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Cookie Policy for FrontPage News Media

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. About Us
3. Jurisdiction and Governing Law
4. What Are Cookies?
5. Explicit Consent
6. Purpose of Data Collection
7. Why We Use Cookies
8. Types of Cookies Utilized
9. Specific Cookies Deployed and Data Captured
10. Data Utilization
11. Data Retention Periods
12. Data Anonymization
13. Third-Party Integrations
14. Cooperation with Law Enforcement
15. User Control and Cookie Management
16. Opt-Out Consequences
17. Data Sharing and Transfers
18. International Data Transfers
19. Legal Framework
20. California Notice
21. User Rights in Case of Prosecution
22. Data Subject Rights
23. Penalties for Non-Compliance
24. Updates and Notifications
25. Accessibility
26. Dispute Resolution
27. External Audits and Compliance
28. Data Encryption Methods
29. Geographical Considerations
30. Data Breach Protocol

1. Introduction

FrontPage News Media is dedicated to providing our audience with accurate, timely, and insightful news coverage. In our commitment to transparency and privacy, this Cookie Policy outlines our practices regarding the use of cookies and similar technologies. By accessing our platforms, you consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

2. About Us

FrontPage News Media, headquartered in Malaga, Spain, is a leading international news organization. We deliver a wide range of news, from breaking events to in-depth investigative journalism, across multiple platforms including our website, mobile apps, and social media channels.

3. Jurisdiction and Governing Law

This Cookie Policy and the use of cookies on our digital platforms are governed by the laws of Spain. Any disputes arising from or related to this policy will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Malaga, Spain.

4. What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you visit our websites. They help us improve your user experience by remembering your preferences, collecting analytics data, and personalizing content and ads.

5. Explicit Consent

Upon your first visit to our platforms, we will request your explicit consent to our use of cookies, as detailed in this policy. By choosing to continue using our platforms, you agree to the placement and use of cookies and similar technologies.

6. Purpose of Data Collection

We use data collected through cookies to enhance our website’s functionality, personalize your experience, understand user behavior, and improve our content and services. This data also supports our journalistic activities and operational needs.

7. Why We Use Cookies

Cookies are essential for optimizing the user experience on our platforms. They enable us to remember user preferences, track user engagement, and tailor content to individual interests. By analyzing how users interact with our site, we can continuously improve our offerings and provide more relevant news and features.

8. Types of Cookies Utilized

We utilize a variety of cookies to enhance our service delivery:

  • Session Cookies: Vital for maintaining user session integrity during navigation.
  • Persistent Cookies: Enable us to remember your preferences and settings for
    future visits, providing a personalized experience.
  • Third-Party Cookies: Deployed by our analytics and advertising partners, these
    cookies help in understanding user behavior across websites and delivering
    targeted advertising.

9. Specific Cookies Deployed and Data Captured

Our use of specific cookies, such as Google Analytics (_ga, _gid), Preference Cookies (user_pref), and Security Cookies (auth_token), allows us to capture data on user interactions, preferences, and secure access. This data is crucial for enhancing site security, optimizing user experience, and conducting insightful analytics.

10. Data Utilization

The data we collect through cookies is utilized to enhance website functionality, personalize user experiences, and inform our content strategy. It supports our goal to deliver high-quality journalism and user-centric services. Importantly, we use this data to drive innovations in how news is reported and consumed.

11. Data Retention Periods

Data collected via cookies is retained only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined, with retention periods varying based on the type of cookie and the data it collects. For analytics cookies, data may be retained for up to 24 months, ensuring we have access to historical usage patterns.

12. Data Anonymization

In our commitment to user privacy, we anonymize data wherever possible, ensuring that individuals cannot be directly identified from the analytics and usage data we collect. This practice is part of our broader data protection strategy.

13. Third-Party Integrations

Our platforms integrate with trusted third-party services to enhance functionality and content relevance. These services, including social media platforms and analytics tools, may also use cookies in accordance with their own policies, which we rigorously evaluate for compliance with our privacy standards.

14. Cooperation with Law Enforcement

We may share data collected through cookies with law enforcement agencies only in compliance with legal obligations or to protect the safety of our users and the public. Such cooperation is conducted with strict adherence to legal standards and user privacy protections.

15. User Control and Cookie Management

Users have full control over the use of cookies on our platforms. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings, including deleting or blocking cookies. However, it’s important to note that altering cookie settings can affect the functionality of our site.

16. Opt-Out Consequences

Opting out of cookies may limit certain functionalities on our website, such as content personalization and the ability to save preferences. We strive to ensure that even without cookies, our content remains accessible and informative.

17. Data Sharing and Transfers

Data collected may be shared within the FrontPage News Media network and with selected partners for the purposes of improving our services and offerings. All data sharing and transfers are conducted with rigorous privacy safeguards in place.

18. International Data Transfers

Given our global operations, international data transfers are conducted in compliance with global data protection regulations, ensuring that user data is securely protected across borders.

19. Legal Framework

Our cookie usage complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other relevant privacy laws, ensuring that our users’ data rights are fully protected.

20. California Notice

For California residents, the CCPA provides specific rights regarding personal information. This section outlines those rights and how to exercise them, emphasizing our commitment to transparency and compliance.

