Privacy and Cookies - How We Use Cookies


European laws require that digital publishers give visitors to their sites information about their use of cookies. In compliance with the European Union cookie law, EU/UK visitors should have seen an overlay which explained that by continuing to access our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. By accessing the website, you agree that this Cookie Policy will apply whenever you access the website on any device.

Any changes to this policy will be posted here. We reserve the right to vary this Cookie Policy from time to time and such changes shall become effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of the Victoriana Magazine website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.


Why Cookies?

Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’.


What Is In A Cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information about computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the website and your location.


What Type of Cookies Do We Use?


Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. The following companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them. To opt out from these services, please visit some of our partners’ websites and follow the instructions provided.

  • Facebook Like-Button Privacy Policy
    Our website uses social plugins provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:
  • Twitter Privacy Policy 
    Our website uses Twitter and with the re-tweet-functions so called “social plugins” from, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). If you use the re-tweet-functions, the third party web pages you visit will be connected to your Twitter account. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as your rights in this respect and ways to protect your personal information, please refer to the privacy notices of on Twitter.
  • Pinterest Privacy Policy
    Our website uses Pinterest's products and services as provided by Pinterest, Inc. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Pinterest, as well as your rights in this respect and ways to protect your personal information, please refer to the privacy notices of on Pinterest.
  • Google +1 Button Privacy Policy
    The Google +1 button is a way for you to share information publicly with the world. The Google +1 button helps you and others receive personalized content from Google and Google’s partners. The fact that you +1′d something will be recorded by Google, along with information about the page you were viewing when you clicked on the +1 button. Your +1s may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as in search results or on your Google Profile) or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. The information you provide to Google is used subject to Google’s main Google +1 Button Privacy Policy.
  • Feedburner Privacy Policy
    Feeds are a way for websites large and small to distribute their content well beyond just visitors using browsers. Feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader, or in some cases good old email. Feeds also make it possible for site content to be packaged into "widgets," "gadgets," mobile devices, and other bite-sized technologies that make it possible to display blogs, podcasts, and major news/sports/weather/whatever headlines just about anywhere. The information you provide to Feedburner is used subject to the main Google Privacy Policy.
  • YouTube Privacy Policy
    We sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube. YouTube video player cookie policy.



Our advertisers use cookies to serve you with advertisements believed relevant to you and your interests. For example, some of our advertising partners may use cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information about your visit to our site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. To opt out from these services, please visit some of our partners’ websites and follow the instructions provided.

  • (ad partner):
    You can view a summary of the eBay Privacy Policy at Privacy Summary Page. More information about eBay BCRs and their global privacy practices and principles, including information on how to contact them with any questions, is available at the eBay Privacy Center.
  • iTunes/Apple (ad partner):
    Apple features a Privacy Policy that covers how they collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information. You can familiarize yourself with their privacy practices here.


You can also manage many companies’ cookies used for online advertising at the US-based choices page or the EU-based Your Online Choices. Finally, you can manage cookies in your web browser.



These monitor how visitors move around the website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance. To opt out from these services, please visit some of our partners’ websites and follow the instructions provided.

  • Google Analytics 
    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address truncated by the last octet prior to its storage using the “_anonymizeIp()” method) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser:


What To Do To Stop Cookies Being Set?

If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set. If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings. These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser (remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one). Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.


This Cookie Policy forms part of and is incorporated into our website Terms and Conditions.