1. What are cookies and how does Argus use them?

The Argus Content Platforms use cookies to distinguish you from other users. A “cookie” is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information back from the browser. Cookies enable us to improve and personalise the Argus Content Platforms for you and to automatically collect information about how Argus Content Platforms and services are being used. For more information about cookies in general please visit https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

For example, if you visit our Sites, use our Apps or access Argus information pursuant to an agreement between Argus and you/your employer (“Licensed Materials”), we (or third parties on our behalf) may collect certain information using “DRM Tools”.

DRM Tools are the products, services and processes that Argus uses to identify how you use our Sites, our Apps and/or the Licensed Materials. These DRM Tools allow us to collect, monitor, manage, analyse, record and store data about such use.

We use the following cookies:

Cookie Name Purpose
Web Analytics










These allow us to collect information such as the number of page visits and the time spent on a page. We use this information to analyse user browsing activity across the Argus Content Platforms so that we can measure and improve the performance of the Argus Content Platforms. These cookies are already set when you access an Argus Content Platform. They remain on your device when you close your browser.
Compliance argusMediaCookie We use a compliance cookie that tells us whether you have clicked the “Hide” cookies banner button on an Argus Content Platform.





These are used for functions of Argus Content Platforms, such as login and logout, and for appropriately restricting access to Argus content.




These are used to deliver customised content and features based on your user choices and past browsing. Session-based preference cookies expire when your browser is closed down, while other preference cookies remain for up to 24 months, depending on their purpose.




These are used to track the effectiveness of our marketing emails and to learn more about how customers use our website and what content they are interested in

When accessing our Websites and Apps you can set your browser to refuse the setting of all cookies, including essential cookies. However, selecting this setting may mean that certain areas of our Websites and Apps are inaccessible to you and/or may not work properly. If you do not set your browser to refuse cookies, a cookie will automatically be issued to you when you log on to our Websites and Apps.

2. Does Argus use any other tools that are similar to the cookies detailed above?

The DRM Tools that Argus uses include Bing Webmaster Tools and tools provided by third parties that log server-side events. The information collected using these tools is similar to that collected using Google Analytics and comprises:

a) the times and dates on which and the geographical location from which you access the Sites and/or the Apps;
b) which pages you have visited;
c) which products, services and resources you have used; and
d) information about the device you use to access our Websites and Apps, including your IP address, which internet browser you are using and your operating system.

The logging of server-side events is integral to the functionality of certain parts of our Websites and Apps. It is, therefore, not possible to disable all of these tools by changing browser settings. If you do not agree to your information being collected in this way, please contact us (see above for contact details).

3. Google’s AdWords services

We also use Google’s AdWords “conversion tracker”, which uses a cookie to help us understand how people who click on our Google advertisements interact with our Websites. This tracking cookie is set on your browser when you click on a Google advertisement. AdWord’s cookies are time limited (and expire within 90 days). Please refer to the advertising page on the Privacy & Terms section of Google’s website www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ for more information about conversion tracking and opting out.

4. Third-party remarketing services

We use third-party remarketing services. These services use cookies to help us deliver targeted online adverts based on past visits to our website. In relation specifically to Google Remarketing, please refer to the advertising page of the Privacy & Terms section of Google’s website www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ for more information about opting out.

5. Social media

We have accounts with certain social media services (for example Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Youtube and Vimeo). Your use of those services is subject to their service terms and privacy policies. Where those services provide us with information about your interaction with us on their platform, our use of that information is governed by this Privacy Policy.