Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Last Updated: October 2023
Effective: October 2023

This Cookie Policy describes how XLMedia Publishing Limited uses Cookies by your use of this Site: (the “Site”).

This policy is issued on behalf of the XLMedia plc group of companies (collectively

XLMedia”) therefore when we mention “XLMedia”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this policy, we are referring to the relevant company in the XLMedia group responsible for the Site.


XLMedia Publishing Limited (a subsidiary company of XLMedia plc) is the controller and responsible for the Site.

By visiting the Site and/or using the features made available to you on the Site, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this policy.

You should also refer to our Privacy Policy which also has information about our use of Cookies.

What is a Cookie

A "Cookie" is a small piece of data/text file that a site asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Cookies perform a number of functions associated with browsing sites and are used for a variety of different purposes. These include enabling features of a site to function, providing analytics to assess site performance, and supporting communications and marketing. Cookies are generated or updated by the site and the technologies it uses when the user visits a web page or performs an action. They are then passed to the user's computer or mobile device and stored for subsequent future access. Cookies may be set by us and are referred to as First-Party Cookies. Third Party Cookies are also used for advertising and marketing purposes, and these are Cookies from a domain different to the domain of our Site that you are visiting.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies on this Site for a variety of reasons detailed below. In summary this is in order to understand what features users are interested in, to make the platform and its corresponding services function for you, and to customise your browsing experience. We divide Cookies into categories depending on their origin, function and purpose. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling Cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this Site. It is recommended that you leave on all Cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of Cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling certain Cookies will affect the functionality of this Site and many other sites that you visit. Disabling Cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this Site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable Cookies.
The Cookie Consent tool can be utilized to customize your Cookie preferences. The tool will record when you have consented to our Cookie policy and will ask for consent periodically to ensure users stay up to date with changes to our Cookie and Privacy Policy. The consent tool specifically controls the Marketing Cookies and Analytical Cookies set by using the Site. Essential Cookies cannot be disabled as they are needed for the Site to function. They for example may be set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in to our portal or filling in Site forms. These Cookies do not collect information from a user's computer, and do not identify an individual user.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us, then we will use Cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These Cookies will usually be deleted when you log out; however, in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

Login related Cookies

We use Cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember that you are logged in. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These Cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Forms related Cookies.

When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, Cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Essential Cookies

Essential Cookies and scripts are essential for our Site to function and cannot be switched off. They allow visitors to move around our Site and use its basic features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site, opening navigation, and displaying content. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but some parts of the Site will not then work. These Cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Analytics/Performance Cookies

Analytics allow us to count visits and traffic sources to the Site, so that we can measure and improve the performance of our Site. Analytics let us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Site. All of the information collected from Analytics Cookies is aggregated so it is anonymous. If you do not allow these Cookies we will not know when you have visited our Site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functional Cookies

These Cookies enable the Site to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these Cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Marketing/Targeting Cookies

We use Third Party Cookies. These may be set by us and our various technologies (first party marketing enablers) or third-party providers (third party marketing enablers). These Cookies help us target, measure and improve our digital activity.

Marketing Cookies are deployed or updated when a user interacts with marketing communications such as online adverts, marketing emails or marketing-based landing pages on our Site. They do not directly store personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. This data is collected in order to determine the pages you visit and, if applicable, how you were directed to us. The data is used to improve marketing and communications activities. If you do not allow these Cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising. Third Party Cookies are set by other sites or apps you have visited or used previously. We do not have control over these Cookies and as such may be subject to change.

Personalization Cookies

These Cookies and scripts allow us to remember choices you make (such as your username and language) and provide enhanced, more personal features for you.

Social Media Cookies

These Cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the Site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other sites you visit. If you do not allow these Cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

List of Cookies utilised by this Site.

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