Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy2018-08-09T15:47:05+00:00

What types of cookies are used on this website?

Aspen Media uses first party cookies on this website and these can be categorised in the following ways:

  • Essential cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable users to navigate the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services that you have requested, such as shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remember where you’ve been on the Internet.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how users use a website, for instance, which pages users go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a user. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and only used to improve how a website works.
  • Functional cookies: These cookies allow a website to remember preferences (such as language or region) and offer improved and customised functions. The information that these cookies collect can be anonymous and they may not record your browsing activity on other websites.
  • Social Media Cookies: These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on the website on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within Aspen Media’s control.  Please refer to the respective privacy policies for how their cookies work.

Some of Aspen Media’s web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.

By using the Aspen Media website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device as set forth in this Cookies Notice.  The table below explains the types of cookies Aspen Media uses and why.

Cookie Type Cookie Name Cookie Purpose Choice
 Essential  frontend Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.  Not Applicable.
 Performance _ga is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 2-years.

_gid is used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24-hours.

_gat is used to throttle requests and has an expiration of 10-minutes.

These cookies collect information about how users use the website, for instance which pages users go to most often, distinguish unique visits and sessions and how a user reached the site. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a user. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and only used to improve how a website works. To opt out, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

How do I change my cookie settings?

If you prefer not to accept cookies into your browser, the help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, disabling cookies may result in certain parts of the website and resources not operating correctly or prevent you from taking full advantage of some of the features of the services offered. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

The following links show how to disable cookies in different browsers:

•  Setting cookie preferences in Internet Explorer

•  Setting cookie preferences in Firefox

•  Setting cookie preferences in Chrome

•  Setting cookie preferences in Safari web and iOS.