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Published:  23 July, 2008

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Enotria does on-trade deal with Wheeler Cellars

Published:  23 July, 2008

The directors of Colchester Wine Ltd. are pleased to announce that their On-trade wine supply business, trading as "Wheeler Cellars" (formally the Trade Division of Lay and Wheeler), and their Agency business, trading as "Select Vineyards", will join forces with the highly successful Enotria wine distribution company with effect from Monday 21st July 2008.


Terms And Conditions

Published:  23 July, 2008


Updated as at 1 August 2012

1. Website Terms of Use

  • 1.1 The terms and conditions (the "Terms") set out below will govern your use of this website (the "Site"). The Site is owned and operated by William Reed Business Media Ltd registered in England no. 2883992 or HIM Ltd registered in England no. 905024 both at registered address Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT VAT number 644 3073 52 or William Reed Business Media SAS registered in France no. 429 315 971 at registered addressed 335, rue Vendemiaire, Le Belem, 34400 Montpellier as the case may be ("William Reed", "Us", "We" or "Our"). William Reed specifically reserves all rights to limit provision of Our products and services to select persons, countries or geographic regions.
  • 1.2 Please read these Terms carefully. By continuing to access and use the Site you are deemed to have understood and agreed to them. If you do not agree to them you must refrain from using this Site and any services available through it.

2. Disclaimer

  • 2.1 This Site contains information, text, data, graphics, photographs, illustrations, artwork, names, logos, trade marks and information about William Reed and its partners and on the products and services it and they provide (the "Information").
  • 2.2 The Site, Information and Content (as described below) is provided "as is" and on an "as available" basis only and William Reed does not give any representation, warranty, condition or other term as to its accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance or fitness for a particular purpose of the Site or any of the Content or Information. William Reed has tried to ensure that all the Information provided on the Site is correct at the time of publication. However no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of William Reed for any errors, omissions, or inaccurate Information or Content on the Site. Further, William Reed does not warrant that the Site will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects will be corrected.
  • 2.3 William Reed accepts no liability for the results of any action taken on the basis of the Information or Content and all implied warranties, conditions and other terms including but not limited to the implied warranties, conditions or terms of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy are excluded from these Terms to the extent that they may be excluded as a matter of law. We do not attempt to exclude any rights you may otherwise have as a consumer that We cannot exclude as a matter of law.
  • 2.4 When you purchase a Product or Subscription (as described below), William Reed's liability in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the performance or observance of its obligations to supply any Product or Subscription under these Terms shall be limited to the amount of the price paid by you to Us in respect of the Product or Subscription in question.
  • 2.5 Without prejudice to clause 2.4, save in respect of death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or fraud, neither William Reed nor any of its directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for any loss you suffer including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss, or any damages arising from loss of use, data or profits, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Site.
  • 2.6 You accept that after you leave this Site (whether knowingly or not) William Reed can no longer be responsible in any way for any material that you encounter and We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability that may arise with respect to or as a result of such material causing any damage, costs, injury or financial loss of any kind.
  • 2.7 You indemnify and hold William Reed and any of its officers, employees or agents harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of, or conduct on, the Site, any provision or use of your Content and/or any breach of these Terms.

3. Registration

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  • 3.2 You are solely responsible for all use of and for protecting the confidentiality of your email verification and password. You must not share this information with any third parties. You must notify Us immediately of any unauthorised use of them or any other breach of security regarding Our Site that comes to your attention. Additionally, you indemnify Us against any unauthorised use of your User details, including use by a third party where you have allowed or facilitated access.
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4. Linking

