Dubai Lynx Cookies Policy

When you visit an Ascential website(s), Ascential uses “cookie” technology try to make that experience simple, personalised and meaningful. Cookies are small data files which are issued to your computer or any similar device you use to access the internet (e.g. smart phone, tablet or other mobile device) when you visit a website. Cookies store and sometimes track information about your use of the website. A number of cookies Ascential use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the website and will last for longer.

Ascential use cookies to:

  1. create a specific log-in session for a visitor to a Ascential website in order that page requests by that visitor are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner;
  2. recognise when a visitor to a Ascential website has visited before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to the website and allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
  3. customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the website;
  4. store your product selections to the shopping basket; and
  5. collect statistical information about how our visitors use the website(s) so that we can improve the website(s) and learn which parts are most popular to visitors;
  6. gather information through our advertising partners, about the pages on the Ascential website(s) that you visit, and also other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in an “interest segment”. This information is then used to serve interest-based advertisements which it is believed will be targeted to your interests. For more information about this type of interest based advertising, and about how to turn this feature off please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ or follow the link to the website of our advertising partners shown below. Without these cookies, advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and to your interests.

Some of the cookies used by Ascential websites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on a Ascential website(s) you may not be able to take full advantage of the website(s) if you do so.

We have described the main cookies used on our website(s) below:

COOKIES THAT SUPPORT OUR WEB PLATFORM

"__RequestVerificationToken"
This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.

".ASPXAUTH"
This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It is commonly used to identify a logged-in user to enable access to secure areas of a site.

"ASP.NET_SessionId"
General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

"SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE"
This cookie name is associated with the Sitecore Content Management System as is used for web analytics to identify repeat visits by unique users.

"dtCookie", "dtLatC", "dtPC"
This cookie name is associated with software from Dynatrace, an application performance management (APM) software company. Their software manages the availability and performance of software applications and the impact on user experience in the form of deep transaction tracing, synthetic monitoring, real user monitoring, and network monitoring.

ANALYTICS COOKIES

"_ga"
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is an update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports.

"_gid"
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics and stores a unique value for each page visited.

“PREF”, “VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE”, “YSC”
YouTube uses these cookies to analyse traffic from embedded videos on our website(s).

MARKETING COOKIES

"_mkto_trk"
This cookie is associated with an email marketing service provided by Marketo. This tracking cookie allows a website to link visitor behaviour to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness.
"com.silverpop.iMA.page_visit", "com.silverpop.iMA.session", "com.silverpop.iMAWebCookie"
Used to support IBM Silverpop Engage email marketing, to permit newsletter activity and tracking.

"_CAN_BId"
This cookie is set on sites using the CANDDi software from UK company Campaign and Digital Intelligence Ltd. The software provides the capacity to identify individuals visiting a site in real time, linked up directly with personal data held about the visitor, to improve sales conversion rates. This cookie contains a unique identifier for each visitor, enabling consistent tracking between visits.

"CAN_SId"
This cookie is set on sites using the CANDDi software from UK company Campaign and Digital Intelligence Ltd. The software provides the capacity to identify individuals visiting a site in real time, linked up directly with personal data held about the visitor, to improve sales conversion rates. This cookie is a session identifier which enables tracking of visitors in a single browser session.

"ceg.s"
This cookie name is associated with software provided by Crazy Egg Inc., a USA based company providing web analytics that tracks how visitors interact with pages on a site.

"ceg.u"
This cookie name is associated with software provided by Crazy Egg Inc., a USA based company providing web analytics that tracks how visitors interact with pages on a site.

"OptimizelyBuckets"
Cookie set by the Optimizely website optimisation platform. Used to store the page variants assigned to a user for A/B performance testing, to ensure the user gets a consistent experience.

"OptimizelyEndUserId"
Cookie set by the Optimizely website optimisation platform. This cookie is a unique user identifier.

"OptimizelySegments"
This cookie is set by the Optimizely website optimisation platform. It holds audience segmentation information for a visitor.

"_hjIncludedInSample"
This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.

"zarget_user_id"
Zarget enables personalisation and testing for subsets of users. This cookie is set to collect information on user identification. This cookie is set only once upon visitor’s first page visit. Cookie expiration time is 30 days.