Cookies help to provide a better and faster experience.
This cookie statement is designed to help you understand more about how cookies work and how we use them.
What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files that are dropped and stored on your computer when you visit most web sites. Cookies have a variety of functions. The types of cookies that are set when you access our sites, and what they do, are set out in this cookie statement. Cookies are set by us and also by some of our partners (for example advertisers), as detailed below.
The types of cookies we use all fall into one of four categories:
1. Strictly Necessary
You need these cookies for our websites to work properly. For example, if the website is only permitted to function in certain geographic areas, you’ll need a cookie to enable you to access it.
If you delete or block these cookies, some of the features on our site may not work effectively or at all.
2. Performance and analytics
These cookies allow us to count the total amount of page visits and sources of traffic so that we can measure and improve the performance of our sites and apps. They also enable us to understand how users, on an anonymised aggregated basis, use our sites.
A third-party provider (Adobe) sets these cookies for us and provides reports on how our sites are used, further details of which are set out below.
This cookie will never collect information in a way that could identify you personally, unless you are a signed in registered VIP (see Section 4 below).
These cookies support the function of certain operations on our sites or services; for example, we use a music radio cookie to enable you to listen to any of our audio streams.
These cookies allow us to provide a high-quality experience by customising the content that we offer you across our sites.
We might use the information collected by these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on the articles and other content you have viewed when visiting any of our websites.
They enable us to deliver to you relevant advertising (our own and that of our partners) on our websites and in our mobile apps. We also use these cookies to inform us when we’ve shown you an advert, to ensure we don’t show you the same content too often.
Further details of personalisation for registered VIPs are set out below.
Disabling or blocking cookies
You can delete cookies at any time using your internet browser settings and you can also set your browser so that cookies are automatically blocked and prevented from being set. If you want to learn how to disable cookies or if you want more information on cookies, please click here www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you disable or block cookies, our websites may not function properly, and you may not be able to use all of the features of our sites. If you are a VIP, disabling or blocking cookies will affect your login process, please see below for further details.
Third party advertising
We use a number of social media tools (for example, Twitter, Facebook) to make our websites and mobile apps better and encourage visitor interaction. If you already use these social media platforms, then their cookies may be set through our websites or mobile apps. They do this, not us – it allows data to be collected by these companies to enable them to serve adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests. If you do not use social media tools, then you should not pick up any of those kinds of cookies.
Similarly, some of the advertising that is displayed on our own Sites may have been chosen for you based on your browsing of third party Sites. We do not set these cookies ourselves and so cannot control when and how they are set on your computer or other device.
More about some of the cookies we use
Adobe Website Analytics
This cookie allows us to count the total amount of page visits and sources of traffic, so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites and apps. It also enables us to see how users, on an anonymised aggregated basis, use our sites. A third-party provider sets this cookie for us and provides reports on how our sites are used. For more information on how this cookie operates, please go to this link: www.adobe.com/privacy/analytics.html.
Adobe Website Analytics personalisation
If you are a registered VIP, then this personalisation cookie (called ‘scv’) also allows us to see which parts of our sites you have visited and link to this your account information. This is the cookie that provides us with the information we need to tailor the content of the sites to your interests and, where you have consented to receive newsletters and other marketing information from us, to tailor the content of those communications to your interests.
The scv cookie will only be set if you register as a VIP with any of our sites. We can only provide you with personalised services as a registered VIP if you accept this cookie. It will also mean that you will not be asked to submit your registration details each time you visit. You can disable the personalisation cookie at any time, but you will then be asked again for your account login information on each visit to our websites and you will not receive personalised communications while the cookie is disabled.
OATH Ad Serving:
You can also opt-out of Oath cookies by visiting here: https://policies.oath.com/ie/en/oath/privacy/adinfo/index.html and select the ‘Relevant Advertising’ option.
Exelate Data Management Platform
Nielsen provides a data management platform that collects anonymous data (for example: sites visited, browser used, number of page views) from our users when they visit our website. Understanding more about our users then allows us to advertise more relevantly in line with your interests.
For more information on Nielsen, how it uses the information, what it does to protect that information, and your choices regarding the collection and use of that information (including opting out) please visit here
To opt-out of Exelate (Nielsen) cookies please go here
Adswizz is a digital audio advertising platform. The Adswizz cookie enables us to deliver relevant ads to you and to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns we play out. Adswizz may share information it collects from the cookie with its partners and aggregated, anonymised data with advertisers.
For more information on AdsWizz, how it uses the information it collects, what it does to protect that information, your options regarding the collection and use of that information and to opt-out please visit: https://www.adswizz.com/our-privacy-policy/
Google operates the Google Display Network and DoubleClick digital advertising platform: this technology supports the creation and management of digital advertising for the world’s buyers, creators and sellers. The DoublceClick platform included the DoubleClick Advertising Exchange and Double Click Bid Manager. To learn more about how Google collect and use information for online advertising please click here.
How to Opt-out of Third Party Advertising from Global and its Partners
To exercise your right to opt-out of receiving personalised ads from third party advertisers and advertising networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) regulatory principles for Online Behavioural Advertising, you can by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website, or click here to opt out.
Google also enables you to control its cookies via various tools:
Google Analytics, a tool used to track and report website traffic, provides an opt-out browser add-on that can be downloaded here.
Google Safety Centre also has a tool where the ads provided by Google can be controlled along with the data used for serving ads to you, please click here.
To block other cookies served by companies not part of the NAI or the DAA you can control this using browser-level cookie controls.