Cookie information and policy

The Isle of Wight County Press online website uses cookie technology, but all cookies are anonymous and no personal information about the user is captured.

This website uses performance and function first-party cookies, issued through our domain, we do not use any third-party or targeting cookies. Scroll down for more information on the cookies we use.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded on to your device when you visit a website. Cookies allow websites to recognise your computer or web browser.

Turning off and deleting cookies

If you wish to block the cookies set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to do this. Alternatively follow the links below for your browser.

Internet Explorer:

Google Chrome:


Safari: Click help in the menu and search for Cookies, click on Remove cookies from your computer

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Cookies we use

This website uses first-party performance and function cookies.

Our performance cookies are used to improve how our website works by allowing us to see how visitors use the site via Google Analytics.
We also use performance cookies to record the number of times an advert is viewed and clicked via dfp by Google.

The function cookies on our website are used for the comments log in, only if the user asks to remain logged in.

Our motors mobile website uses a function cookie if you use the 'Parked' feature to save a vehicle's details.

We do not use targeting cookies in our advertising. (Targeting cookies collect information about browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests).

 utma Used by Google Analytics to Identify Unique Visitors
Each unique browser that visits a page on your site is provided with a unique ID via the __utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to your website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. Thus, if a person interacted with your website using both Firefox and Internet Explorer, the Analytics reports would track this activity under two unique visitors. Similarly if the same browser were used by two different visitors, but with a separate computer account for each, the activity would be recorded under two unique visitor IDs. On the other hand, if the browser happens to be used by two different people sharing the same computer account, one unique visitor ID is recorded, even though two unique individuals accessed the site.
Used by Google Analytics to Determine Visitor Session
The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session. See the session article in the Help Center for a detailed definition and a list of scenarios that end a session. You can customize the length of the default session time using the _setSessionCookieTimeout() method.
 utmz Used by Google Analytics for Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation
When visitors reach your site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to your page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The parameters in the cookie value string are parsed and sent in the GIF Request (in the utmcc variable). The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to your site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within your site.
 gads Used by DoubleClick For Publisher's Small Business by Google
The DFP Small Business cookie is a technical requirement for the frequency capping feature that:
Shows you what ads each user has viewed.
Shows you where the ads were located on your site.
Limits the number of times a user sees a particular ad.
 ASP.NET_SessionId Session cookie
Session cookies are deleted after each 'session'. They will remember your story comment log in for the duration of your visit, but the cookie will be removed from your device when you close down your internet browser or navigate away from the site.
Saved Used in the 'Parked' section
Used only on the motors mobile website
The saved cookie is used to retain information when a user 'Parks' (saves) a vehicle. The car's information is held in the 'Parked' section of the site.
classified_session cookie Used in marketplace
Used only on the marketplace site
The classified_session cookie is used to keep track of data submitted during the registration progress and of the logged in user's data, to keep them logged in, keeping track of progress made when placing a listing or other similar activities.
The cookie also provides 'real time' general statistics and a list of users logged in for the admin.


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