Cookie Policy

This is the Cookie Policy for Skydive Mag Limited, accessible from www.skydivemag.com

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

We respect our readers’ privacy and do not require them to log in to read our content. This in itself vastly reduces the amount of personal information recorded and the number of cookies in action. If you choose to register, log in or fill out a form because we are offering something you desire then this will activate more cookies.

If you fill out a form or make a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Account related cookies If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out, however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
  • Login related cookies We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
  • Email newsletters related cookies This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Forms related cookies When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages, newsletter registrations and competition entries cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
  • As we sell advertising it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site click on banners and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to maximise our advertising effectiveness to continue to be able to produce this free educational resource.
  • Several partners advertise with us and may use tracking cookies to see how many of the readers who click on their advert ultimately make a purchase. This enables them to improve their advertisement design and enhance targeting of their campaigns in future.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including but not necessarily limited to – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked-In, Pinterest, Facebook Messenger – will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
  • We use MailChimp to serve a free safety newsletter and various competition sign-ups. MailChimp uses cookies to track the response and open rate of the emails generated. This allows us to improve the quality of our newsletter by selecting popular content areas, and ultimately may be used to personalise newsletters and competitions to your tastes. For more information about how MailChimp uses cookies see the official MailChimp page.
  • If you sign up as a User, an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it, to provide a profile picture. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available at the official Gravatar page
  • Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually better to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us:

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Other Documentation

This Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with our:

Privacy Policy

Terms of Service

Advertising Terms

Contributor Terms

Cookie Policy Last Updated: 21 May 2019

Skydive Mag

3 Burton St, Peterborough, PE1 5HA, UK

Phone: +44 1733 755 982

Email: lesley-at-skydivemag.com or use form above

Skydive Mag Limited is a company registered in England and Wales at Companies House with company number 06587800, registered office address 3 Burton St, Peterborough, PE1 5HA, UK