We are the publishing group Reach plc. We, via our various subsidiary companies and brands, publish many national websites, regional websites and mobile applications, that millions of people enjoy every month.
Our users and readers are central to our business and always have been dating back, to the early 20th Century. Clearly, the world has changed a lot over the past 100 years but our vision of informing and entertaining people has not and we recognise users place a huge amount of trust in us, in our content and the way we do business. A large part of the change has been technology driven, much of which has been hugely challenging for publishing businesses.
We are committed to managing that change in a way that still allows you free access to the content that matters to you, across our digital platforms. However, we also want you to feel in control of the information you generate when you use our Sites and Apps. The information generated from your browsing, helps us to understand how people use our websites, how we can improve them and also make sure advertisers get a good return on their investment. Their advertising funds our activities and the content you read for free.
This policy explains how cookies are used on Reach plc websites in general and on this website - and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site (not all of them are used on every site).
Cookies are small data files sent from a website to your web browser. They are stored in your web browser’s cache and allow a website or a third party to recognise your browser or mobile device. Mobile devices and browsers can be shared by a number of people, so cookies are not always wholly related to individuals.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Reach PLC are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.
We use two major types of cookies on this Site:
Performance / Analytical hold information as you view different pages of the website and help us to build up a profile of how our readers use the website. They help us to make the website work as efficiently as possible and provide better content and services in the future. We may also use analytics cookies to measure the effectiveness of advertising on the Sites and the Apps and elsewhere on the internet.
Example: By seeing that more browsers and devices from London prefer football content on a Friday evening than Sunday morning, we may change when and how much content we produce for London football teams on a weekday as opposed to a weekend.
Functional remember your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They remember your registration and login details and your settings and preferences. They are used to ensure you don’t have to login every time you use your browser to comment on articles and to ensure interactive services work effectively. They are also used to recommend content we think you'll be interested in, based on what you've looked at before. Personalisation cookies on the Website are provided and managed by STRAT7 Researchbods, a division of STRAT7 Limited (Researchbods), which hosts/develops the Website on our behalf.
Specific cookies used on Your Voice
|Name of Cookie||Type of Cookie||Who serves this Cookie?||When does it expire?|
|_your-voice_session||Essential||your-voice||When the browsing session ends.|
|user_credentials||Essential||your-voice||When the browsing session ends.|
|panel_0_%2F*task*2f*id*||Functional||your-voice||When the browsing session ends.|
|_gat||Performance/Analytical||When the browsing session ends.|
|_gat_newTracker||Performance/Analytical||When the browsing session ends.|
|PREF||Third Party||YouTube||8 months|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Third Party||YouTube||6 months|
|YSC||Third Party||YouTube||When the browsing session ends.|
|remote_sid||Third Party||YouTube||When the browsing session ends.|
In addition to cookies, there are similar technologies that may be used by the Sites and the Apps. These include:
Most web browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. You should look at your web browsers Settings or Help menu to find out how this is done. However, please be aware that switching off cookies may affect the way the Site operates and adversely affect the quality of your experience on the website.
You can restrict the use of Advertising Cookies on our Sites using our cookie management tool here. Alternatively, you can decline to receive interest based advertising at http://youronlinechoices.eu . You can find a description of some of the First Party, Advertising and Third Party Cookies used by Reach plc Sites in our Cookie Technologies List
When using a mobile device, you can opt-out of receiving interest based advertising by selecting ‘Limit Ad Tracking’ in the Settings of your Apple iPhone or iPad, or the “Opt out of Ads Personalisation” in the Google Settings on your Android device. You may also be able to reset the unique identifier that Google uses for online behaviour based advertising (referred to as an “Advertising ID”) in the Settings on your Apple or Android device.
When you use social media platforms with the Sites and the Apps, each platform has its own technologies and policies to be aware of. For information on limiting the use of widgets and sharing functions with social networks, see below:
This Cookies and related technologies notice was published on 25th May, 2018.