  • 4.1 Websites or web pages to which this Site is linked are for information purposes and have not been reviewed by William Reed. To the extent that such websites or web pages do not contain information about William Reed, our Products and services, we accept no responsibility for the content of such Sites or web pages, nor do we accept responsibility for any losses or penalties incurred as a result of your use of any links or reliance on the content of any website to which this Site is linked.
  • 4.2 When you access a website, through a link from the Site, you accept that it is independent from the Site and that William Reed has no control over the content of the linked third party website. Accordingly a link to a website does not mean that William Reed endorses or accepts any duty or responsibility for the content, accuracy or the use of the contents of such website. The content on third party websites may change without notice to William Reed. You should take precautions to insure protection of your privacy as well as to insure against Destructive Features (as described below).
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5. Computer Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses

  • 5.1 Whilst we use reasonable endeavours to protect this Site (including Information and downloads) from computer viruses, worms, Trojan Horses and other such destructive features (the "Destructive Features"), we do not warrant that the Site is free from such Destructive Features and accept no liability for any damage that may result from the transmission of any Destructive Feature via this Site or via any files which are available for you to download from the Site. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.
  • 5.2 You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use the Site or any service made available through it and that it is compatible with the Site. We give no warranty, condition or other term that the Information is compatible with all computer systems and browsers.

6. Intellectual Property Rights and Reproduction

  • 6.1 Except as is otherwise indicated on the Site, William Reed and/or its licensors own the copyright in all the Information featured on this Site and all related intellectual property rights, including but not limited to all database rights, unregistered and registered trade marks, service marks and logos. You should not infer any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement from the use of third party marks on the Site, as such marks are used solely to designate certain products or services as belonging to their owners. Nothing in this Site is intended to grant, by implication or otherwise, any licence or right under any patent, trade mark or other intellectual property owned by William Reed or any licensor or third party.
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7. Participating in online communities

  • 7.1 If applicable, Users of this Site may post CVs, job searches, comments and other content, questions, or other information ("Content") onto the Site, as long as the Content is not illegal, obscene, pornographic, abusive, threatening, defamatory, false, unreliable, misleading, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to Us or to third parties, or objectionable, does not consist of or contain any Destructive Features, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam" and does not bring the Site or William Reed into disrepute. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any Content. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit any Content.
  • 7.2 If you do post Content on this Site, you grant the following rights to the following persons unless and until you remove your Content from this Site or notify Us of the revocation of this licence:
    • (a) to William Reed:
    • (i) a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such Content throughout the world in connection with the Site; and
    • (ii) the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such Content unless you notify Us otherwise;
    • (b) to each user of this Site, a non-exclusive licence to access your Content through this Site, and to use, reproduce, distribute and display such Content as permitted under these Terms.
  • 7.3 After posting your Content to this Site, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. The licence does not grant Us the right to sell your Content, nor does the licence grant Us the right to distribute your Content outside of the Site (other than to users of the Site).
  • 7.4 You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Content that you post; that, as at the date that the Content is submitted to William Reed: (i) the Content is accurate; (ii) use of the Content you supply does not breach any applicable William Reed policies or guidelines and will not cause injury to any person or entity (including that the Content is not defamatory). You agree to indemnify William Reed for all claims brought by a third party against William Reed arising out of or in connection with a breach of any of these warranties.
  • 7.5 You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through the Site. William Reed does not endorse and has no control over the Content. Content is not necessarily reviewed by Us prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of William Reed.

8. Your Further Use of This Site

You further agree not to use any Information on the Site except to the extent necessary to enable you to use the Site and the services provided through it. You shall not use the Site for any immoral or illegal purpose. In particular you agree that you will not:

  • upload any files that contain any Destructive Features; or
  • in any way damage, disable or impair the operation of the Site, or attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site or to network connected to it, by hacking, spoofing or other such similar means.

