Cookie Policy

As with many websites, we use cookies to keep things running smoothly and efficiently, provided you agree. We use our own cookies (‘first party cookies’) third party cookies.

Third parties whose applications and services we use to enhance your website experience may set their own cookies to track your online activity (‘third party cookies’). These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons) or embedded content from YouTube. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. We have no direct control over information collected by third party cookies.

You can control how cookies are used by making adjustments to your browser settings (see “Can I turn any of this off? How?”, below).

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that contain information we store on your device when you visit our website. Cookies can be used either during a single visit (‘session cookies’) or for repeat visits (‘persistent cookies’).

Why do you use them?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other visitors. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, and also allows us to improve our site and our services, making your visit more enjoyable. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action, such as clicking the ‘like’ or ‘follow’ button on a post or a share on social media.

Do you share them with anyone? With whom and why?

We do not share identifiable cookie data or tracking data outside of our organisation. Only select members of the digital team with administrator rights can access and manage data collected using cookies. We may share reports or raw anonymised cookie data with external professionals to assist us with marketing activities and website improvement. In such cases, we impose conditions on them to prevent any re-purposing or reverse engineering.

How long do you store them and where are they stored?

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 2 years.

Can I turn any of this off? How?

You can manage and disable cookies using your browser. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this site. For more details on advertising cookies and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu. Visit the UK Information Commissioner’s Office website website to learn more about the various ways you can control cookies.

What will happen if I disable cookies?

If you disable cookies that are strictly necessary, website won’t function as intended. Those that are used to enhance the user experience by, for example, remembering your preferences, will no longer remember them and you’ll need to set them each time. If you disable cookies such as those used for analytics, your information won’t be used for that purpose. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of websites. Disabling cookies will not disable web beacons and other trackers, but the functionality of the beacons will be restricted.

What other rights do I have?

You have the right to request access to your Personal Data, or ask us to correct it, erase it, restrict processing of some of all of it, or even take all electronic information we have on you with you (data portability). Find out more here.

If I’m not happy, where can I make a complaint?

We encourage you to contact us directly at the information above if you have any concerns, so we can work with you to address the issues. However, you may also lodge a complaint directly with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about any aspect of our handling of your information. Here’s how:

Which ones do you use and for which purposes?

Technical cookies: we need to use these cookies to operate our website for technical purposes.

Analytical/performance cookies: we use these to collect general information about our website visitors and see how they move around our website. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring visitors can easily find what they are looking for. These are collected in anonymous form.

We currently use the following cookies on this website:

Type of Cookie Name Purpose, Storage Period, Sharing
Technical Cookie cookie‑notice‑dismissed We block the loading of Google Analytics scripts until the user clicks ‘Approve’ on our cookie consent banner. Once a user clicks ‘approve’ it creates a cookie that is valid for 31 days. Each page load checks for the existence of this cookie. If it exists, the blocked scripts are loaded.
Analytical cookies Google Analytics
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We use these cookies to collect information and compile reports about how visitors use our website so we can improve your experience. For example, they help us estimate our audience size and usage pattern. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

They expire after a maximum of 2 years.

Find out more about their use and how you can control your settings across website here: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our cookie policy or information we hold about you, please contact our Data Protection Lead by emailing privacy@arcturuspublishing.com or by writing to:

Arcturus Publishing Limited
26/27 Bickels Yard
151-153 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3HA
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7407 9400