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Cookie and Interest-based Advertising Policy

This policy outlines what cookies and similar tracking technologies our websites use, how we use them, and information on how to opt-out of these cookies if you wish to do so.

Contents

What are cookies?

Why do we use them?

What cookies do we use?

Opting out of cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as tags, scripts, and beacons, are small pieces of code (referred to as cookies, hereafter) are stored on a device (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) and enable a website to “personalize” itself to users by remembering information about the user’s visit to the website. We also use cookies within emails we may send.

Cookies are used to collect information, where available, about your device, your IP address, operating system, and browser type, and how you have interacted with our websites.

While cookies are used to identify users and devices, they only ever collect non-personal information such as IP addresses, device IDs. If the data cookies collect are ever merged with any other information you have provided us, such as email addresses, these are anonymized so that identification to actual people is impossible.

Why do we use them?

Our websites use cookies to:

Store any preferences you have made and display content to you in a more personalized way

Evaluate our websites’ advertising and promotional effectiveness

Gain insight into the nature of our audience so we can tailor our content accordingly

Provide interest-based advertising on our websites and on other websites which are tailored to your interests and preferences

We have a legitimate interest in using cookies so that we can show you adverts we believe you might be interested in, control the number of times you see an advert and measure the effectiveness of a campaign. We advertise on our site and in our newsletters to help keep the content free for our audiences.

We will always make sure our websites contain clear and easy to find information about our cookies.

What types of cookies do we use?

Per-session cookies – We only use them while you visit our website, and they are deleted when you leave. They remember you as you move between pages, for example, recording the items you add to an online shopping basket. They also help maintain security.

Persistent cookies – These cookies stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted. We set automatic deletion dates to keep your information for longer than we need to.

First and third-party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the Cookie. First-party cookies, in basic terms, are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the different third-party cookies that we use:

