Cookie Policy

Cookie Notice

1. Who we are and how to contact us

We are Yimbly, part of the Reach group, which is made up of Reach plc and its subsidiaries. We, via our various subsidiary companies and brands, publish via newspapers, magazines and digital platforms; national websites and regional websites (our ‘Sites’), and mobile applications (our ‘Apps’), enjoyed by millions every month. You can see the list of websites and brands here.

Our address is: One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AP.

For any queries you have relating to this Notice, you can contact our Data Protection Team via the forms provided within our Privacy Notice, or by writing to ‘The Data Protection Team’ at the above address.

2. About this Cookie Notice

This notice explains how we use cookies and similar technologies (‘cookies’) on our Sites and Apps and how you can manage the behaviour of these cookies. With that in mind, we want you to feel in control of the information you generate when you use our Sites and Apps; this Notice is organised based on what you might want to know about how we use cookies, including how you can manage the behaviour of these cookies.

3. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file sent from a website to your web browser. It is stored in your web browser’s cache and allows a website, or a third party, to recognise your browser or mobile device, and to obtain data about your browsing activity. 

Mobile devices and browsers can be shared by a number of people, so cookies do not always relate to particular individuals. For a detailed description of how we use the personal data we collect, please see our Privacy Notice.

4. What types of cookies do we use?

We use five main types of cookies: essential, functional, analytic, personalisation, and advertising.

4.1 Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with the services that you have requested from us; because of their essential nature, they cannot be switched off.

4.2 Functional Cookies

These cookies enable us to remember some important information, such as your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, your registration and log in details, and your settings and preferences.

They are used by us to ensure that you don’t have to log in every single time you want to comment on our articles, and to ensure our interactive services work effectively.

4.3 Analytic Cookies

Analytic cookies retain information as you view different pages on our Sites, and they help us to paint a picture of how our customers use our Sites.

Additionally, these cookies 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.

4.4 Personalisation Cookies

These cookies enable us to recommend content we think you’ll be interested in, based on what you’ve looked at before.

4.5 Advertising Cookies

These cookies are placed by us, to deliver more relevant advertising. We undertake this activity on the basis of your consent, which we request through the ‘cookie banner’ which appears when you first visit our Site. The ‘cookie banner’ message box will reappear from time to time in case you change your mind, or when something changes (typically every 30 days). 

These cookies may gather information about your browsing activity. They allow us to show more relevant ads. We might tailor advertising to you when you visit our Sites.

When you have accepted the placement of advertising cookies via our CMP and, subsequent to this consent, provide us with your email address (when you create an account, sign up for a newsletter, enter a competition/survey etc.) we share your email address in a hashed form to trusted 3rd parties. Such information will be used to enable targeted advertising, profiling, and interest-based content.

Please see section 3 of our Privacy Notice for further information about how we use your personal data.

5. Why do we use cookies?

The information generated from your browsing helps us to understand how people use our websites, how we can improve them, and also to make sure that adverts are more relevant to you.

Examples of what we use cookies for include:

  • Cookies help in delivering dynamic and personalised content to users based on their preferences. If you view a specific category, for example, Pets we may show you more Pet content around the site.
  • If a browser or device is recognised to enjoy lots of content about Health and Beauty, we may show additional content around Health and Beauty. 
  • Cookies can store information about a user's past browsing and purchasing history. By analysing this data, we can provide personalised product recommendations. For example, if a user frequently searches for or buys tech gadgets, the site might showcase related products such as accessories, complementary items, or newer versions of gadgets.

Further information on the purposes of placing cookies can be found within our CMP, displayed to all new Site visitors. It can also be found via the Privacy cog icon or link at the bottom of each webpage for our Sites and for Apps via the ‘My Account’ Link at the bottom of the screen which includes ‘My Privacy’ and takes you to the CMP.

6. How can you manage your cookie preferences?

6.1 On Site

We have put a Consent Management Platform (CMP) in place on our Sites. This platform helps you to manage what non-Essential cookies are placed on your device; you can decide whether to accept or reject a range of cookies with defined purposes. These preferences can be changed at any time, by clicking on the Privacy cog icon or link on the bottom of every webpage.

Additionally, most web browsers will allow you to stop accepting cookies. This is normally controlled through the Settings or Help page of a browser; further information can be found using the below links:

●      Microsoft Edge cookie settings

●      Firefox cookie settings

●      Chrome cookie settings

●      Safari cookie settings

For interest-based advertising, you can also opt-out by visiting:

7. How long do cookies last?

Cookies are stored on your device until you delete them or until they expire, as a general rule we will not retain any data that has been captured through their use for any longer than necessary.

Detailed information regarding the duration of cookies set by our partners, can be found within the relevant section of our CMP.

8. Are there any third parties involved? 

When you provide us with permission, we will share data collected through the use of cookies and similar technologies on our Sites and Apps with selected third party partners.

We provide detailed information on the activity of partners, including the data that they collect and what they use it for, within the relevant sections of our CMP.

10. Social Media Technologies 

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:

For Twitter widgets, you can find more information here.For Meta widgets, you can find more information here.For Pinterest widgets, you can find more information here

For Tik Tok widgets, you can find more information here

11. Cookie Notice last updated

This Notice was updated on 11/03/2024.