What are cookies?
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- To allow our website to remember personalised information such as your preferred language or the region that you are in
- To display ads that are relevant to you when working with our marketing partners. This includes showing you adverts that are related to content and products you have looked at on our website, limiting the number of times you see an advert and helping us to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns
- To understand how you interact with our website so that we can provide you with the best experience
What sort of cookies does It’s a Monthly Thing and Hearst use?
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
How to turn cookies off
Most web browsers allow you to delete and/or turn off cookies in their settings. How you do this varies with the browser you are using and instructions for this can be found in the browser’s “Help” menu.
Please note, in order to make a subscription or shop purchase from our website you must have cookies enabled in your browser, as they enable the functionality on our website that allows you to purchase.
You can delete cookies already stored in your browser, either individually or all cookies, by following the instructions for your browser below. If you delete cookies then you will continue receiving cookies in future unless you also turn off cookies.
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What cookies do we use?
|Cookie name||What it’s used for|
|PHPSESSID||Preserves user session state across page requests.|
|_dc_gtm_UA-#||Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.|
|Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|ads/ga-audiences||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor 's online behaviour across websites.|
|collect||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|fr||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking on e of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.|
|http://impression.php/#||Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button.|
|Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.|
|test_cookie||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|form_key||To prevent against CSRF attacks.|
|Magento core cookies.|
What happens if third party cookies are disabled on my browser?
If third party cookies are disabled on your browser, there will be certain functions such as personalisation that you will not be able to benefit from on our website.
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