic Remarketing and Google Tag Manager.
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. Clicky sets the “_jsuid” cookie, which allows Clicky to create a usage profile. More information can be found in the Clicky Privacy terms.
GSMA uses a Twitter ‘badge’ and ‘button’ as a quick way for users to post information, articles or stories from our sites to their Twitter account. Using this function requires the user to enter their twitter account details, but neither this, nor any other personal information is collected by GSMA in this process.
Discus provides discussion forum software enabling us to plug powerful functionality into our sites and engage in conversations with viewers.
GSMA uses a LinkedIn ‘badge’ and/or ‘button’ as a quick way for users to post information, articles or stories from our sites to their LinkedIn account. Using this function requires the user to enter their LinkedIn account details, but neither this, nor any other personal information is collected by GSMA in this process.
We use Salesforce to manage our email campaigns as well our CRM systems. Additionally, we use Salesforce DMP as our data management platform. It is used to help us better understand our audience and to serve more relevant advertising based on your browsing activity.
Facebook Connect and Social Plugins
Facebook social plugins are things like the Like button, the Share button, comments, and other tools that let you share your experience off of Facebook with your friends and others on Facebook.
Social plugins include: