Vinous Media, LLC
Last modified: May 24, 2018
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file, or files on your computer, phone, or other device with a browser to save snippets of text for reference by the website you are visiting. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser:
Session cookies - these are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. For example, we use session cookies to grant access to content and enable commenting (things you have to log in to do).
Persistent cookies - these usually have an expiration date and so stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. For example we use persistent cookies for functionality including the "Stay logged-in" tick box. We also use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so that we can improve the site for our customers.
We've included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies and other technologies we use.
Other technologies linked to cookies
What types of cookies does VM use and why?
Essential - these are cookies that are required for the regular operation of our websites. For example, some cookies allow us to ensure that people can access the subscription pages in the correct region and language for them, access the log-in pages, or carry out fraud detection and security checks (along with other similar things). These are essential for the website to work properly.
Functional - these remember your preferences, and are intended to make your experience on our websites better for you. For example, a functional cookie is used to remember your log-in details securely if you have ticked the "Stay logged-in" box. This makes it possible for users and subscribers to return to our sites without having to log in every time. We also use a functional cookie to remember your cookie preferences from our cookie consent tool.
Analytics – these cookies are used for performance measurement to understand things including how many people visit our websites, how they navigate our sites, and what content is popular. This allows us to improve your experience with us. Full details of the cookies we use for analytics purposes can be found in our cookie consent tool. Additionally, you can see how Google Analytics (one of our analytics tools) uses cookie information when you use our partners' sites by visiting www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners, or any other URL Google may provide from time to time.
We restrict the use of third-party cookies as much as possible and only place those from Facebook and Twitter to allow sharing of content onto these platforms. Furthermore, VM does not accept advertising so there are no advertising cookies placed by VM.
How can I delete, opt-out or manage cookies?
You can stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device from VM services at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a Cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all Cookies. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us.
More information is available via:
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu in the EU; or
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ in the US.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be able to access content if I disable cookies?
You can still browse our sites with cookies disabled, although some functions may not work. For example, we won't be able to remember your session.
How long will cookies last for?
How do I manage my cookie preferences?
You can manage your cookie preferences and consent to some or all cookies at any time (even if you have previously said no) through your browser settings.
Changes to this Policy