Cookie Policy

This page explains what cookies are, how we use them on the websites of PEI Media, and your options for controlling them. We have also included some useful links so you’re able to find out more about cookies.

We will display our cookie prompt once when you visit each of our sites.

Last updated: 29 September 2017

Cookies are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session (“session cookies”) and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used, for example, to remember you when you return to the site and will last for longer (“persistent cookies”). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to your device and are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit (if they last longer than a web session) or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Some of the cookies used by our sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest based advertising and web analytics) on our behalf.

Some cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or areas with paid-for content. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like ‘passwordless’ login and shopping baskets, cannot be provided. Because such cookies are essential for using a site, these cookies cannot be turned off without severely affecting your use of the website.

Other cookies perform various functions, as the table below explains, together with your options for controlling them. Some cookies may also be controlled by using your web browser settings. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.

Our CookiesWhat it does
_gaGoogle Analytics cookie that identifies unique users and sessions
_gat_UA-1876317-14Google Analytics account ID that the GA data is sent to
_gidGoogle Analytics cookie that identifies unique users and sessions
gaUserTypeShortA cookie recording session status
gaUserTypeLongA cookie recording session status
lasso_uw_sessionThis is the identity management and access management cookie that manages customer entitlements and meter limits for access to content based on their subscription status second identity management and access management cookie that manages customer entitlements and meter limits for access to content based on their subscription status
peimonarch-emailLegacy cookie for saving logged in users email address
peimonarch-sessionSession cookie to persist user's logged in duration, set for 365 days from first activation and means login is retained on the browser after the browser session is ended
aelia_cs_selected_currencyThis cookie manages which currencies are displayed to users on the site
3rd Party CookiesWhat it does
DoubleClickDoubleClick is a service provided by Google. Its cookies are used to serve advertising relevant to users' interests and measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns for our sites
DSIDAn array of cookies such as SID, HSID from Google that are used to protect user's data from unauthorised access
IDEDoubleClick cookie - see above
IDDoubleClick cookie - see above

Please note:
Not all the cookies listed on this page will necessarily be used on each of our websites.

You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting which includes additional, useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser.

For more general information about online behavioural (interest based) advertising and how it uses cookies, you may wish to visit

And to get additional detail on EU cookie law, you can visit