Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are harmless text files that allow a website server to recognise you when you revisit the website. There are two main types of cookies:

Transient (or session) cookies: These are set and exist for the duration of your visit to a specific website and are removed when you finish. They recognise you as you move, and navigate between, the different website pages so that you do not need to re-enter who you are and often can help to maintain your security.

Persistent (or permanent) cookies: These remain on your computer until they expire or are deleted. Many persistent cookies have automatic deletion dates to help ensure your computer doesn't get overloaded with cookies. Persistent cookies will often retain previously entered information to ease and simplify subsequent data input. For example: your login user ID or email address.

Like most websites, this website uses both types of cookies to simplify and ease a user';s journey and experience. Cookies can also be 1st (first) or 3rd (third) party cookies:

1st Party: These are owned and created by us for the website you're viewing.

3rd Party: These are owned and created by an independent company. Usually this is a company partnering to provide services to us as owners of the website.

We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies' (third-party) cookies to facilitate and support a simpler and more secure website experience for our users

What we use cookies for

We use cookies to:

  • Gather information on a user's journey across our sites
  • Analyzing your use of our products, services or applications;
  • Ensure your privacy is protected in our secure sites
  • Store your login details for our secure sites
  • Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts. (including behavioral advertising)
  • Evaluate our sites' advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don't share it with anyone)

We don't and will never:

  • use cookies to track your Internet usage after leaving one of our sites
  • store personal information in them that others could read and understand
  • sell or distribute cookie information without your prior consent.
1st/3rd Party Purpose Name
Youth Media This cookie registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
  • Google Analytics These cookies allows Google to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.
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  • Hotjar This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, Surveys, Polls, etc.
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  • SumoMe These cookies is used to control many different things in users browsers. These cookies control everything from determining if a visitor is opted-out of a certain popup to telling Sumo whether or not to display a Welcome Mat or Smart Bar.
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  • Cloudflare These cookies are used to speed up page load times. __cfduid
    WordPress This cookie is set by WordPress for performance optimization. no-cache

    Changing your cookie settings

    To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at or providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them.

    Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of this website, such as any online services that require registration.

    Secure online services

    Any secure online services you subscribe to will probably use cookies to enable information about you and your preferences to be stored and to help protect your account and information. In such circumstances, cookies are essential to the service being provided securely and effectively.

    If you choose to decline providing consent to use of cookies, it is unlikely that you will be able to continue to use the service.

    How to Control and Delete Cookies

    YouthMedia relies on cookies to authenticate its users and provide you with the correct content. Should you wish to control the cookies that are set, stop them being used or delete them altogether, you can do but restricting or preventing any cookies may negatively affect your experience of the site.

    All the latest browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. This is usually within the Settings section of the browser menu but accurate information for each browser can be found by clicking on the links below: