Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

Cookie Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

At Pocketmags, we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use data related to you. Our cookie policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies. Our cookie policy applies to any Pocketmags product or service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.

Does Pocketmags use cookies?

Yes. As described in our Privacy Policy and above, we use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses this website has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe. By continuing to visit or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of necessary cookies for the purposes described within this policy. For all non-essential cookies, you have complete control over which ones you are happy for us to set and which ones you’re not upon your first visit to our site. You can amend or withdraw these consent preferences at any time above.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables Pocketmags to supply features and functionality for this website. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to Pocketmags generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on Pocketmags and help us serve relevant ads to you on-site and around the web.

When do Pocketmags place cookies?

We use cookies on Pocketmags.com and mobile applications. Any browser visiting these sites will receive cookies from us.

Which types of cookies do Pocketmags use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognise you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to our sites or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by our sites when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).

What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to recognise you when you visit our sites, remember your preferences, and give you a personalised experience that’s in line with your browser or app settings. Cookies also make your interactions with Pocketmags faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising on and off Pocketmags.com.

What is Do Not Track (DNT)?

DNT is a concept that has been promoted by regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made, it has been slow. No standard has been adopted to this date. As such, Pocketmags.com does not generally respond to “do not track” signals.

How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and other ad technology, such as beacons, pixels, and tags, help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us understand and improve our service and know when content has been shown to you. Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third-party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third-party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by Pocketmags.com may also set third-party cookies. If you are logged in on pocketmags.com your usage (such as your browsing behaviour) and log data (such as your IP address) will be associated with your account, as noted in our Privacy Policy. We also use aggregate data from third parties and data from your profile and site activity. If you are a member of one of our sites but logged out of your account on a browser, we may continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which analytics we may share in aggregate form with our advertising customers. Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:
  • Provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
  • Provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
  • Help website and product owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps
  • Detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
  • Improve our products
For further information regarding our use of cookies and similar technologies for advertising purposes, please see our Privacy Policy.

Banner advertising on other websites

You may occasionally see adverts related to our products on other websites. These may relate to products you have viewed on our site and other related products/categories. This technology uses cookies, is anonymous and does not contain personal details. Data about your browsing activity is collected and analysed anonymously. A cookie is placed on your computer if this analysis suggests a particular interest. This cookie (rather than your browsing data) then influences the advertising you receive around the web from various websites. Further details about 'behavioural advertising’ can be found here - www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/about-behavioural-advertising. Though this is designed to ensure personally relevant adverts are displayed around the web, should you wish to opt out of this type of advertising permanently, this can be done here - www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

What third-party cookies does Pocketmags use?

Our cookie declaration table at the top of this page lists the third-party cookies on our sites and a short description of what they are used for. Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time.

Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience since it will no longer be personalised to you. It may also stop you from saving customised settings like login information.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?

Upon your first visit to Pocketmags.com, you can set your cookie consent preferences and choose the cookies you are happy to be set and the ones you are not. You can amend or withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the ‘Change your consent’ or ‘Withdraw your consent’ buttons at the top of this page. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Pocketmags.com cookies, within your master browser settings. Please note that the Pocketmags site will not work correctly without the necessary cookies.

To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.

Other helpful resources
To learn more about advertisers’ use of cookies the following links may be helpful: Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information. For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.