(Updated August 2020)
This Cookies Policy explains how Marmic Team
or other technologies (“Services”), or visit a website, app or service which uses our Services, information may be
information collected when you use our Services.
This Cookies Policy provides the following information for users:
A cookie is a small data file, often including a unique identifier, which is sent to your computer, mobile phone or tablet device (referred to in this
policy as a “device”) by the web server so the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on
the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our Services, information about your device,
e.g. the device’s IP address and browser type, broad location and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third
party site, the URL of the linking page. If you have registered for any Services or you are a subscriber, it may also
collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber
verification purposes.This Cookies Policy provides the following information for users:
Similar technologies known as “local storage” may also be used in our Services as an alternative to cookies. This is technology which is similar to
cookies and performs very similar functions, such as caching data to enable us to improve our Services, allowing you
to register for our Services, tracking activity to enable us and our advertisers to advertise to you in accordance
with this policy and counting the number of people who view adverts on our Services. Where we refer to “cookies” in
this policy, we mean cookies or similar technologies.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and help us to tailor our Services to your interests. Information provided by cookies can help us to
analyse your use of our Services and help us to provide you with a better user experience.
In addition to cookies, our Services may also use web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs. These are all types of technology implemented by websites
or third party ad servers to allow them to analyse your website use and help improve your experience of the Services.
Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to a website and are deleted from
your device when you close your browser;
Persistent cookies are saved on your device for a fixed period of time after the browser has closed and
are used where we (or a third party) need to identify you for a later browsing session. The fixed period of time is
typically 30-90 days for targeting or behavioural advertising cookies and may be up to 26 months for analytical
performance and measurement cookies;
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting; and Third party
cookies are cookies used within our Services which are set by other organisations. These
include cookies from external analytics services which help us to understand the use of our sites, or by advertisers
so that they can track the effectiveness of their advertisements.
1. Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are essential to the running of our Services. They are used to remember
your preferences on our websites and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these
cookies is usually anonymised, so we cannot identify you personally. Functional cookies do not track your internet
usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising, but they do help with serving advertising.
These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
2. Essential or ‘Strictly Necessary’ Cookies
These cookies are essential for the running of our Services. Without these cookies, parts of
our websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do remember
preferences beyond your current visit and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing
purposes. These cookies are usually session cookies which will expire when you close your browsing session.
3. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our
Services, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users a website has. Web
analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies allows us
to analyse patterns of user behaviour and we use that information to enhance user experience or identify areas of the
website which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does
not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes
Future, together with our trusted partners,
1. Essential and Functional Cookies
We use these cookies to enable certain online functionality including:
- access your information so we can provide you with customised content and experiences, or remember the last page
you visited on the Services;
- identify returning users, registrants and subscribers and allow them to be presented with a personalised version
of the site;
- eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details;
- commenting on our sites;
- to support security measures and to assist in identifying possible fraudulent or abusive activities.
If you object to the use of essential and functional
cookies please scroll down to: How can users manage or opt out of cookies?
2. Analytical Performance and Measurement Cookies
We use these cookies to measure users’ behaviour to better develop our Services.
By using analytics services provided by third parties such as Google Analytics and ComScore, we can analyse and
measure which pages are viewed and how long for and which links are followed, and we can use this information to
provide more content which is of interest. We also use this analysis to report on our performance and to sell
If you object to the use of analytical performance and measurement cookies please see here: How
can users manage or opt out of cookies?
