Here at THEXPENSIVE we take your privacy very seriously. With this in mind, we would like to make you aware of what a cookie is, how we utilise cookies on our site and how you can change your personal cookie settings. The information below refers to all domains and sub-domains on the Luxury Lifestyle Magazine website.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file containing information, which is placed on your hard drive when you visit a site. It is generated by the website’s server, and the information the cookie contains can be used by that same server whenever the user re-visits the site. A cookie is almost like your identification card, telling a website when the same user has returned.
What Is The Reason For Cookies?
Cookies generally make websites faster and easier for individual
users. They can be used to tailor the website’s content to your
preferences/needs, speed up the use of the site or, alternatively, are
necessary for it to function correctly (for example: Remembering to keep
you logged into the site whilst you browse or for remembering the
products in your shopping cart when you change pages).
We will always make sure our websites contain clear and easy to find information about our cookies.
Are Cookies Dangerous?
NO. Cookies are just small pieces of text. They are not computer programs or viruses, so they cannot be ran as code or used to spread viruses.
Can Cookies Compromise User Privacy?
As previously mentioned, cookies are small text files that are stored on the individual user’s hard drive. Because they cannot run code or do anything malicious, a cookie cannot read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user’s e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.
If you would like to read more about cookies then please visit: aboutcookies.org
LuxuryLifestyleMag.co.uk sets a few cookies throughout its website in order to help us to understand our audience better and make the site as efficient and quick as possible. Here are the types of cookies 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.
Third Party Cookies
Google Analytics is a service that allows us to anonymously track the use of our website by those who visit it. All the data is aggregated and anonymised meaning you cannot be identified personally. This data is imperative to us, as it helps us identify content you would like to see more of, which sections of the site are most popular (so we can develop their features or increase their schedule), as well as helping us tweak the site so it is more in line with your needs.
The following cookies are set on the LuxuryLifestyleMag.co.uk site
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We use Unruly Media to serve targeted video adverts in our various articles and pages. Unruly is committed to ensure the online privacy of users that view their ad-units If you’d like to opt-out from having Unruly collect your non personally identifiable data, click the “Opt-Out from Unruly” button on this page on their website.
More information can be found at unruly.co.
TAN Media & Nativo
We use TAN Media and Nativo to deliver sponsored native content across LuxuryLifestyleMag.co.uk. This content will clearly be marked SPONSORED CONTENT. More information can be found at tan-media.com and Nativo.com respectively.
Within the Nativo link there is also a specific section relating to Cookie data which is also applicable for TAN Media’s demand, please find this below:
The Nativo Cookie we set is a ‘persistent’ browser cookie. This means the Nativo Cookie remains on your device even after you close out of your browser or turn off your device.
Nativo uses this Nativo Cookie to help us store basic information
about a user of website-based Publisher Properties. This enables us to
· identify that user when we see them on a different Publisher Property; or
· remember not to serve that user targeted Ads if they opt out.
To be able to do the above, we need to collect:
· the Cookie ID; and
· information about whether that user has opted-out or not.
Effect of clearing your Cookies
All the information we have about a web-based user is tied to the Cookie ID that is assigned to the Nativo Cookie currently placed on their device. If you clear your cookies, it will delete the Nativo Cookie and therefore the Cookie ID will no longer identify a cookie on your device. This means the next time you visit a Publisher Property, we will not recognize you or your device, we will treat you as an entirely new user we have never seen before and we will set the Nativo Cookie (together with a new Cookie ID) again.
Important note: if you clear or reject cookies, you will also clear the Nativo Cookie that lets us know that you have opted-out of Nativo’s Ads. So, if you’ve previously opted-out and clear/reset your cookies, you will need to opt out again – following the steps outlined here.
Expiry date of the Nativo Cookie.
The Nativo Cookie expires: a year following the time at which you last viewed an Ad we served.
LuxuryLifestyleMag.co.uk is the member of many affiliate networks that provide us with custom tracking links to enable us to earn money if we send visitors to the retailers they work with – who then go on to complete a sale. For example, if you click one of the Debenhams products we recommend in our articles and then go on to buy something from the Debenhams website, LuxuryLifestyleMag.co.uk will receive a small commission for the total value of the sale (usually around 5-10%).
The way this is tracked is via cookies. When you click one of our affiliate links (such as recommended products in articles) the individual affiliate network will drop a cookie on your computer that they can then track if you reach the final confirmation page on the retailer’s checkout. This allows us to recoup some of the money for spending the time researching and picking relevant products for each and every article we produce.
It’s important to note that not everyone pays us a commission, but we’re happy to showcase/recommend their products to ensure we’re always bringing you the best possible recommendations from the whole of the market. Where affiliate links are used it will clearly be stated in the individual article.
From time to time, advertisers may include digital assets which set cookies on an advertiser’s domain or on the domain of our Website. These cookies will only store anonymous information about your interaction with a specific advert and will not be used to personally identify you.
We may also share anonymised behavioural data with advertising partners, to improve the quality and relevance of our advertising. This means that when you are on other websites, you might be shown advertising based on your behaviour on our Website. We may also show you advertising on our site based on your behaviour on other sites.
You may find out more information, including how to opt-out of these cookies being set in your browser by visiting youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
Third Party Media Sites
To support our articles and content, sometimes we embed photos or video content from websites such as YouTube, Instagram and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from sites such as these you may be presented with cookies from these websites (although we always strive to embed non-cookie versions). LuxuryLifestyleMag.co.uk does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Social Sharing Tools
LuxuryLifestyleMag.co.uk provides social sharing buttons and features on many of its web pages – such as (but not limited to) Google ‘+1’, FaceBook ‘Like’ or Twitter ‘Tweet’. These are served using the Add This WordPress plugin to enable users of our site to easily share articles with their friends through their favourite social networks, or to join the Official Luxury Lifestyle Magazine social networks quickly and easily. It must be pointed out that AddThis data will be transferred to the United States. More information on AddThis and the cookies it uses can be found at addthis.com/privacy/terms-of-service and addthis.com/privacy.
Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. LuxuryLifestyleMag.co.uk does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
How To Control & Delete Cookies
Please note that our website may not work correctly if you change certain preferences, such as disabling all cookies.
Please also note that after applying these settings, you will continue to receive advertising, although it may not be tailored to your likely interests using information collected from cookies and similar technologies on your device.
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.
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.
Manage cookie settings in Firefox
Manage cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Manage cookie settings in Microsoft Edge
Alternatively, you may wish to visit aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies can impact on the functionality of LuxuryLifestyleMag.co.uk, as well as jeopardising our earning potential and therefore the ability for us to provide you with the high quality free content you have grown accustomed to on a daily basis.
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