9. Orders and subscriptions

  • 9.1 If applicable, when you complete an order form on this Site to order any product ("Product") or to subscribe to this Site or a magazine or other regular publication ("Subscription") and submit the order to Us using the 'Submit' button We will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your order and containing the details of your order. Your order represents an offer to Us to purchase the Product or to enter into the Subscription as the case may be which is accepted only when We send an e-mail confirming that the Product has been dispatched to you or specifying the web site where the Product is located ("Download Area") or that the Subscription has been accepted ("Order Acceptance"). There will be no contract for the supply of a Product or Subscription unless and until William Reed has issued an Order Acceptance for that Product or Subscription.
  • 9.2 You must ensure that you have completed any order form correctly. William Reed does not accept any responsibility for the consequences of any errors in completion.
  • 9.3 Each purchase of a Product or Subscription will be a separate transaction even if there is more than one Product or Subscription ordered at the same time.
  • 9.4 Your credit or debit card ("Account") will be debited with the cost of the Product or Subscription when We send you the Order Acceptance unless We notify you otherwise.
  • 9.5 If, for any reason, your order is not accepted, you will receive e-mail notification telling you of this and your order will be cancelled. In circumstances where your order is cancelled We will not debit any money from your Account. If you have already paid for the Product or Subscription, we will refund you the full amount as soon as possible.
  • 9.6 At any time when a Product referred to in the Order Acceptance is in the Download Area you may access that Product in the Download Area.
  • 9.7 You will be responsible for the provision of the necessary software and equipment to enable you to access any Product(s) in the Download Area.
  • 9.8 A Product is only available to you in the Download Area for thirty (30) days after the issue of Our Order Acceptance. It is your responsibility to access the Product in the Download Area within the time limit and if you fail to do so for any reason you will not be entitled to any refund of the payment you have made for the Product.
  • 9.9 William Reed warrants that any Product and any Subscription shall a) conform to the description advertised on the Site; b) not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party; and c) comply with all relevant legislation.
  • 9.10 No representation or warranty, condition or term is given that any Product or Subscription purchased from Us is accurate, complete or current nor that it is of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose.
  • 9.11 We shall not be responsible for your use of the Product or any Subscription. You shall be responsible for complying with any applicable data protection, copyright and other legislation and regulations.
  • 9.12 Any Product or Subscription supplied by William Reed is for your use only and may be used only for the personal or, as the case may be, internal operational purposes of the purchasing business. It may not be used for any other commercial purpose whatsoever, nor may it be modified, copied, distributed, transmitted, displayed, performed, reproduced, published, licensed or transferred. No derivative works may be created from it nor may any information obtained from it be sold.
  • 9.13 You may cancel the purchase of a Product within seven working days of the day after the date the item is delivered to you. However, you accept that this right to cancel does not apply to digital items (e.g.: Reports) where the Product is sent to a Download Area or where you purchase a Subscription to access the Site or other subscription only content that We provide since We will begin providing these services to you immediately. To cancel your purchase of a Product under this clause you should notify Us in writing within the seven working day period. You should then package the Product securely and send it to Us with a note confirming the contract cancellation. You are responsible for the costs of returning the Product to Us unless We delivered the item to you in error or the item is faulty. The return address is Order Cancellations, William Reed Directories at the address in Clause 1.1. Where you are cancelling the purchase of a Product We will refund the relevant part of the purchase price for that Product.
  • 9.14 You may cancel a Subscription to a publication at any time during the subscription period by written notice to the Subscription Department at the address in Clause 1.1. You will be refunded the cost of the issues not yet issued to you at the time We receive notice of your wish to cancel.
  • 9.15 If use of this Site requires payment of a subscription, subscription refunds are only available if a claim for a refund is made within four weeks of subscribing or renewing a subscription. In any other circumstances refunds for a subscription will be entirely at the discretion of William Reed. Claims for refunds must be made in writing to the New Media Department at the address in Clause 1.1.
  • 9.16 Prices displayed on the subscriptions section of the Site will prevail at all times in relation to orders placed on-line. Prices quoted on screen include delivery charges and taxes (where applicable).

