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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that we place on your device that can allow us to recognise and remember you. They are sent through your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, tablet or mobile device. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. We use them to provide our products and services, enhance a user’s experience, deliver relevant advertising and allow social media content interactions.

Our use of cookies
We use cookies in a variety of different ways to improve your experience of our website, including

Recognising you and keeping you logged in whilst using our website
Displaying relevant content to you
Displaying relevant Riviera Maritime Media products and services to you
Understanding how you use and navigate our website
Displaying relevant advertising in conjunction with our partners

The types of cookies we use are broken up into four categories described below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies are essential to provide you with access to the website and services you have requested. For example, this would include cookies that make it possible for you to stay logged in to your Riviera Maritime Media account. It will also include cookies that we use to capture your cookie consent status and cookies for data security. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but certain functions and services will not work for you and we won’t be able to save your cookie preferences.

Cookie names: JSESSIONID
Purpose: To keep track of user sessions on the site and identify your user session on the server level.
Expires: when your browsing session ends.

Cookie name: VISITOR
Purpose: To keep track of your visit and enable core actions such as shopping carts, form entry, logins, free content access and similar.
Expires: 30 years or when deleted from your browser.

Purpose: To facilitate cross domain logins.
Expires: When your browsing session ends.

Host: AWS
Cookie name: AWSALB
Purpose: AWS Classic Load Balancer Cookie: Load Balancing Cookie: Used to map the session to the instance.
Expires: 1 week.

Cookie name: USERSECURE
Purpose: To facilitate encrypted logins.
Expires: 30 years or when deleted from your browser.

Cookie name: USER
Purpose: To allow you to be logged in and manage your preferences as well as all aspects of ensuring full deliver of the logged in user experience.
Expires: 30 years or when deleted from your browser.

Performance Cookies and similar technology measure how often you visit and how you use our website. We use this information to understand how our users engage with our content and use them to improve our website, so that users have a better experience. We collect information about which pages are most frequently visited and by which types of users. We use third-party cookies to help us such as Google Analytics, which can provide us with information about your journey between pages, length of time spent on the website, page clicks and how users have found our website. We may place third party ad campaign measurement cookies to determine how successful our advertising campaign has been and provide aggregated, anonymised statistics to our advertising partners.

If you registered with our website, we can combine the information you provided and the data from web analytics services and cookies and make your experience more personal. We may do this by recommending certain articles based on your reading behaviours or tailor emails with content you find more interesting. (details on how to opt out of these services are below)

Host: Google
Cookie Name : _ga
Purpose: Google analytics, used to distinguish users for statistical analysis
Expires: 2 years

Host: Google
Cookie name: _gid
Purpose: Google Analytics, used to distinguish users for statistical analysis
Expires: 24hrs

Host: Google
Cookie name: _dc_gtm_UA-140607971-1
Purpose: Used to control/deploy Google Analytics cookies
Expires: Less than 1 minute

Functionality cookies are used to recognise and remember you and your preferences or settings when you return to our website. For example, they allow us to remember which region you are from and ensure messages only intended for first time users don’t appear.

Targeting cookies and web beacons are used to collect information about your visit to our website and the content you have viewed, how you found us and information about your device and IP address. As you browse our website, we will place cookies to identify areas of interest and use them to show you more relevant advertising. We place web beacons (also known as pixels) on our website and within our emails and collect information about whether the email was clicked/opened and what content the user interacted with. We use this data to market our products and services or one of our partners that you might be interested in. Typically, the information captured includes IP address, the time of interaction, web browser or email reader.

Types of cookies
There are two types of cookie:

A Persistent cookie helps us recognise you as an existing user, so it’s easier to return to our sites or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistant cookie stays in your browser until you remove it and will be read by our sites when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our sevices.

Session cookies are temporary and usually remain for shorter periods of time. They are used to link user interactions during a browser session. Once the browser has been closed these cookies are deleted.

Cookies can also be “first-party” or “third-party

In the context of this policy first-party cookies are cookies placed by Riviera Maritime Media.

Third-party cookies are placed by our partners, vendors and other third-party services. We do not control the collection or further use of data by third-parties using third party cookies.

How to manage cookies
To Disable content tailoring and interest-based advertising from Riviera Maritime Media please email with your request, name and account email. (Note, restricting this will not remove advertising or content but may reduce its relevance to you and make your experience less personalised)

To restrict cookies from third parties please use the following links:

Google Analytics: to opt-out of these measurement tools, click opt-out Privacy policy.

You can stop your browser from accepting cookies completely by changing your browsers cookie settings, but this will prevent certain parts of our website from working properly. The following links may be helpful:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Safari and IOS

Cookie settings in Opera

If you would like to find out more about cookies and how they are used, you may find the following links useful:

Information Commissioners Office

If you would like to contact us about cookies, please email

This cookie policy was last updated 26/06/2019 v1.2

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Enfield EN1 2QN, UK
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