Cookies Policy

Our website www.ukdirectormagazines.co.uk (the “Website”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Website and also allows us to improve the Website.

If you do not consent to the cookies used on the Website, you must disable them or refrain from using the Website.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a small file of text and numbers which is created by the Website. When you visit the Website, the cookie is attached to your computer or other device, but does not access your hard drive on your computer. If you revisit our Website, the cookie will be recognised by the Website.

Cookies are widely used to do things such as identifying the type of device you are using (PC or a phone for instance) to access websites, store items in the shop basket and help you navigate pages more easily. They can also help you translate web pages, log into the Website or remember your region or country preferences. Cookies can also be used to help us find out how people use the Website and the number of visitors to it.

Cookies are not harmful to your computer and do not pose a security or virus risk to your computer, nor do they store any personal identifiable information about you. If you would like to know about what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then you may choose to visit www.aboutcookies.org for more detailed guidance.

 COOKIES WHICH WE USE

Cookies may fall into any of the following categories:

  • Necessary cookies. These are necessary for the Website to function. If you do not allow these cookies, the Website will not operate for you.
  • Performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise visitors to our Website and to see how they use it. We also use these cookies to help us improve the way in which the Website works, for example, making it easy for people to find what they are looking for.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to remember you when you revisit our Website, and enable us to personalise content for you, welcome you by name or to remember your preference such as your language choice or region.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies will record your visit to the Website, pages you visited and any links that you followed. Generally, this information is used to make the Website and any advertising relevant to your interests, but it may also be information which we share with a third party.

The cookie specifications for this Website are as follows:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use and access the Website. This information is used to compile reports to help us improve the site performance and your user experience. Google Analytics uses first party cookies to report on visitor interactions. These cookies collect anonymous information about visitors such as: number of visitors, new or returning visitors, referring sites and pages they have visited. Google Analytics uses the following cookies as detailed below:

Name

Provider

Type

Duration

Purpose

_utma

Google Analytics

1st Party Persistent Cookie

2 years from last update

This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the Website. This is written the first time a user visits the site and is updated with each visit. If deleted a new unique cookie will be written during the next visit.

_utmb

Google Analytics

1st Party Persistent Cookie

30 mins after the last update/visitor inactivity

This is used to establish and to continue a user session on the site. Each time a user visits a different page on the site the cookie is updated. If you have deleted this cookie, a new one is written, and a new session is established each time you visit.

_utmc

Google Analytics

1st Party Session Cookie

Expires on exit of session

This cookie is operated in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user and expires when exiting the site.

_utmz

Google Analytics

1st Party Persistent Cookie

6 months from set/update

This cookie stores the referral type used by the visitor to reach the Website, whether via a direct method, referring link, site search, or campaign such as adwords or an email link.It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within the site. The cookie is updated with each page view on the site.

_utmv

Google Analytics

1st Party Persistent Cookie

2 years from set/update

This cookie is used to analyse custom user segments and is used for displaying custom statistical information in google analytics on site visitor trends and usage patterns.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy with regard to its analytics service at: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical / performance cookies or targeting cookies.

HOW CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES? 

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Please note that if you do turn cookies off, this may limit the service that we can provide to you and may affect your experience of the Website.

If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of cookie data, please contact us at sue@sawmedia.org.uk.

Last Updated: December 2019

  • Consent requests must be accessible and in clear and plain language (Article 7, GDPR). Merely continuing to use the website does not constitute valid consent.
  • Pre-ticked boxes are banned and silence and inactivity do not constitute valid consent (recital 32, GDPR). To be valid, consent must be signified by some kind of positive action.
  • Consent must not be “bundled” into terms and conditions or privacy notices (Article 7, GDPR).
  • Individuals must be aware of the identity of any controllers relying on consent, so third parties must be named and an explanation of what they will do with the information must be provided.
  • Cookie walls used as a blanket approach to restrict access to a service until a user consents will not constitute valid consent – users must still be able to access a website even if they don’t consent to cookies.
  • Users must be provided with controls over any non-essential cookies.
  • The consent mechanism must allow the user to withdraw their consent at any time (Article 7, GDPR).
  • Non-essential cookies must not be placed on the landing page until the user has given their consent.
  • Organisations relying on consent must be able to demonstrate consent (Article 7, GDPR).