Cookie Policy

We use cookies and similar tools across our website available on URLs www.secnews24.com, www.secnet24.com, www.nbc24.com any mobile version, via our app or any other URL on which we make our website available (together, the “website”).

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website (in the case of third party cookies), to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies does the website use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:

1. Essential Cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.

2. Analytical and/or Performance Cookies

Some cookies analyse how our visitors use our websites and monitor website performance. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This can help us to improve the way our website works by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

3. Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences for your return visits to our website. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site. This also enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

4. Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies

We use cookies to record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising that may be displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose anonymously. We do not tell third parties who you are.

As part of the services provided on the website, we offer location and mapping services and in relation to such services we use mapping and geo location cookies. These cookies are used to ascertain which geographic area users are located in when accessing a website service in order to provide content and services appropriate to their location.

Does anyone else use cookies on the website?

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. Advertisers for example sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Google Cookies

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Can a website user block cookies?

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website.

The first time you access our website, you should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. You may at any time change your website browser settings to delete and/or reject cookies. Please note, however, that some cookies are essential in order to use our website and in the event you do reject cookies this may impair the functionality of the site.

More Information

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.