is owned and operated by DVV Media International Ltd. Information we collect from users of the sites will be stored by us on computers in the UK and may be used in the following ways:

Contact details

We will use your contact details (your name, job title, telephone and fax number and your e-mail and postal addresses) to provide any services requested by you and also to tell you about important changes to the site and its functionality. These details will be used by us and by businesses within DVV Media International and their associated companies to provide you with information about other services and products and may also be disclosed to third party businesses and advertisers for the same purpose.

If you do not wish to be contacted for this purpose, please express your preferences by emailing us at

Voluntary Information

We may ask for further information about you as part of online surveys or if you enter any competition or other promotional feature. This information will be used to enable us to improve our website or online service. It may also be disclosed to other companies who may provide services of interest to you.


Cookies are small pieces of information stored by us on your computer which enable us to identify your computer when you access our services or websites. We may use cookies to provide you with a convenient means of access, without needing your password. Also, to protect the integrity of registered user names and passwords and to limit access to 'registered' services. The information we gather by use of cookies does not include personally identifying information. You have the option to refuse these cookies. If you choose to refuse these cookies you will be able to use this web site, but will not be able to use the channels of this website that require user registration (eg access to buyers’ guides) or register for other services such as editorial emails.

The following Cookie categories are based on the classification presented in The International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide.

Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide services that you have requested.

Category 1 Cookies used by
Content Management SystemWe use Wordpresss as a Content Management system, and this uses the cookies outlines below. Find out more about Wordpress cookies here:
Non-version specific datawp_setcookie($username, $password, $already_md5 = false, $home = , $siteurl = )- This function sets the cookie.wp_clear_auth_cookie() - This function will delete the cookie from the client browser. This happens when the user clicks on the Logout link in the Administration interface.auth_redirect() - This function also utilises the cookies. Checks whether the cookie is present on the client browser. If it is not, the user is sent to the wp-login.php login screen. After logging in, the user is sent back to the page he or she attempted to access.
CommentsWhen visitors readers add a comment on our website, they too get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won't need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. Three cookies are set for commenters:

  • comment_author
  • comment_author_email
  • comment_author_url

The commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they're set.


Category 2: Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often.  The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way our website works.

Category 2 Cookies used by
Embedded video and audioMost videos of’s are hosted on YouTube, which uses cookies to collect statistics and improve site experience.


Category 3: Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your username) and provide enhanced, more relevant features.

Category 3 Cookies used by
User Preferences Preference cookies remember settings you’ve applied to this site such as Layout, Default views, Search filters, Number of Search results per page etc.
Login InformationLogin cookies may be used to communicate your login details across pages of this website.  This data is encrypted and not shared with third parties.  We use S2Member to manage some of our subscription-based areas, which has it’s own cookies. Find out more here:


Category 4: Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

Category 4 Cookies used by
Targeted AdvertisingAdvertising cookies are used by third parties to gather and send information to other websites so that they can present you with adverts you may be interested in.These cookies can be linked to clicks on ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons which may be used on this site.

The following third party advertising networks are used by :

• Google

• ONE by AOL Display MP

You may choose to decline these cookies by visiting the following sites.

• Google advertising opt-out page

ONE by AOL opt-out page

In addition, third-party advertisers run adverts on and use their own advertising networks. If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.

Campaign TrackingCampaign Tracking cookies are used to monitor how effective adverts, promotions and e-newsletters are. traffics its own campaigns through:

ONE by AOL opt-out pageIn addition, third party advertisers run campaigns on If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.


To contact us about the use of Cookies on this site please email

Web Activity Reporting

We use Google Analytics software which requires a cookie in order to gather valuable information about how users navigate around the site. View the Google Analytics privacy policy.

Statistical information

Aggregate statistical information provided by us to our advertisers or others regarding sales or website usage will not include personally identifying information.

Commercial Advertising

Please click this link for the Privacy Policy statement of our advertisement content provider.

To alter your details

If your personal information changes, you can alter the details we hold by emailing