SidMedia Cookie Statement

This statement was last updated on Tuesday 12th November 2019.

Welcome to our Cookie Statement!

Our website uses cookies to enhance the user experience, however the user has the final say about the use of cookies on this website.

We're committed to improving the users experience on our website or when using any SidMedia Service and part of the online services we offer require the fundamental implementation of cookies. However, the user has complete control of the cookies and which to accept (and use) and decline (block, delete or not use).

This statement outlines the cookies we use on this website and some SidMedia Services and how the user can control them.

Introduction to our Statement

Our website may use cookies to enhance the user experience or in order to allow our website to operate as intended. This statement outlines how we use cookies on our website. Neither does this statement nor our Privacy Policy cover the use of cookies by any unauthorised third-party services, embedded content, advertisers and/or providers on our website.

What are Cookies?

User’s web browsers places cookies, requested by our site, on their device for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Our website uses two types of cookies; session (transient) cookies, and persistent (permanent or stored) cookies.

  • Session cookies are erased when the Users closes their browser and do not collect information from their computers. These types of cookies typically store information regarding session identifications which does not personally identify the User.​

  • Persistent cookies are stored on the Users computer until they expire or are deleted – typically stored on their hard drive. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the User, such as – but not limited to – web surfacing behaviour or User preferences.

Cookies on our Site

A majority of cookies used on our site are for security reasons and are only session cookies. These cookies are mandatory and are utilised by our website provider/hosting platform.​​

​Our website also uses Google Analytics Tracking, which tracks where our Users come from and what they do on our site. Users IP addresses are anonymised, and Google will never save a full copy of any IP address. Opt-Out Browser add-on, download and learn more. We use this data to gain insights and improve the functionality of our website – this data is not currently being used for marketing purposes. Our website, also, does not use targeted advertising (“Ads”), therefore there is no option to make any changes to your ‘targeted Ads’ preferences on our website.

User Cookie Controls

If you want to check the cookies in use on this website, simply click on the locked padlock icon in the address bar of your browser, then select the cookies option. In Google Chrome, it will show you how many cookies are in use (for example, "40 [cookies] in use").

​To opt-out of cookies on this website, click here.

​You may choose to set your own web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent or used. Blocking cookies may lead to our website, and other websites, not functioning properly.

Here are some useful websites that provide information on deleting and blocking cookies.


All links were working and correct when published on 12th November 2019.




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