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Citywire uses a number of third party suppliers for functionality including tracking information, advertising (including based on geo-location) and media which may also set cookies from the Citywire website. More information about all these cookies and those set by Citywire are described below.

Citywire cookies
CWAuth04 & CWAuth05 & CWS & CWS02This encrypted cookies can be used to determine whether a user has signed into Citywire Accounts network and has been authenticated. CWAuth04 & CWAuth05 duration 5 years, CWS duration 1 year, CWS02 duration 50 years
Content Personalisation
Citywire_Cookie_Check & cwcookienoticeThis cookie is used determine whether the Citywire cookie notice has been displayed to the user or not. It has a 30 year expiry that increments on each visit. Citywire_Cookie_Check duration 30 years, cwcookienotice duration 10 yearsRegisterTickerThis cookie is used to track usage of our manager factsheets to trigger a registration prompt. Duration 1 yearcwdctThis cookie is used to determine whether there is additional relevant content to show this user. Duration 1 hourcweaThis cookie is used to identify an anonymous user from a Citywire email, to help serve relevant content. Duration 30 minsCWMagPromptThis cookie is used to determine whether the user has responded to a magazine subscription suggestion, so that it is not shown to them again. Duration 1 day
Traffic Analytics
CWTThis cookie stores session information to help us track which pages a user visits and how frequently. - Duration 50 years
Third party cookies
Google traffic analytics

Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Citywire and compile reports for us on activity on the site.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the Citywire, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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__utmaThis cookie tracks each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking of this information). Duration 2 years__utmbThis cookie is used to track approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends__utmcThis cookie is used to track approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends__utmzThis cookie tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link). Duration 6 months__utmmobileThis cookie is used to track users on mobile devices.
Advertising/Targeting Cookies

Our site sponsors will use cookies for reasons such as limiting the amount of times you see a certain advertisement, make the advertising more relevant to you and to collect performance metrics such as clicks on the advertisement and how many times it has been seen.

Third party cookies are set by outside organisations. Citywire does not control the use of third party cookies and cannot access them. The third party organisations that place cookies, including your browser (such as Google) and the third party companies who pay for advertising and analytics services using this information, will have their own privacy policies. Citywire strongly advises to check the third party websites for more information about these cookies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for third party policies.

Further information on these cookies can be found below, on their own websites

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This Cookie Policy was last updated on 1st of October 2019