10. Free Prize Draws and Competitions

  • If you are invited on this Site to enter any prize draw or competition, entry is subject to these Terms which must be read in conjunction with the general and specific terms and conditions that apply to that particular prize draw or competition located at ("Promotion Terms") and which will be deemed to be incorporated into these Terms. In the event of any conflict between these Terms and the Promotion Terms, then the latter shall prevail.

11. Data Protection and the William Reed Privacy & Cookies Policy

  • We may require basic information which identifies you as an individual, such as your name and email address, in order to enable you to take advantage of our services. We will only use such personal information for the purposes of providing information or services which you have requested or for other related purposes as set out in our Privacy & Cookies Policy. The Privacy & Cookies Policy forms part of these Terms.

12. Complaints or Queries

  • In the event that you have any complaints or queries concerning our services, Subscriptions, Products, or about this Site generally, please contact us by email at or by post at Robert Proctor, Company Secretary, William Reed Group, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT.

13. Changes to the Terms

  • William Reed reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of this Site, the Information or these Terms. Should these Terms be amended, we will publish details of the amendments on the Site. It is your responsibility to refer to and comply with these Terms on accessing this Site. Failure to comply may lead to action being taken against you. By continuing to use the Site after we have published the notification you agree to be bound by these Terms as amended.

14. Severability and waiver

  • 14.1 If these Terms or any part of them should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable under the laws of any state or country in which these Terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent that they are so illegal, invalid or unenforceable, they shall in that state or country be treated as severed and deleted from these Terms and the remaining terms shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable in that state or country.
  • 14.2 If you breach these Terms and We take no action against you, We will still be entitled to enforce Our rights against you in relation to that breach and to use Our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these Terms.

15. Events beyond our control

  • William Reed will not be responsible for any breach of these Terms (including in relation to supplying any Product or Subscription) caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation acts of god, war, terrorism or technical difficulties.

16. File Download

  • Certain files of Information may be available for download from the Site. These files of Information are subject to these Terms.

17. Third Party Rights

  • Except for our affiliates, directors, employees or representatives, a person who is not a party to these Terms has no statutory or other right to enforce them, to the extent that any such right can be lawfully excluded.

18. Entire Agreement

  • Except for in the case of fraud, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and William Reed in relation to the subject matter.

19. Governing law

  • These Terms are subject to English law and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


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Published:  23 July, 2008

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Career Advice

Published:  23 July, 2008

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Recruitment Agencies

Published:  23 July, 2008

30 Farringdon Street

Beresford Blake Thomas
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Ellis Fairbank plc
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Blackthorn targets 'down-to-earth blokes'

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Gaymer Cider Company is to invest £1.2 million in its Blackthorn campaign which looks to engage with its target market of 'down-to-earth blokes'.


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The Sunday Telegraph

Published:  23 July, 2008

This week Atkins joins MacQuitty with her own assessment of alternative wine packaging and in particular the pouch, which "is a plastic, silvery, space-age thing with a tap in the top". The 1.5-litre 2007 Chenin-Chardonnay Arniston Bay (9.79, Tesco) is "simple and light, but a perfectly palatable white, with some crisp, green apple fruit". As long as you don't expect the world, Atkins has good things to say about the pouch. One word of warning from her though as "no one is putting classed-growth Claret in a pouch, just yet".


The Sunday Express

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jamie Goode is thinking of our health this week as he touches on the subject of low-alcohol wines. "There are times when something a little lower in calories or alcohol is required," he says. One of his more interesting recommendations is the 2006 McGuigan Shiraz Lower Alcohol (6.19, Tesco). "Aussie Shiraz normally packs a punch like an angry kangaroo," he warns, "[but] there's no doubting its heritage" when you taste this low-alcohol and reduced calorie version.


Financial Times

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jancis Robinson MW is thinking pink this week. "Perhaps the most visible change in what goes into wine glasses over the past few years has been the newly respectable status of pink wine, even for men." And what should we be drinking, pray tell? The 2007 Chinon Ros Chteau de Ligr (8.90, Yapp Bros) features as does the 2007 Les Parcelles Ros Foncaussade (5.69, Waitrose), which is "a wine that actually has character".


