Why cookies are important
Cookies help make your online experience more efficient and relevant to your interests. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember your user ID and the contents of your shopping baskets, and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently.
Please read below for more detail.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file, or files on your computer, phone, or other device with a browser to save snippets of text for reference by the website you are visiting.
All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser.
These are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. For example, we use session cookies to grant access to content and enable commenting (things you have to log in to do).
These usually have an expiration date and so stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. For example we use persistent cookies for functionality including the "Stay logged-in" tick box. We also use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so that we can improve the site for our customers.
We've included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies and other technologies we use.
Other technologies linked to cookies
What types of cookies do ABP’s sites use and why?
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To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners of ABP. For example, we currently allow partners including:
Ventuno and Youtube for our multimedia platform, and Doubleclick (Google) for our advertising platform;
We also use third party information from third party sources to enable us to deliver advertising. Establishing a particular audience demographic allows us to target advertising based on browsing behaviour stored in a cookie.
We may also allow advertisers to use their own marketing data to target advertising campaigns on this website and as a result you may see advertising based upon website content you have been viewing on another website. For example, a retailer might use information about the products you browsed on their website in order to tailor their advert to you on this website. This information is not shared with us and we do not share information with the advertiser about your browsing of our website.
Below you'll find information and a link to our cookie consent tool to help you manage your cookie preferences.
How can I delete or opt-out of cookies?
You can opt out of cookies at any time by using our cookie consent tool.
This tool includes additional detail on the types of cookies used, what information is being collected and for what purpose. It also includes links to the privacy policies for each individual cookie, giving you the option to allow or block as you choose. When you refer to any one of these privacy policies you’ll find more information on the controls available to you, and your rights with respect to the personal information that these third parties access, collect and use about you.
Please note that we are not responsible for the content of other external websites. Your cookie consent preferences are accessible at any time at the bottom of all ABP website pages.
Alternatively, the following websites provide some useful information on how to do this, as well as about your rights under current data protection and privacy regulations.
For more information, please go to:
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu if you are based in the EU;
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ if you are based in the US.
To opt out of cookies from Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be able to access content if I disable cookies?
You can still browse our sites with cookies disabled, although some functions may not work. For example, ticking the “Stay logged-in” box at log-in will not actually keep you logged in to the site unless you have enabled cookies. If you choose not to allow cookies when you first visit our websites and/or subsequently opt out of cookies, then because of the fact we’re unable to recognise you when you come back to the site, you’ll be asked again to set your cookie preferences.
How long will cookies last for?
If I disable cookies will I still see advertisements?
Yes, but these will no longer be specific to you, your personal interests or browsing behaviours. You can consent to some or all cookies at any time (even if you have previously said no to cookies) by going to our cookie consent tool.
How do I manage my cookie preferences?
You can manage your cookie preferences and consent to some or all cookies at any time (even if you have previously said no) by going to our cookie consent tool.
Changes to this Policy
Last update: May 25th, 2018