A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser. It is stored on your hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites, and will not damage your system.
Here are details of the cookies currently used by the M Magazine website:
_gat – Used to throttle request rate.
_gid – Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.
_ga – Used by Google Analytics to track and report website traffic. Also used by official Twitter widgets to further personalise the user experience.
DYNSRV – This cookie is added by our load balancer to track which web server to send the visitor to. It’s purpose is to improve the performance of the website.
Third Party Cookies
PREF / GPS / VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE / YSC – These cookies allow YouTube to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos
Additional tracking technologies
Facebook Custom Audiences and Twitter Tailored Audiences are utilised to provide users with relevant content including education pieces and industry news. This also incorporates Instagram because they are managed via Facebook. These tracking technologies can be opted out of directly at each of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Users can customise their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter experience by hiding sponsored posts provided by PRS for Music.
Web beacons are utilised by our third party email system, Dotmailer, to track efficiency of email communications. Users can opt out by unsubscribing from this form of communication.