Cookies

Cookies - what they are, and how Cision News uses them

When you interact with the Cision News website we will use your IP address and cookies to provide certain functionality to you and to better understand how our services are being used and to enhance your user experience.

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

Cookies on the Cision News website

1. Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access subscription content. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, a subscriber will not be able to access all of the content they are entitled to.

2. Performance Cookies

We use other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which navigational approach is most effective, and to find and diagnose errors. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

3. Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences.

We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.

No advertisers or other third parties currently use cookies on Cision News websites.

Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites.

The first time you accessed our website after 31 July 2012, you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please do in your browser using the “tools” (for Chrome, Firefox, IE), “settings” (Opera), or “preferences” (Safari) menu options.

Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.

More information about businesses’ use of cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.