Cookies Policy

This policy outlines what cookies and similar tracking technologies our website uses, how we use them and information on how to opt out of these cookies if you wish to do so.

What are cookies?
Cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as tags, scripts and beacons, are small pieces of code (referred to as cookies hereafter) that are stored on a device (computer, mobile phone, tablet etc) and enable a website can "personalise" itself to users by remembering information about the user's visit to the website. We also use cookies within emails we may send.

Cookies are used to collect information, where available, about your device, your IP address, operating system and browser type and how you have interacted with our websites.

While cookies are used to identify users and devices, they only ever collect non-personal information such as IP addresses, device IDs. If the data cookies collect are ever merged with any other information with which you have provided us, such as email addresses, these are anonymised in such a way that identification to actual people is impossible.

Why do we use them?
Our Websites use cookies to:

  • Store any preferences you have made and display content to you in a more personalised way
  • Evaluate our website’s promotional effectiveness
  • Gain insight into the nature of our audience so we can tailor our content accordingly

We will always make sure our website contains clear and easy to find information about our cookies.

What types of cookies do we use?

  • Per-session cookies - We only use these while you are visiting our website and they are deleted when you leave. They remember you as you move between pages, for example recording the items you add to an online shopping basket. They also help maintain security.
  • Persistent cookies - These cookies stay on your computer until they expire or are deleted. We set automatic deletion dates so that we don't keep your information for longer than we need to.
  • First and third-party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.

 

Below is a full list of the cookies that we use:

Cookie

Type

Description

ARRAffinity

Necessary
First party
Session

Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.

UMB_UPDCHK Necessary
First party
Session
 Stores on-identifiable config info for the Conde Nast College website's Content Management System

__livechat

Preferences
Third party
Persistent

Used to personalise LiveChat experience

__livechat_lastvisit

Preferences
Third party
Persistent

Used to personalise LiveChat experience

amplitude_idlivechatinc.com

Preferences
Third party
Persistent

Used to personalise LiveChat experience

lang

Preferences
Third party
Session

Remembers the user's selected language version of a website

@@History/@@scroll|#

Statistics
Third party
Session

You Tube

__utma

Statistics
Third party
Persistent

Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics

__utmb

Statistics
Third party
Persistent

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit

__utmc

Statistics
Third party
Persistent

Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit

__utmt

Essential
Third party
Persistent

Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server

__utmz

Essential
Third party
Persistent

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the website. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

p.gif

Necessary
Third party
Session

Adobe Typekit – to deliver website fonts

fr

Marketing
Third party
Persistent

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

GPS

Marketing
Third party
Session

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location

tr

Marketing
Third party
Session

Facebook

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Marketing
Third party
Persistent

Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos

YSC

Marketing
Third party
Session

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen

laravel_session

Third party
Persistent

formconnector.com 

XSRF-TOKEN

Third party
Persistent

formconnector.com

csrftoken Functional
Third party
Persistent
Used by the Instagram API to authenticate the session of a unique user
rur Functional
Third party
Persistent
Used by the Instagram API to control the feed embedding
urlgen Functional
Third party
Persistent
Used by the Instagram API to authenticate the  the site where the feed is embedded
mcd Functional
Third party
Persistent
Used by the Instagram API to control the feed embedding
_biz_flagsA Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
_biz_uid Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
optimizelyBuckets Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
__cfduid Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
optimizelySegments Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
_hp2_props.3538148622 Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
_hp2_id.3538148622 Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
_gaexp Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
_ga Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
optimizelyEndUserId Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
trwv.uid Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
_biz_nA Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.
_biz_pendingA Statistics
Third party
Persistent
Used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics by CloudFlare - hosting provider of embedded videos.

 

Opting out of cookies
We provide you with choice over the use of cookies as described in this policy.

Please note that our websites may not work correctly if you change certain preferences, such as disabling all cookies.

First Party Cookies. If you'd rather we didn't use cookies when you visit us, click here for information on how to configure your browser settings to reject cookies.

Third Party Cookies. If you would like to opt-out of third-party cookies, here are some options:

  • Google provides a suite of tools to control its cookies:
    • Google Analytics, which is a tool used to track and report website traffic, provides an out-out browser add-on that can be downloaded here.
    • Google Safety Centre has a tool where you can control the ads you see on Google and control the data used for serving ads to you. It can be found here.
  • If you wish to block other cookies, you can use the browser-level cookie controls described below.

Browser-level cookie controls

Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.