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We will not collect any personal data from you unless you specifically provide it and we will only use that information for the purposes to which you have consented. We do not ask you to provide any more information than is reasonably necessary to enable you to participate in an activity on our website and to improve the website.
We do not generally disclose your personal information to third parties. We may have to sometimes, in which case we will inform you of our intention to do so when we collect the information and you will have the opportunity to consent to that use or not.
Below are some examples of when we might request your information and how we will use it.
We have several newsletters that keep readers up-to-date with information on our books, authors, events, offers etc. If you would like to subscribe to one of our newsletters, we will require you to send us your email address so that we can send the newsletter to you. We may also ask you to provide other information about yourself, such as your name, age, sex and location so that we can personalise your newsletters.
We regularly run competitions and prize draws and, in addition to your answer or entry, we will require you to send us certain information, such as your name and email address. We will only use this information to administer the promotion and for any other purpose to which you consented when you entered. Our competitions and prize draws shall also be subject to their own set of terms and conditions in each case.
If you sign up to one of our forums, we will ask you to provide a username and email address so that we can let people know who posts which comment and to enable us to deal with any inappropriate or offensive behaviour.
For the same reasons, if you provide comments on any articles or upload your own content to our sites, we may ask you to provide your email address.
You may wish to contact us from time to time by sending us letters or emails or by filling in contact forms on one of our websites. We will only use this information to respond to your query or suggestion.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They cannot harm your computer and do not contain any information that enable us to identify you personally, they just enable our websites to recognise your computer and to identify certain other non-personal information such as which browser you are using. This information can be used to make the website work, to identify which parts of the site can work better or to analyse how often people visit the site and what they look at. We will not associate this data with any personally identifying information that you may choose to provide to us in other ways.
By your using this website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in policy and agree to us sending you cookies.
For information about how you can change how your browser deals with cookies, please see the “Managing Cookies” section below.
Which cookies do we use on this site and why?
The list below sets out the main cookies that we use on this site and what we use them for.
|These are Google's Universal Analytics cookies. The Analytics tool collects anonymous information about how visitors use our websites, for example, how many visitors came to our website and when, what browsers visitors use and how long visitors stay on the site. DK has also enabled Google Analytics Advertising Features, which include Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, DoubleClick Platform integrations, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. For more information, please visit Google's Data Privacy and Security information.|
This data does not contain any information that is personal to you.
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|These are "Add This" social media cookies. These cookies enable users, if they wish, to login to their accounts on social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook and share content from our websites with their friends. These cookies do not allow us access to your accounts or provide us with any confidential information relating to any of your accounts.|
|These are third party Facebook cookies. These cookies enable users, if they wish, to login to their Facebook account share content from our websites with their friends. These cookies do not allow us access to your accounts or provide us with any confidential information relating to your accounts.|
|These are third party Twitter cookies. These cookies enable users, if they wish, to login to their Twitter account share content from our websites with their friends. These cookies do not allow us access to your accounts or provide us with any confidential information relating to your accounts.|
|These are third party cookies placed by YouTube videos we have embedded on the site. We do not control the setting of these cookies so please check the websites of these third-parties for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.|
|BNES_* - “Prefixed with the cookies received from the back-end server and if the cookie value needs to be encrypted”||Used by the Barracuda security firewall for cookie tamper protection purposes.|
Some features used on this website may involve a cookie being sent to your computer by a third party. For example, if you view or listen to any embedded audio or video content you may be sent cookies from the site where the embedded content is hosted. Likewise, if you share any content on this >website through social networks (for example by clicking a Facebook “like” button or a “Tweet” button) you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies so please check the websites of these third-parties for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
To make full use of this site, your device must be set to accept cookies otherwise some of its (for example online shopping) may not work.
If you nevertheless want to restrict, block or disable cookies, you can do so by changing your browser settings. If you would like more specific information about how to change your browser settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org which has detailed information for each browser as well as more information about cookies in general.
This policy applies to software applications, enhanced ebooks and other similar digital products published by Dorling Kindersley Limited and its affiliated companies. Such products are referred to in this Policy as "Apps".
Anonymous aggregated analytics data
Many of our Apps use the Flurry analytics tool. This collects anonymous data which tell us how users interact with our Apps and we will analyse that data to help us decide how to build better Apps in the future.
If you wish to opt-out from Flurry analytics, please follow this link:
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