Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie? 
‘Cookies’ are small text files that websites may place on your computer, mobile device or tablet. They’re used to remember what you have done on a website in order to improve your browsing experience, to help remember log-ins, or to provide advertising while visiting a particular site.

What is a Web Beacon?
Web beacons are images embedded in a web page. We use web beacons to see which of our email messages are opened or forwarded so we can better understand what types of email messages our customers are interested in and how we can improve our communication with our customers.

Our Policy is Simple.
We  ONLY  use cookies to deliver a smooth experience to our website visitors and to understand how visitors use our websites. We do this because we want you to have a great experience browsing our sites, so we can provide you with relevant content and so that we can continually improve the service we provide you.

This means that we DON’T identify you personally as a user of our website, and we DON’T use cookies to target you with advertising.

You can decide whether to accept or reject cookies from us – it’s your choice.

Why do we use them?
We use different types of cookies for different functions.

Some cookies allow you to stay logged in while you browse our site. If you didn’t have a cookie for this purpose, you would need to log in every time you loaded a different page from our site. We think this would be a very annoying experience.

Cookies help us identify which of our articles, discussions, videos or documents are the most popular and what type of journey a visitor has through our sites. After all, we don’t want to spend a lot of time publishing things no one is interested in.

We place a cookie when you visit a page on which we show an advert. This helps us to collect anonymous information about how frequently adverts are clicked and to understand how interesting and attractive our adverts are. We don’t pass this information to third parties.

A list of all the cookies we use, along with our advert network and technology partners can be found in our cookie list at the bottom of this page.

Do I have a choice over the use of cookies? 
Yes. There are a number of options available. You can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to only allow “trusted” sites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those websites which you are using at that moment.

Some of the functionality of our website will be lost if you delete all cookies.
All of the ‘popular’ browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To help you better understand these settings, the following links may be helpful to you, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details..

Internet Explorer 5
Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7 & 8
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11

We recommend visiting for more information about cookies and how to manage them.

Our Main Technology Partners
We work with, and use the following companies to maintain and improve our website. We ensure that any company that works with us and collects data, satisfies data protection requirements. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Google Analytics 
We use performance type cookies such as Google Analytics to better understand how visitors use our site, for example, which pages are viewed, how long customers spend visiting a particular page and how often they return to visit our site. This information assists our marketing and sales teams to understand which of our pages are performing well and which pages require improvement.

Get Clicky
Get Clicky is used for collecting anonymous website usage statistics. The information that is collected includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/entry/visited/exit pages, to analyse trends, administer the site, and track user’s movement around the site. Get Clicky sets the “_jsuid” cookie, which allows Get Clicky to create, for example, the following usage profile. More information can be found in the Get Clicky Privacy terms.

We use Eloqua to manage our email campaigns as well our CRM systems.

GSMA uses a Twitter ‘badge’ and ‘button’ as a quick way for users to post information, articles or stories from our sites to their Twitter account. Using this function requires the user to enter their twitter account details, but neither this, nor any other personal information is collected by GSMA in this process.

WordPress provide the platform for the content of certain GSMA websites. WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters.

GSMA uses AddThis to help us spread our content across the web by making it easy for visitors to bookmark and share content to their favourite social destinations. For more information please see their Privacy Policy.

We participate in the Bizographic Targeting Network (Bizo), an online B2B advertising network. When you visit our websites, Bizo places a bizographic (business demographic) cookie on your browser. This cookie contains no Personally Identifiable Information (PII). It identifies your professional bizographics and allows Bizo advertisers to display professionally relevant advertising on our pages. To learn more about how Bizo targets ads, visit their web site. If you wish to ‘opt out’ of the targeted advertising delivered by Bizo, please visit the Bizo opt out page. Or, you may opt out of multiple ad targeting cookies, including Bizo, via the National Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Discus provides discussion forum software enabling us to plug powerful functionality into our sites and engage in conversations with viewers.

Our Cookie List
The aim of this cookie list is to help you recognise the cookies placed on your browser when you visit our websites or see adverts for us elsewhere.

We have tried to list all the cookies, which we, or our technology partners use, but sometimes there may be a short delay in updating this list. If you think we’ve missed any, or any that should be listed, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to investigate and list.

utma, utmb, utmc, utmz
These cookies allow Google Analytics to track the usage of the site.

The _cfduid cookie is used by Cloudflare to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the visitor’s machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. It does not correspond to any userid in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.

uid, di, dt, loc, psc, uid, uit, uvc
AddThis, one of our technology partners, uses these cookies. They track which of the social networking options you use (email a friend, send to Facebook etc.) This information is only collected in aggregate form so we can tell which are the most popular tools.

loc – This is a geo-location cookie, so we know approximately where people sharing information are located
uid/uit – User id and login time tracking
psc – View counter cookie
di/dt – Date tracking cookies for determining expiration of other cookies

This cookie is a ‘session cookie’ and 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.

This cookie is an identifier for your current session in PHP. If disabled it render access session variables useless and therefore unable to use the site functions. This cookie is also used within partner registration pages.

Get Clicky sets the “_jsuid” cookie, which allows Get Clicky to create traffic report for use only within GSMA  (example: usage profile). More information can be found in the Get Clicky Privacy terms.

This cookie is set by Eloqua as part of the traffic analysis used in a similar vein to Google Analytics and Get Clicky. This is used internally within GSMA

This cookie is set by Eloqua as a permission to recognise visitors and track activity.

This is a GSMA set cookie to remember the users choice of theme (black or white background) for return visits.

This cookie checks to see if your browser can accept cookies. If it is set to reject all cookies, this cookie will let us know so we can send you an error message to let you know that our website cannot function properly without enabling cookies.

This ADTECH cookie allows the ad server to check if you accept cookies

This ADTECH cookie is the ad server’s anonymous unique user ID, used for example to control the number of ads seen by a user.

ADTECH uses cookies to store the following non-person-related data:

  • Browser type (such as Chrome 9.x)
  • Operating system (such as Windows 7)
  • Date and time at which a specific banner was delivered

When collecting or storing data, ADTECH conforms with the German data protection law and fulfils the regulations of the Privacy Preferences Projects (P3P), that are determined by the World Wide Web group.

This WPML cookie is used to track the language the user has selected to view the site in. Used on Mobile Asia Expo

Bizo uses the following cookies:

This cookie is used if where in the site the visitor goes and how many pages they’ve used.

If we have a Bizo ID for the visitor, this cookie is to determine the specific data for that user (i.e. industry, company size, functional area, seniority and location.

This cookie is used to determine if there is Bizographic data attached to this visitor.

This cookie is an API call. Basically it is used to determine if we have seen the visitor before so we can determine what information we have on them.

Disqus uses the following cookies:

_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
cookies related to Google Analytics used by Disqus.

Internal statistics, used for anonymous visitors

Disqus uses cookies to remember a user’s login information so they don’t have to login every time they visit a new site using Disqus.