This page explains what cookies are, how we use them on the websites of the Gulf Publishing Holdings LLC group and your options for controlling them.
What are cookies?
- Not all the cookies listed here will necessarily be used on each website
- We will display our triangular red cookie prompt once when you visit each of our sites.
- If you send us a request in relation to activity logging on our websites as explained in the table below, this will apply to your use of all our sites so you only need to make one reques
Cookies are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session ("session cookies") and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used, for example, to remember you when you return to the site and will last for longer ("persistent cookies"). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to your device and are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit (if they last longer than a web session) or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Some of the cookies used by our sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest based advertising and web analytics) on our behalf.
Some cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or areas with paid-for content. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets, cannot be provided. Because such cookies are essential for using a site, these cookies cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of the website.
Other cookies perform various functions, as the table below explains, together with your options for controlling them.
Some cookies may also be controlled by using your web browser settings. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.
You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser.
Our cookies and your options:
|Type of cookie ||Example ||What it does ||Your options |
|Performance ||BIGipServereuro |
|These cookies allow us to manage the technical performance of the website such as load balancing to ensure that the site is available to all users ||You may set your browser to reject these cookies but this is likely to affect your use of the site |
|Functionality ||ISDefaultCurrency ||These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. For example, they allow the website to remember selections such as language, currency, region or changes to text size and to remember you on return visits. They may also be used, for example, to remember the point you have reached in a survey so that you can return to it later. ||By choosing an option such as remember me, text size or participating in a survey or similar services that necessitate the use of a cookie, you will be indicating your consent to that cookie. You may set your browser to reject these cookies but this is likely to affect your use of the site. |
|Activity logging - websites ||ASP.NET_sessionId ||This cookie is essential to authorise your access to content and services that are not publicly available including paid-for content. |
If you are a registered user, trialist or subscriber, when you log on, this places a cookie on your machine.
Once you are logged on, we use this cookie to monitor your activity on our websites, for example, which articles you read. This is for the following purposes:
- We need to ensure compliance with your user license and adherence to our terms and conditions as part of your trial or subscription. (Our terms and conditions are published on our websites and can be accessed by a link in the footer of each page)
- For customer service purposes to provide users with a tailored service and to develop products and services reflecting our users' needs
|If you would prefer us not to use your activity log for customer service purposes, you can request that we anonymise it for these uses. This will affect our ability to understand your requirements and personalise your browsing experience in the future. |
To request anonymisation please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following details:
- Your user name that you use to access our website(s) - this will be an email address
- Your name
- Your company name
- The Gulf Publishing website(s) you use
Third party cookies:
|Third party ||What it does ||Where to go for further information on these cookies including turning them off |
|AdSense ||Google AdSense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements that are targeted to site content and audience. ||http://www.google.com/settings/ads |
|ClickTale ||ClickTale is a web analytics service. Records of individual browsing sessions are translated into information that helps website designersmake websites easier to use and simpler to navigate.||http://www.clicktale.net/disable.html |
|ComScore ||ComScore is a web market research, analytics and measurement provider. ScorecardResearch conducts research by collecting Internet web browsing data and then uses that data to help show how people use the Internet, what they like about it, and what they don’t. Surveys and web tags used do not collect personal information.||http://www.scorecardresearch.com/privacy.aspx |
|DoubleClick/ DFP (Double-Click for Publishers)/DART ||DoubleClick is a service provided by Google. Its cookies are used to serve advertising relevant to users’ interests and measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns for our sites. ||http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/ |
|Google Adwords ||Displays advertisements prompted by search terms entered into the Google search box. We use Google Adwords to display advertisements about our products and services. ||https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en |
|Google Analytics ||Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps us to understand how our users engage with our websites and so allows us to better tailor our websites to our users’ needs. |
The tool uses a cookie in order to evaluate use of content and compile reports for us on activity on our websites and Apps.
|Lotame ||Lotame is a third party service for serving third party online advertising across online and mobile platforms. It uses a cookie to record online behaviour in order to show relevant advertising. ||http://www.lotame.com/opt-out-preference-manager |
|Nielsen Standard ||Nielsen Standard provides online audience measurement and analysis services. ||http://www.nielsen-online.com/corp.jsp?section=leg_prs&nav=1 |
|Optimizely ||Optimizely provides a range of website analytics services that enable us to better understand how our websites are used. ||https://www.optimizely.com/opt_out |
|Quantcast ||Quantcast is an audience measurement and real-time advertising tool. ||https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/ |
|Qubit ||Qubit provides website optimisation and analytics services. ||Qubit does not track users across domains and therefore do not provide a universal opt out. Please use your browser settings to block or delete the Qubit cookie |
|Webtrends ||Webtrends is a web analytics tool that performs similar functions to Google Analytics in helping us to understand how our users engage with our websites. If you have not logged in and are browsing anonymously, if you subsequently register or are already registered on our web site(s), your online actions on our websites may retrospectively be linked to your user details, and therefore ascribed to you. This is done using information stored in the Webtrends cookies and captured in pixel files unless you have deleted the Webtrends cookie or registered an opt out with Webtrends. This information provides us with a full picture of how our customers interact with our sites to better understand their interests in order to tailor our services and products.You may opt out of the Webtrends cookie by clicking the link in the next column. ||http://kb.webtrends.com/articles/Information/Opting-out-of-Tracking-Cookies-1365447872915 |
If you would like further information or guidance on cookies, please contact us at email@example.com
Policy last updated: May 2014