The Observer

Published:  23 July, 2008

"Let's hear it for Cabernet Franc, a grape that is usually regarded as the least interesting of the three major red Bordeaux varieties," says Tim Atkin MW. Often used in the Gironde to perfume red blends, it is only in the Loire Valley where the grape gets solo billing, he adds. The grape's style "varies from light and fruity to rich and profound" but it is always good value making chilled Cabernet Franc one of Atkin's "favourite summer wine styles". The 2006 Cabernet Franc Raats, Stellenbosch (17.99, Alliance Wines) merits a mention for its "subtle perfume, sleek oak and polished tannins". Atkin also highlights the "complex, silky" 2001 Chinon Les Varennes du Grand Clos, Charles Joguet (13.99, Majestic).


The Sunday Express

Published:  23 July, 2008

"Strawberries are the ultimate summertime treat," says Jamie Goode and his wine selections are intended to reflect this. His first choice is "utterly delicious", if slightly predictable - it is the 2007 Shiraz Ros Casillero del Diablo (5.99, widely available). Next up from Britain's best-known wine blogger is the 2006 Carmenere Luis Felipe Edwards (6.19, Tesco), which gains plaudits for its "deliciously intense, dark-fruited" nature. The "blush-coloured" 2007 Syrah Ros from Santa Julia (5.19, Somerfield) also makes an appearance.


The Independent

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarkets are beginning to catch on to the biodynamic craze as consumers develop a taste for wines free from pesticides, says Anthony Rose. There is still some scepticism around the subject, he admits, but believes it is healthy as "it questions the practices and the effects without swallowing them hook, line and sinker". And whether or not you feel burying a bull's horn in a vineyard will improve the taste of its wine, there are still some great recommendations this week. The "stylish" 2007 Watervale Riesling KT & The Falcon (19, Berry Bros & Rudd) features as does the 2006 Sustainable Shiraz Cederburg (Waitrose, 7.50) whose "black cherry fruit is neatly rounded out with a touch of oak".


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The Independent

Published:  23 July, 2008

"Vin de pays often offers good value and a more subtle alternative to the generally bolder flavours of the New World," says Anthony Rose. One of the main reasons for this is that vin de pays wines are able to mention the grape variety on the label thus better communicating with the consumer, he adds. Rose's choices this week include the 2006 Domaine de L'Hortus Grande Cuve Blanc, (14.70, Les Caves de Pyrne) and the 2004 Domaine Guillaume Vin de Pays du Franche Comt, (22, Theatre of Wine, Greenwich).


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Privacy Policy

Published:  23 July, 2008


Updated as at 1 July 2012

1. Introduction

This website is made available to you by William Reed Business Media ("William Reed", "we", "our" or "us") (the "Website"). This privacy policy outlines how we may use your personal information and forms part of the Terms of Use of the Websites.

"Personal information" refers to any information which refers to you personally such as your name, e-mail address and postal address. Please read this privacy policy to understand how we use your personal information after it has been collected by us.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from to time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page so please visit this Privacy Policy regularly.

2. When do we collect data?

We may collect personal information from you when you do the following through our Websites:

  • order products and subscriptions from us;
  • register as a user on one or more of our Websites;
  • provide content through our online communities;
  • apply for jobs with us;
  • register to receive our newsletters; and
  • contact us with a question or complaint.

We also collect certain information automatically about visitors to our Websites, as described in the section headed "Cookies" below.

3. What personal information do we collect from you?

The personal information we may collect from you includes your:

  • name;
  • postal address;
  • phone number (land line, mobile and fax);
  • credit or debit card details; and
  • email address.

If you apply for a job with us through the Websites you also have the opportunity to upload your CV to us.

