Cookie Use

Use of cookies by The Key

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The following table explains the cookies this website uses, and their purpose:



The Key cookies

These cookies are used to make it easier for you to log on to and use the site during future visits. They also allow us to monitor site traffic and to personalise the content of the site for you.

Click here to read our privacy policy.

Google Analytics cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site and gain insight. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

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YouTube cookies

We embed videos from YouTube using the privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of these embedded videos. Click here for more information on YouTube’s embedded videos.

Vimeo cookies

We embed videos from our private Vimeo channel. Vimeo may place a number of cookies in your browser. Some of the cookies will only be used if you use certain features or select certain preferences, and some cookies will always be used. Click here for Vimeo’s cookie policy.

LiveChat cookies

We use LiveChat to allow users to contact our member support team. LiveChat may place a number of cookies on your browser, in order to provide the service.

Click here for LiveChat, Inc.'s privacy policy.

Managing cookies on your computer

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. If you turn off cookies you may not be able to use all the services on The Key. However, you will still be able to see our article content.

The following pages contain information on managing cookies on the most popular browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer – Deleting and managing cookies

Google Chrome – Manage your cookies and site data

Mozilla Firefox – Cookies

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