If you have any queries about how we use your personal information or cookies, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]
If you wish to manage your cookies, please follow the “How to manage cookies” instructions below.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may place on your computer or device when you visit a site. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons, pixels or similar files can do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Cookies serve many functions. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our Sites are performing, or allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.
Purpose of cookies
We group our cookies into the below categories.
Operating our Sites
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our Sites. This includes cookies for the following purposes:
Access – we use these cookies to identify subscribers and ensure access to subscription-only pages, including premium access.
Performance – we use these cookies to monitor Site performance. This allows us to provide a high-quality experience by quickly identifying and fixing any issues. For example, we might use performance cookies to track error messages and to determine improvements to our Sites.
Functionality – we use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, we use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services, such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.
For our Sites that offer behaviourally or demographically targeted advertising, you will have the opportunity to turn this off in your account. If you turn this off, you will still see the same number of advertisements, but they may be less relevant to you. You may continue to see “contextual” advertisements that are not targeted based on your personal information – for example, a motoring advertisement presented in a motoring article.
Third-party cookies on our Sites
We also use third-party cookies on our Sites that fall into the categories above (“third-party cookies”) for the following reasons:
- to help us monitor traffic on our Sites (like many companies, we use Google Analytics to do this);
- to identify fraudulent or non-human traffic;
- to assist with market research;
- to improve Site functionality;
- to monitor compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
We also use third-party cookies for programmatic advertising. This is where we sell digital advertising space through automated technology via Google Doubleclick.
These third-party cookies are used within programmatic for measurement, attribution and management of frequency. They may also be used for personalising advertisements based on data you have shared with third parties to the extent that you have consented to this.
Advertisers sometimes use their cookies to measure performance and to identify fraudulent or non-human traffic. To the extent that you have given them your consent, advertisers may also provide targeted advertising based on their data. For example, advertisers may use a profile they have built either on their site or on sites they have previously visited to present you with more relevant advertisements during your visit to https://aventigo.com.
Our standard advertising terms and conditions do not permit advertisers to drop their cookies for profiling or retargeting without your consent.
Use of pixels in emails
- Determining which of our emails are more attractive to users.
- Selecting users’ activity and engagement with our products and services.
- Informing our advertisers (in aggregate) how many users have clicked on their advertisements.
The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML via your email provider settings.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.