21. User Rights in Case of Prosecution

Users have the right to be informed and to access or contest the use of their data in legal proceedings. We ensure transparency and respect for user rights throughout any legal process.

22. Data Subject Rights

All users can exercise their rights to access, correct, delete, or restrict processing of their personal data collected through cookies. We provide clear channels for users to exercise these rights effectively.

23. Penalties for Non-Compliance

Non-compliance with our Cookie Policy may result in restricted access to our platforms. We enforce this policy to protect the integrity of our user data and ensure a safe, compliant online environment.

24. Updates and Notifications

We periodically update our Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. Users will be notified of significant updates to ensure ongoing awareness and consent.

25. Accessibility

Our platforms are designed to be accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. We follow best practices and standards to ensure our content is easily navigable and understandable for everyone.

26. Dispute Resolution

Disputes related to our Cookie Policy are resolved through arbitration or in the jurisdiction of Malaga, Spain, ensuring a fair and lawful resolution process.

27. External Audits and Compliance

We engage in regular external audits to verify compliance with data protection laws and our own privacy standards. These audits help us maintain high levels of data security and user trust.

28. Data Encryption Methods

To protect user data, we use advanced encryption methods, such as AES-256, ensuring that data collected through cookies is secure from unauthorized access.

29. Geographical Considerations

Our data handling practices take into account geographical variations in privacy laws and regulations, ensuring compliance and protection for our users regardless of location.

30. Data Breach Protocol

In the event of a data breach, our immediate response includes notifying affected users and taking steps to mitigate any potential harm, in line with our commitment to transparency and accountability.

31. User Rights

We reiterate our users’ rights to manage, access, and control their personal data, including data collected through cookies, emphasizing our commitment to user empowerment and privacy.

32. Contact Information

For any inquiries or concerns about our Cookie Policy or data practices, users can contact our Data Protection Officer or legal department through the provided contact details, ensuring responsive and helpful communication.

33. Ethical Guidelines

Our ethical guidelines underscore our commitment to responsible journalism and data handling. We protect sources, ensure accuracy, and respect privacy, upholding our integrity and public trust.

34. Transparency Reports

We publish transparency reports detailing law enforcement requests for user data, demonstrating our commitment to user privacy and legal compliance.

35. Grievance Redressal

Users can report grievances related to cookie usage or data handling. We provide a dedicated channel for grievances, ensuring concerns are addressed promptly and fairly.

36. Advanced Security Measures

Our advanced security measures, including real-time monitoring and intrusion detection, protect against unauthorized access and data breaches, ensuring the safety of user data.

37. Consent Mechanism

Our consent mechanism for cookie usage is clear and user-friendly, allowing users to make informed choices about their data. Users can give, withdraw, or renew their consent easily.

38. Data Processing Partners

We work with trusted data processing partners to enhance our services while ensuring they adhere to our strict privacy standards and security measures.

39. Legal Obligations

Our cookie practices are informed by our legal obligations under data protection laws, ensuring that we operate in a lawful, fair, and transparent manner.

40. Cookie Renewal

Users are prompted to renew their cookie consent periodically, reflecting any changes in our practices or policies and ensuring continued compliance and user agreement.

41. Source Protection

We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of our sources, employing secure methods to receive information and ensuring sources remain anonymous and protected.

42. Data Retention and Deletion

Our data retention policies ensure that data is kept only as long as necessary for the purposes collected, with clear procedures for data deletion to protect user privacy.

43. International Laws and Regulations

We navigate international laws and regulations with diligence, ensuring our cookie practices are compliant across jurisdictions and respectful of global data protection norms.

44. Accessibility Features

Our commitment to accessibility is reflected in the features and technologies we implement, making our digital platforms usable for everyone, including those with disabilities.

45. Contact for Accessibility Issues

For accessibility-related inquiries or issues, users can contact our Accessibility Officer, who is dedicated to ensuring our platforms are inclusive and accessible to all users.

46. Legal Recourse

Users have the right to legal recourse if they believe their data protection rights have been violated. We provide information on how to seek redress and enforce rights under applicable laws.

47. Whistleblower Protection

We offer protection for whistleblowers, ensuring that individuals who report unethical or illegal activities can do so without fear of retaliation, safeguarding their anonymity and rights.

48. Data Security Training

Our team undergoes regular data security training, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to protect user data effectively and respond to security challenges.

49. Data Security Audits

Regular data security audits help us identify and address potential vulnerabilities, ensuring our data handling practices meet the highest security standards.

50. Data Breach Response Team

Our Data Breach Response Team is trained to act swiftly in the event of a breach, minimizing impact and communicating transparently with affected users and authorities.

51. Data Processing Records

We maintain detailed records of our data processing activities, providing transparency and accountability in how user data is handled, processed, and protected.

52. Review and Approval

This Cookie Policy is regularly reviewed and approved by our legal team, ensuring it remains up-to-date with the latest legal requirements and best practices in data protection.

53. Contact for Ethical Concerns

For ethical concerns related to our data practices, users can contact our Ethics Committee, which oversees adherence to ethical standards and addresses concerns with integrity and fairness.

54. Final Provisions

This Cookie Policy is part of our broader commitment to user privacy and data protection. By using our services, users agree to the terms outlined, ensuring a safe and respectful digital environment for all.

Last Updated: March 17, 2024