Cookie policy

Network N Media Limited uses cookies on its websites which may provide enhanced functionality to users, such as user accounts and saved preferences; we also use cookies for advertising and tracking purposes. This can include information on the page you are looking at, the browser you use, your ISP and other information. We use cookies to limit the number of times we show you the same advertisements. Depending on your geographic location you may see a CMP (Consent Management Platform) 'cookie bar' pop-up when you visit our websites. This enables you to manage cookies from our partners.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either 'persistent' cookies or 'session' cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website

(b) status - we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website or opted-in to receive browser and desktop notifications

(c) security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally

(d) advertising - we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you (cookies used for this purpose include: Google AdSense, Google AdExchange, Avocet, OpenX, PulsePoint, Sovrn, Teads, Skimlinks, Monetizer 101; and other partners listed in our websites ads.txt file)

(e) analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services (cookies used for this purpose include: Google Analytics, ComScore, Crazy Egg, Facebook Audience, Google Analytics Audience)

(f) cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally

(g) service - we use cookies to provide the best possible experience for returning users

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them using the Manage Cookies link on our website.

Cookies used by our service providers

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website. You can view the full list of service providers using the Manage Cookies link on our website and update your preferences at any time. The service providers we work with change from time to time, and we do our best to keep the list of service providers up to date.

We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting:

You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative's multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at:

However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at:

We use Avocet, OpenX, PulsePoint, Sovrn and Google Audiences to carry out retargeting and Header Bidding. These services use cookies for retargeting ads and targeting ads based on your interests. You can manage these cookies using the Manage Cookies link on our website.

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) (Chrome)

(b) (Firefox)

(c) (Opera)

(d) (Internet Explorer)

(e) (Safari)

(f) (Edge)

If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.

The Loadout and Starfield Db

Please note that the websites, Starfield Db and The Loadout are also subject to additional and/or alternate terms and conditions, privacy policy and cookie policies. You may find information about these at the following links: