What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences.
A visit to a page on a Pageant media website (see list here) may generate several types of cookie.
Some cookies are required for visitors to be able to log in to our sites.
There are several ways you may register with a Pageant Media site, for example you may sign up for a trial, subscribe to a newsletter or register for an event.
When you register, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.
Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service.
If you have not selected “Remember Me”, these cookies get deleted after 30 days.
While you are signed into our sites, we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on our sites.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an “anonymous analytics cookie”.
These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.
Unless you are registered with Pageant Media, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.
These cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you’ve seen it.
Other third party cookies
On some pages of our website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.