4. What do we do with your personal information?

When you give us any personal information as indicated above, we use your personal information to:

  • enable you to use any services that we may from time to time provide through the Websites;
  • enable you to become a registered user on one or more of our Websites;
  • process your transaction or subscription and correspond with you accordingly;
  • provide you, in accordance with your communications preferences, with information about our products and services, our latest news or special offers which may be of interest to you;
  • track activity on our Websites for market research purposes so that we can improve the usefulness and content of the Websites but, in carrying out such activity, we use the personal information in aggregate and on an anonymous basis;
  • stop you posting or sending offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on our Websites or where you otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Websites. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour; and
  • for Website administration (including enabling us to respond to any comments on the Websites or feedback you may give us).

5. To whom do we pass your personal information?

We may share personal information collected via the Websites within our corporate group including William Reed Holdings Limited, William Reed Business Media Ltd, HIM Ltd, William Reed Business Media SAS and William Reed Business Media Inc. Otherwise, we will only disclose personal information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, successors in title to our business and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf.

6. International transfers of personal information

On the basis that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data across international boundaries. In particular, we will hold your personal information in the UK and France, and we may transfer it to the USA to a service provider who may host the Websites and store personal information on our behalf.

While some territories outside the European Economic Area may not have laws which provide the same level of protection for personal information as those inside the European Economic Area, we will ensure that your personal information is protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy wherever it is processed by us.

By browsing the Websites and submitting personal information to us, you acknowledge our processing of your personal information on this basis.

7. Cookies

When you view our Websites we may store information on the hard drive of your computer or on your mobile device in the form of a "cookie" (essentially a small text file). Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, William Reed) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, videos and website analytics services). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your website browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed and can be used by websites to recognise your computer when you later re-open your browser and browse the internet again.

We use cookies for several reasons. For example, cookies enable us to track the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. Third parties serve cookies through our website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of cookies served through the Websites, either by William Reed or third parties and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Types of cookie What they do
First Party (This website's primary domain) ASP.NET_SessionId
Performance and functionality cookies These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
First Party flyUpCounter
Third Party PREF
Local storage
Analytics and customisation cookies These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how the website is being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise the website for you.
First Party __utma
Third Party IMRID
Advertising cookies These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
Third Party TestIfCookie
Social networking cookies These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our website through third party social networking websites.
Third Party psc

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website; however, your access to some functionality and areas of our Websites may be restricted.

If you would like to find out more information about cookies and your rights to control their use, please visit or

8. Linking to other websites

The Websites contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These websites have their own privacy policies and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

9. IP Addresses

We study visitor trends since we are interested in the successful dissemination of information through the Websites. Our server creates log files of information such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address from your network, what pages were explored and the length of your visit. Analysis software is used to generate reports which help us to learn more about how we can enhance your experience with the Websites. This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you. The log files are regularly purged.

An IP address is a number designated for your computer by your Internet service provider to provide access to the Internet. We may use your IP address to gather aggregate information on use. But we will only be able to identify you individually if we have the means of linking the IP address to you as a particular user. This usually requires access to additional information which we do not seek.

10. Your right to see your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold on you and to have any errors in that information corrected. We may charge a small fee for such requests where this is permitted under applicable law You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal information on compelling legitimated grounds. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the details provided below.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy at any time, please contact us using the following details:

For visitors from the UK:

The data controller of personal information collected about you through this Website is William Reed Business Media Ltd, a limited liability company registered in England and Wales (registered number is 2883992) whose registered office is at Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.

You can write to us at the address above (marked for the attention of the Company Secretary or e-mail us at:

For visitors from France:

The data controller of personal information collected about you through this Website is William Reed Business Media SAS, a limited liability company registered in France (registered number 429 315 971) whose registered office is at 335, rue Vendemiaire, Le Belem - 34400 Montpellier.

You can write to us at the address above (marked for the attention of the Company Secretary) or e-mail us at:


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Published:  23 July, 2008

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