Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 27th September 2017


This Cookies Policy applies to the Hearst Panel site (“Site”) linking to this Cookies Policy and forms part of the Privacy Notice, which describes our data handling practices and is available here. On the Site, the Hearst group of companies (“we”, “us”, “our” or “Hearst”) and third parties use a variety of technologies including cookies (“Cookies and Similar Technologies”) as described in more detail in this Policy. Cookies and Similar Technologies may include cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, pixels, local shared objects (including HTML5 cookies) and software development kits (“SDKs”). You can read more below about the types of cookies we use, why we use them and how you can exercise your choices regarding Cookies and Similar Technologies


The Site automatically logs certain information about visits to the Site using Cookies and Similar Technologies, such as the number and frequency of visitors, technical information about browsers and devices used to access the Site, and information about crashes or other technical issues. The Cookies and Similar Technologies which log this information are necessary to allow the Site to function.

We and third parties may automatically collect certain information through Cookies and Similar Technologies about your activities over time across the Site They may assign or collect unique cookie IDs or other identifiers associated with your browser or device. They may collect information while you are using our Site or while they are running in the background of your device.

Cookies and Similar Technologies on the Site may be served directly by Hearst (referred to as “first-party cookies”) or by others such as data analytics companies (referred to as “third-party cookies”).

Cookies and Similar Technologies are browser- and device-specific and may endure for different periods of time. Some are deleted automatically once you close your browser or exit the Digital Service. These are sometimes referred to as “session cookies”. Other cookies are “persistent cookies”, meaning that they remain on your device after your browser is closed.


Necessary Cookies
Necessary Cookies are required to deliver the services you explicitly request: to make our site, content and other features available to you. These Cookies are used to operate this site, display it properly, and enable features you choose to interact with. Hearst also uses these Cookies to understand and improve the performance of the site, our offerings and the user experience. These necessary Cookies cannot be disabled.

  • CDN Cookies
  • Functional Cookies
  • Performance Cookies

Analytics Cookies
We use Google Analytics to analyse and measure our audience, traffic, and engagement with the site. Google Analytics is automatically enabled on our site upon your visit and you can opt out at any time by following the instructions set out here.


Website (Browser) Opt-Out
Most browsers accept cookies by default. You may be able to change the settings to have your browser refuse Google Analytics or notify you before accepting cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link and you should review the cookies policy of the relevant third party to find out more about their cookies.
You can also follow the instructions provided by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (“EDAA”) here to opt-out of Cookies from companies that have chosen to participate in the EDAA’s opt-out scheme.

More Information
For further information about Cookies and Similar Technologies and how to exercise your choices, please visit and


If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please contact us as described in the Privacy Notice.