Cookie Type Description
Google Analytics, Google AdSense, DoubleClick Site analytics (Google Analytics) Google operates the Google Display Network: a collection of millions of websites and mobile applications powered by display advertising, including many Google services like YouTube. Google also uses the DoubleClick digital advertising platform: the ad technology foundation, to create, transact, and manage digital advertising for the world’s buyers, creators, and sellers. The DoubleClick platform includes the DoubleClick Advertising Exchange and Double Click Bid Manager. To learn more about how Google collect and use the information for online advertising, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy.html
NetRatings SiteCensus Site analytics Nielsen Site Census is a browser-based audience measurement tool that provides in-depth tracking and analysis of our Website users, site performance, and other critical measurement data.
Rubicon Advertising Rubicon Project is a leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising. Rubicon Project has engineered one of the largest real-time cloud and Big Data computing systems, processing trillions of transactions within milliseconds each month. The company’s technology created a new model for the advertising industry. Rubicon Project’s automated advertising platform is used by the world’s leading publishers and applications to transact with top brands worldwide. See more at: http://rubiconproject.com/whoweare/#sthash.lysxULOn.dpuf
Permutive Advertising Permutive is a behavioural targeting service provided by Permutive Inc. for websites owned and operated by Condé Nast. Permutive uses first-party cookies to store an anonymous ID for a user. A cookie is a small information file sent to your computer, mobile, or other devices when you visit a website and recognize your device on future visits. Users can configure their web browser to reject these cookies—or all cookies—and Permutive, Inc. will no longer collect information for them. Events (e.g., article page views) are stored for users within Permutive, and users can be segmented based upon these events. Permutive does not store IP addresses within the member states of the European Union or in other states of the European Economic Area.
Full Circle Studies / Scorecard Research Beacon Third-party, advertising Complete Circle Studies is a market research company that studies Internet trends and behaviour. They work in conjunction with distributors and content providers to develop anonymous, census-level analytics
Sizmek Third-party, advertising Sizmek fuels digital advertising campaigns for advertisers and agencies worldwide with the most cutting-edge technology to engage audiences across any screen. http://www.sizmek.com/privacy-policy/
SailThru Advertising Sailthru is a behavioral targeting platform, that collects information on user preferences and/or interaction with the web and email content. This is used on our CRM platforms to promote our events and products.
Facebook Pixel Advertising Travel Span uses Facebook technologies such as the Facebook Pixel to show you interest-based marketing content from our brands and selected advertisers if you have viewed the Travel Span website. Data collected by the Facebook Pixel may also be anonymized and used in aggregate to help improve the quality and effectiveness of our websites and marketing efforts. You can find out more about Facebook Advertising and manage your Facebook Advertising settings or opt-out of Facebook interest-based advertising at https://www.facebook.com/ads/about/
Celtra Audio/visual player Celtra provides a web-based self-service platform for creation, ad trafficking, tracking, and rich media mobile display advertising. http://www.celtra.com/privacy-policy
Adobe Typekit Essential Adobe Typekit puts a wide range of inspiring fonts within reach of all the tools you use to get your work done each day so that you can use great types in your projects without a second thought. http://www.adobe.com/privacy/policies/typekit.html
Communities and forum site cookies / Vision Critical Communities domains Travel Span uses Vision Critical as a provider of communities and forums. Vision Critical sets various cookies to administer the community websites.
Twitter Share Button Social media When you create or log in to an account on http://www.twitter.com, cookies are stored on your computer to remain logged in to your Twitter account when revisiting http://www.twitter.com. The Twitter Share Button used on our website is hosted by http://www.twitter.com and your browser sends this cookie data to Twitter when creating the button inside your browser. Twitter uses this Data to associate the Twitter Share Button with your Twitter account. Please note that this Data is not accessible to us and is not sent to us by Twitter. More information about this Cookie and Twitter’s Privacy Policy can be found at http://www.twitter.com/privacy
Hotjar Site analytics Hotjar is a new all-in-one Analysis and Feedback tool that reveals the online behaviour and feedback of a website’s visitors. http://www.hotjar.com/privacy
Pinterest Social media Pinterest lets you organize and share all the things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and manage their favourite recipes. http://pinterest.com/about/privacy/
Facebook Connect Social media Facebook Developers is a social media platform that allows Facebook users to create Social Plugins, Graph APIs, and Social Channels that enable websites to provide engaging social experiences to their users. https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Skimlinks e-commerce traffic attribution Privacy policy: https://skimlinks.com/pages/privacy-policy Purposes: Information storage and access Personalization: Ad selection, delivery, reporting Legitimate Interest Purposes: Measurement Features: Linking Devices
Genius Link e-commerce traffic attribution Privacy policy: https://www.geni.us/privacy Purposes: Information storage and access Personalization: directing web users to relevant local websites within our content.

Opting out of cookies

We provide you with choice over the use of cookies as described in this policy.

Please note that our websites may not work correctly if you change specific preferences, such as disabling all cookies.

Please also note that after applying these settings, you will continue to receive advertising. However, it may not be tailored to your likely interests using information collected from cookies and similar technologies on your device.

First Party Cookies. If you’d rather we didn’t use cookies when you visit us, click here for information on how to configure your browser settings to reject cookies. Please note, disabling these types of cookies won’t turn off advertising on our websites and the advertising you see may be less relevant to you.

Third-Party Cookies. If you would like to opt-out of third-party cookies, here are some options:

If you would like to opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, you can by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website or Click here to opt out.

Google provides a suite of tools to control its cookies:

    • Google Analytics, a tool used to track and report website traffic, provides an out-out browser add-on that can be downloaded here.
    • Google Safety Centre has a tool to control the ads you see on Google and control the data used for serving ads to you. It can be found here.

If you wish to block other cookies, including those being served by companies that are not part of the NAI or the DAA you can use the browser-level cookie controls described below.

Browser-level cookie controls

Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.

Manage cookie settings in Chrome and Chrome Android and Chrome iOS

Manage cookie settings in Firefox

Manage cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Manage cookie settings in Microsoft Edge

Manage cookie settings in Safari and Safari iOS