Cookie Policy

Please note: this is our initial policy and what we see as the 1st stage of achieving privacy compliance for all visitors to our site (including Opt-In / Opt-Out). There is a degree of confusion currently around what is considered consent for cookies and this is likely to be the case for a little while yet so here at Kelsey Publishing Group (KPG) we are not just addressing the legal compliance aspects, we also believe in open and transparent business operations.

Apart from the additional information provided by this update, the operation of the all kelsey websites have not changed or been modified. The detail contained within this page is provided to ensure you are fully aware of the cookies we have in use, allowing you to make an informed choice about your continued acceptance of cookies.

We are currently examining all elements of our web operations and working on a 3-stage approach to meet the EU guidelines relating to protecting your privacy online we want you to be 100% confident in using our sites, and for you to be more than satisfied that your privacy is of the utmost importance to us.

The 1st stage is all about us providing you with the detail around the cookies we use. The 2nd stage is about internal change across our business to educate staff as to the importance and understanding of online privacy, together with the updating of our internal policies and procedures. The 3rd stage is ensuring that all of our suppliers (internal and external) disclose the detail of any likely impact that their products and services could have on your privacy. There are a number of areas of our business under review and, where required, we may change our operating practices, technology, terms and conditions (mobile, email etc.).

Currently, across Kelsey websites for various reasons we make use of cookie technology to help manage the site and your visitor experience. These cookies may be used to collect analytics of 'non-personal' visitor activity outlines, manage user logins and personal preferences, provide relevant or timely information to you or offer focused advertisements.

Cookies set across our site, set by our 3rd-party partners or us, can be in the form of session or persistent cookies, and may use different technologies, such as JavaScript or Flash. If you would like to 'opt-out' of the cookies from our site, this can be accomplished on a cookie-by-cookie basis subject to browser settings. You may limit site operation or functions if you limit cookies.

Accepting the use of login functionality, without exception, you must explicitly agree to the setting of specific cookies, which allow this area to function. The cookies in use for secure areas are provided within the terms and conditions of use for the appropriate area.

Use of Flash files
Across Kelsey websites we may make use of Flash files. These files present information, allow integration with 3rd parties (such as YouTube) and can offer visitors an enhanced online experience. Flash files can however store cookie-like data on your computer, known as "Local Shared Objects".
Current technology is limited in its ability to review the 'inner workings' of Flash files. We have strived to identify any Flash elements that are likely to set cookies but, at this point in time, we cannot guarantee the status of every Flash file.

Adobe offer a tool to monitor, opt-out and remove 'Flash cookies' which is available at:

  1. Manage, disable Local Shared Objects
  2. Global Storage Settings Panel

Shopping cart/transactional areas
There are some areas of our sites that make use of shopping carts or forms of technology which at times have to make use of cookies. From time to time we may add functionality to our sites e.g. surveys, comparisons etc., and these often come from 3rd parties we will endeavour to ensure full disclosure of any use of cookies when appropriate.

Areas of the site requiring a login
Accepting the use of login functionality, without exception, you must explicity agree to the setting of specific cookies, which allow these areas to function.

If you have any further questions, would like any further clarification around our use of cookies or wish to discuss how we are embracing online privacy, please email us at email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or read our Multi Layered Privacy Notice

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