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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that websites may place on your computer, mobile device or tablet. They’re used to remember what you have done on a website in order to improve your browsing experience, to help remember log-ins, or to provide advertising while visiting a particular site.

What is a Web Beacon?
Web beacons are images embedded in a web page. We use web beacons to see which of our email messages are opened or forwarded so we can better understand what types of email messages our customers are interested in and how we can improve our communication with our customers.

Our Policy

It’s simple.

We ONLY use cookies to deliver a smooth experience to our website visitors and to understand how visitors use our websites. We do this because we want you to have a great experience browsing our sites, so we can provide you with relevant content and so that we can continually improve the service we provide you.

This means that we DON’T identify you personally as a user of our website, and we DON’T use cookies to target you with advertising.

You can decide whether to accept or reject cookies from us – it’s your choice.

Why we use them?
We use different types of cookies for different functions.

Some cookies allow you to stay logged in while you browse our site. If you didn’t have a cookie for this purpose, you would need to log in every time you loaded a different page from our site. We think this would be a very annoying experience.

Cookies help us identify which of our articles, discussions, videos or documents are the most popular and what type of journey a visitor has through our sites. After we don’t want to spend a lot of time publishing things no-one is interested in.

We place a cookie when you visit a page on which we show an advert. This helps us to collect anonymous information about how frequently adverts are clicked and to understand how interesting and attractive our adverts are. We don’t pass this information to third parties.

A list of all the cookies we use, along with our advert network and technology partners can be found in our cookie list.

Do I have a choice over the use of cookies?
Yes. There are a number of options available. You can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are using at that moment.

Some of the functionality of our website will be lost if you delete all cookies.

All of the ‘popular’ browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To help you better understand these settings, the following links may be helpful to you, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details..

Chrome
Internet Explorer 5
Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7 & 8
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11
Firefox
Safari

We recommend visiting www.aboutcookies.org. for more information about cookies and how to manage them.

Our Main Technology Partners

We work with, and use the following companies to maintain and improve our website. We ensure that any company that works with us and collects data, satisfies data protection requirements. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Google Analytics
We use performance type cookies such as Google Analytics to better understand how visitors use our site, for example, which pages are viewed, how long customers spend visiting a particular page and how often they return to visit our site. This information assists our marketing and sales teams to understand which of our pages are performing well and which pages require improvement.

Get Clicky
Get Clicky is used for collecting anonymous website usage statistics. The information that is collected includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/entry/visited/exit pages, to analyse trends, administer the site, and track user’s movement around the site. Get Clicky sets the “_jsuid” cookie, which allows Get Clicky to create, for example, the following usage profile. More information can be found in the Get Clicky Privacy terms.

Eloqua
We use Eloqua to manage our email campaigns as well our CRM systems.

Twitter
GSMA uses a Twitter ‘badge’ and ‘button’ as a quick way for users to post information, articles or stories from our sites to their Twitter account. Using this function requires the user to enter their twitter account details, but neither this, or any other personal information is collected by GSMA in this process.

WordPress
WordPress provide the platform for the content of certain GSMA websites. WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters.

AddThis
GSMA uses AddThis to help us spread our content across the web by making it easy for visitors to bookmark and share content to their favourite social destinations. For more information please see their Privacy Policy.

Bizo
We participate in the Bizographic Targeting Network (Bizo), an online B2B advertising network. When you visit our websites, Bizo places a bizographic (business demographic) cookie on your browser. This cookie contains no Personally Identifiable Information (PII). It identifies your professional bizographics and allows Bizo advertisers to display professionally relevant advertising on our pages. To learn more about how Bizo targets ads, visit their web site. If you wish to ‘opt out’ of the targeted advertising delivered by Bizo, please visit the Bizo opt out page. Or, you may opt out of multiple ad targeting cookies, including Bizo, via the National Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Disqus
Discus provides discussion forum software enabling us to plug powerful functionality into our sites and engage in conversations with viewers.