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Privacy & Cookies Policy

The Architectural Review is owned by EMAP Publishing Limited, a member of the Metropolis Group. Metropolis Group respects the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy at https://www.metropolis.co.uk/privacy/.

This cookie policy explains how the Metropolis group use cookies on its websites. It explains what cookies are used, why they are used and how you can control them.

1. What are Cookies?

Cookies are very widely used by website owners to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies are written to the hard drive of a web user; they contain no personal information about the website user and only keep a record of the sites visited and actions on the web site. Some cookies expire after your browser is closed whilst others stay on your hard drive. Cookies set by the Metropolis Group are “first party cookies”, cookies set by other parties other than Metropolis are called "third party cookies".

2. What type of cookies are used?

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for such as remembering your login details cannot be provided. These cookies cannot be disabled.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect anonymous information on how you use a website. The data stored by these cookies never shows personal details from which your individual identity can be established. Without these cookies we cannot learn how the website is working to make improvements which improves your browsing experience.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies remember choices you make and then can be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make the visits more tailored and pleasant. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They remember the websites you visit and share that information with advertisers. Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.

Social Media Cookies

These cookies allow you to login and share content or what you’ve been doing on our website with friends on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are not within our control. Please refer to the respective privacy policies of the social media provider on how their cookies work.

Both first and third-party cookies and their purpose are described in the table below.

Cookie Purpose
.ASPXAUTH This cookie is used to store an encryption key of the users authentication after login so that they remain authenticated during their session on the website
__atssc This cookie is used by "Add This" social sharing widget.
__atuvc This cookie is used by "Add This" social sharing widget.
uvc This cookie is used by "Add This" social sharing widget.
loc This cookie is used by "Add This" social sharing widget.
__utma This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
__utmc This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
__utmv This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
__utmz This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_gat_gtag_UA_155214967_1 This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_fbp This cookie is installed by Facebook.
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gcl_au This cookie is used by Google for advertising purposes.
_gs Used by Get Site Control
_gu Used by Get Site Control
_gw Used by Get Site Control
_mkto_trk Used by Marketo marketing/newsletter email service to measure performance.
_shopify_fs Used by Shopify
_shopify_y Used by Shopify
_y Used by Shopify
AMCV_IDAdobeOrg This cookie is set by Adobe Experience Cloud. The purpose of this cookie is to allow persistent ID tracking in the 1st-party state and is used as a reference ID if the AMCV cookie has expired.
AMCVS_IDAdobeOrg This cookie is set by Adobe Experience Cloud.
ASP.NET_SessionId This session cookie tells us that you are actively using our site. This way we can always know, at any given time, how many users we have visiting.
AWSALB This cookie is set by AWS. Amazon Elastic Load Balancing Application Load Balancer (ALB) is a popular AWS service that load balances incoming traffic at the application layer across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, in a region.
AWSALBCORS This cookie is set by AWS.
CT_CookiePolicyAccepted This cookie is set when the user has seen/accepted the Cookie policy message
emapauth This cookie supports the linking of subscriptions between our different products
google_pubconsole_dfp  
optimizelyBuckets This cookie is set by the Optimizely website optimisation tool.
optimizelyEndUserId This cookie is set by the Optimizely website optimisation tool.
optimizelySegments This cookie is set by the Optimizely website optimisation tool.
smcx_0_last_shown_at This cookie is used by Survey Monkey for website questionnaires and popups.
sp_ This cookie is used to help detect/prevent SPAM.
SSOEX_5189291 This tells us whether you are logged into our site
tempid Similar to the emapauth cookie, this supports the linking of subscriptions between our different products
__utmt_allEmap This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
__utmt_rollup This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
__utmt_standard This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_s Used by Shopify
_shopify_s Used by Shopify
gpv_login  
optimizelyPendingLogEvents This cookie is set by the Optimizely website optimisation tool.
AJ_SSO Used to verify users' access entitlement
ANID Set by Google/used for security purposes
APISID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
CONSENT  
HSID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
IDE Set by Doubleclick (Google) - stores information about how the user uses the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them.
JSESSIONID Set by LinkedIn
MUID Set by Bing
MUIDB Set by Bing
NID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
SAPISID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
SEARCH_SAMESITE This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
SID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics/used for security purposes
SIDCC This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
SSID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
UserMatchHistory This cookie is set by LinkedIn and is used to track visitors to serve more relevant ads.
__Secure-3PAPISID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
__Secure-3PSID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
__Secure-APISID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
__Secure-HSID This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
__gads This cookie is set by Google and stored under the name doubleclick.com. This cookie is used to track how many times users see a particular advert which helps in measuring the success of the campaign and calculates the revenue generated by the campaign. These cookies can only be read from the domain that it is set on so it will not track any data while browsing through another sites.
bcookie Set by LinkedIn, Browser ID cookie
bscookie Set by LinkedIn, Secure Browser Cookie
datr Set by Facebook
ev_sync_dd Set by Adobe.
everest_g_v2 The cookie is set under eversttech.net domain. The purpose of the cookie is to map clicks to other events on the client's website.
fr Set by Facebook
lang Set by LinkedIn
li_at Set by LinkedIn
li_oatml Set by LinkedIn
liap Set by LinkedIn
lidc Set by LinkedIn
lissc Set by LinkedIn
s_cc Used by Adobe to determine whether Cookies are allowed by the browser.
s_fid Used by Adobe Analytics
s_ppv Used by Adobe Analytics
s_sq Used by Adobe to store information about the previous link clicked on by a user.
s_tp  
sb  
sl  
1P_JAR Set by Google/used for advertising targeting.
OGPC Set by Google/used for Google Maps
demdex This cookie is set under the domain demdex.net and is used by Adobe Audience Manager to help identify a unique visitor across domains.
dextp This cookie is set under the domain demdex.net and is used by Adobe Audience Manager to record the last time it made a data synchronization call.
DV Set by Google/used for advertising targeting.
DSID Set by Google/used for advertising targeting.
8 This cookie is used to grant limited access to anonymous users

3. How do I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by amending your web browser controls. These browser controls will usually be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu in your toolbar. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop or manage cookies. For more information on how to do set browser controls visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ or the Information Commissioner's webpage on cookies ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

If you have any further questions please email data.privacy@metropolis.co.uk.