Carnyx Group Ltd, publisher of The Drum, welcomes you to our website.

The privacy of your personal data is important to Carnyx Group Ltd, publisher of The Drum. The following sets out what we do and what we do not do with the information we collect using this website.

1. Introduction

We gather information that relates to, and can identify you (e.g. your name and address when you register on the site) and information that does not identify you (e.g. a visitor’s behaviour patterns when they visit our website). We collect information that does not identify you to evaluate our site, ensure that our site and services run properly and ensure we are paid for advertising services we offer. We may update this policy from time to time.

2. How do we gather information?

Information is collected in two ways:

  1. Indirectly eg using website the website
  2. Directly eg when you buy a subscription or register on the website or when responding to promotions and offers etc.

Information is collected from you when you register with us, or when you contribute to or use some of the advanced features on the site. The information we collect is clearly set out on the web page on which we collect it. In addition, we may collect your IP address and use cookies; please refer to Cookies section below.

3. Why we collect it

We collect information about you so that we can personalise your use of the site, assist your use of the site and improve the site generally. Depending upon your selections for our data protection questions we may arrange for you to be sent information about related products and services from us and carefully selected third parties (see section 4).

4. Who we disclose it to

  1. We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties to enable us to perform services requested by you or with your prior consent.
  2. If you give your consent, we will pass your contact details to third parties who may then occasionally send communications to you to provide information, offers and services that may be of interest to you.
  3. In certain circumstances we may need to disclose information about you if you breach this privacy policy or if you breach the Terms and Conditions. We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law or by any Governmental body.

5. Data Protection

Carnyx Group Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner in the UK as a “data controller” in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

6. Security

Keeping information about you secure is very important to us and certain sections of the site may encrypt data using SSL or a comparable standard. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.

7. Automated processes

Parts of and our billing process (which is transacted via SagePay) are automatic and we may process your personal data as part of and the billing process.

8. Accessing and updating your personal information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 and request us to change/update this information. A small administration fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Marketing Department, Carnyx Group Ltd, Mercat Building, 4th Floor, 26 Gallowgate, Glasgow G1 5AB or email

9. Questions?

If you have any questions or complaints relating to this Privacy Policy or how we use the personal information we have about you, please write to Marketing Department, Carnyx Group Ltd, Mercat Building, 4th Floor, 26 Gallowgate, Glasgow G1 5AB or email We will endeavour to respond to you promptly.

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our website uses cookies, as many other websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make certain functionality on the website work
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Offer you free services/content
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook
  • Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on the web browser you are using to view this website are set to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not
  • Remembering your search settings
  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
  • Allowing you to add comments to our site
  • Tailoring content to your needs

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video.

You can see third party privacy policies on the respective websites. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily share or Like our content through Facebook, Twitter and other social channels we have included sharing buttons on our site.

The privacy policies relating to these services will vary and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Site Improvement Cookies

We regularly test new designs or features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how visitors respond to these different versions. This helps us to offer you a better website.

    Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

    We use cookies to compile anonymous visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website.

    Advertising Cookies

    Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.

    You can learn more about online advertising at You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies HERE. It is worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just that they won't be tailored to you.

    Advertising partners include:

    Cookie List

    A mechanism used by our content management system to tell it whether or not your browser has javascript enabled.
    PHP SessionSESS[a-z0-9]
    A mechanism used by our web server to identify you from another users. SESS[a-z0-9] is used on the main drum site and will only be created once you have logged in. PHPSESSID is used on the directory.
    Google Analytics_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _utmvIn order to capture the popularity of our content we use google analytics to record your interactions with the site. No personal information or content collected via registration and similar forms are collected via this system. If you wish to opt out of this service you may download the official Google opt out tool
    A mechanism used by Youtube to help embed their videos on our site. Please view the google privacy policy for more information.
    __gads, id, _drt_, uid, zdi, udc, udi, dis, eidMechanisms used by our advertisement delivery network to provide more relevant advertisements to our user base

    Turning Cookies Off

    Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

    Subscribers and Email Newsletter

    If you submit your details via The Drum Website, we may use this information to contact you about other relevant events and information, or pass your details to other reputable companies whose products and services may be of interest to you or your company. You may unsubscribe or opt out at any point which we will action as soon as is reasonably practicable.


    If you have any questions in relation to the above please contact Marketing Department, Carnyx Group Ltd, Mercat Building, 4th Floor, 26 Gallowgate, Glasgow G1 5AB or email