This is the Cookies Policy (the ‘Cookies Policy’) for TechMedia Group (‘TMG’ / ‘we’). Please read it carefully to ensure that you are willing to accept the cookies used by the Website and the third-party services the Website uses.
The definitions set out in the Terms of Website Use will apply (except where the context otherwise requires).
What cookies are
Cookies are small ‘packets’ of data downloaded to your computer which communicate with websites in order to provide information to those who operate them. For example, they may help website operators improve your experience on their website or distinguish you from other users.
How We Use Them
When you log into the website via entering your password and/or cell phone number and email address, or via a link in an email, a cookie is set which stores an alphanumeric identifier that enables the browser to keep you logged in until you log out. There are two versions of this cookie to signify how you logged in, which determines what can be accessed through your account page.
We also store cookies to help manage your experience on the Website. This includes whether or not to load assets from our content delivery network, what landing page you signed up from, how long you have been a member and other A/B tests we conduct in order to improve the Website.
All the cookies set by TMG can be deleted by logging out or will expire no later than 13 months from the last time you accessed the Website.
Third Party cookies
When you visit the Website, you are also making connections to various third-party websites, each with access to set and manage cookies of their own. TMG does not have access to any data contained within these cookies, nor can we manage these cookies.
We publish interest-based advertisements on our website using Google AdX. These are adverts tailored by Google to reflect your interests, which it tracks using the “DoubleClick” cookie. The DoubleClick cookie is widely distributed by a number of websites and you may well already have a copy of them on your computer before visiting the Website. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to the Website and/or other sites on the Internet.
You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at (http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/). You can opt-out of the AdX and AdSense partner network cookie at (http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html). However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at (http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin).
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies in the following way:
In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector
In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies setting by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”
In Google Chrome, you can disable all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Under the Bonnet”, then selecting “Content Settings”.
Refusing all cookies will prevent you from accessing the Website correctly or remembering who you are. Blocking third party cookies should not interrupt your experience on the Website.
This Cookies Policy was last updated:
Tuesday, 1st October, 2019
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