3. Targeting and Behavioural Advertising Cookies
We use these cookies to:
- manage online advertising and revenue share arrangements. Our approved advertising partners, primarily Google
(Doubleclick, AdX, AdSense), Rubicon Project, Index Exchange, AppNexus, OpenX, Pubmatic, Criteo and GroupM use
cookies together with web beacons to provide advertising to you and to enable us to manage our relationship with
those advertisers by, for example, tracking how many unique users have seen a particular advertisement or followed
a link in an advertisement;
- manage eCommerce activities via affiliate links and associated revenue share arrangements;
- measure general user behaviour across our sites and third party sites to build a profile based on users browsing
patterns so that we and third parties can target advertising to users that will be more relevant to users’
interests. This means that if, for example, users visit a page with a review about a particular camera then the
cookie will collect this information and we may target adverts for that camera to those users and, if users visit
third party sites that are part of the same advertising network, those third parties may target adverts for that
camera to those users;
- to create profiles that trusted third parties can buy to allow them to better target their advertising with more
relevant content; and
- keep track of the number of users who saw a particular ad or visited a particular page of one of our websites,
analyse the effectiveness of our ads, and provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers.
The trusted partners we work with in relation to targeting and behavioural advertising include third-party ad servers, ad agencies, technology vendors,
providers of advertisement content, research firms and other companies that help us provide more effective
advertising and offer you a more personalised experience. As your browser, app or device communicates with the third
party’s servers, these companies can collect information, including your IP address, page header information, browser
or device information, just as if you had requested their web page or used their apps directly.
We cannot control nor do we have access to
any cookies placed on your computer by third party advertisers and sponsors. For more detailed information about the
third parties who we work with on targeting and behavioural advertising, please click here.
If you object to the use of targeting and
behavioural advertising cookies please scroll down to: How can users manage or opt out of
4. Other Third Party Cookies
You may notice on some pages of our websites that cookies have been set that are not related
to Future. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party
service providers may set their own cookies on your device. Future does not control the use of these third party
cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who
originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
Some of our websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your
browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking
users. Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies; rather than having individual cookies for
particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data, if any,
may be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored. You can manage
which websites can store information in Flash cookies on your device via the website storage settings panel on the
We also include web beacons in our emails to track the success of our marketing campaigns. This means that if you open an email from us we can see which of the
pages of our Website you have visited. Our web beacons do not store additional information on your device but, by
communicating with our cookies on your device, they can tell us when you have opened our email.
If you object to the use of web beacons please scroll down to:
How can users manage or opt out of cookies? For
more detailed information about the third party cookies on our sites, please click here.
Some people find the idea of a website
storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a
third party. For example, you may object to being served advertising which is targeted to your interests based on
your browsing history. If you would prefer to opt out of cookies, it is possible to control cookies by following the
steps below, however you should be aware that you might lose some features and functionality of the website if you do
Cookies, including those which have already
been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to
control cookies. Some internet browsers have a ‘Do Not Track or ‘DNT’ setting; this sends a signal to websites asking
them not to track your browsing. The following links may be helpful:
setting in Firefox
Cookie setting in
setting in Internet Explorer
Cookie setting in Chrome
In some cases, you can choose to accept
cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific
advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the site. To learn
more about how to reject cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or go to the help menu
within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier
of your web browser. For more information about third party cookies generated by advertisers please
visit www.youronlinechoices.com Please be
aware that these are third party websites and Future does not accept any liability for the instructions given on
Opting out of Analytical Performance
Cookies: If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, please do so by clicking on the
relevant links in this Third Party Cookies table here.
Opting out of
Targeting and Behavioural Advertising Cookies: If you would like to disable third party
cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the
third party’s website. Please click here for details.
You can find out how to decline targeting
and behavioural advertising cookies by visiting:
Web Beacons You can normally render web beacons and other tracking technologies
ineffective by switching off cookies in your browser. There are also browser add-ons and extensions that specifically
block web beacons. If you object to web beacons in emails, we recommend that you follow the instructions for deleting
existing cookies and disabling future cookies above. We will still know how many of our emails are opened and we will
automatically receive your IP address, a unique identifier of your device or other access device; but we will not
identify you as an individual.
Please contact Marmic Team Data Protection
Officer if you would like more information on the cookies that we use and their purposes:
For more information
about cookies please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
General information about data
protection may be found at: Information Commissioner’s website: https://ico.org.uk/
Direct Marketing Association: https://dma.org.uk/