Augustus Media Cookie Policy

Augustus Media Holdings LTD  Cookie Policy

This cookie policy (the “Cookie Policy​”) describes how the websites (collectively, the “Website​”) that are operated by, controlled or affiliated with Augustus Media Holdings LTD, its subsidiaries (including without limitation ‘Lovin’ and ‘Smashi’ brands) and affiliated entities (collectively, “Augustus​,” “we​,” or “us​”) uses cookies and other similar technologies.

*Augustus Media are the sole License IP rights holders for the ‘Lovin’ media brand in the following territories UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. 

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small, usually randomly encoded, text files that help your browser navigate through a particular website. The cookie file is generated by the site you’re browsing and is accepted and processed by your computer’s browser software. 

Where are Cookies stored? Cookie files are stored on your computer by a website you visit by the browser you use. Depending on the browser these can be stored in single files or in subfolders of your browser folder. Augustus  websites store email addresses if the contact form on a site is used, this is stored in a database on an Amazon Web Server, we do not use these emails for marketing purposes. 

The brand App’s will store a user’s Gmail or Facebook ID for login purposes, this data is also stored on an Amazon Web Server. You can request your data to be removed at any time by emailing compliance@weareaugustus.com 

How long is Cookie Data stored?

Most cookies are stored until the browser session is terminated, however, some cookies relating to 3rd parties such as Google can be stored for up to 2 years unless the cookies are deleted by the users browser.

We may use the following cookies, internal and third party. _ga, _gid, _gta, _gid, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv, __utmx, __utmxx, _gaexp, _gat…, _dc_gtm_… Third-party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. Please note that 3rd 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

Strictly necessary/essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical/performance cookies. 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 helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies 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 the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Email Newsletter 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.

Survey related cookies. From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages

Forms related cookies. When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.</

Site preference cookies. In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Google Analytics. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions 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.

Google AdSense/DFP. The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you. For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

CraftCMS (Pixel & Tonic, Inc). Token YII_CSRF_TOKEN

The main purpose of these cookies is for security authentication. CSS. Css-loaded, fonts-loaded

The main purpose of these cookies are for performance. Chartbeat2. A real-time analytics platform. Used to distinguish between new and returning visitors. The main purpose of this cookie is Performance; 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.

How do I turn off cookies? 

Strictly necessary cookies are necessary to provide the Website to you. We use such cookies without your prior consent.

You have the ability to consent to some of the other cookies via the cookie banner on our Website. You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the cookies or by turning off cookies and other third-party trackers via your web browser. If you do not accept all cookies or withdraw your consent, you may still browse the Website; however, in this case you may not be able to use the full functionalities of the Website.

As discussed above, you may configure the settings of your browser to activate, disable or delete cookies. Detailed instructions are provided by your browser. If you disable or delete cookies, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the Website and some services and functionalities may not work.

What happens if I disable cookies? This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general, the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites. If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our sites.

Social Media.

We 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; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 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.

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 safer 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 you can contact us on compliance@weareaugustus.com