Cookies Policy


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Farmers Weekly requires cookies in order to operate fully and works with third party advertisers who place cookies on your computer to serve and target advertisements more effectively.

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

Further information about the cookies used by Farmers Weekly is provided below.

Cookies used by Farmers Weekly

The following Cookie categories are based on the classification presented in The International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide.

Category 1 – Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide services that you have requested. Category 1 Cookies used by Farmers Weekly:

  • Login status: To Identify you as being logged in to our website.
  • Load Balancing: Cookies may be used to distribute load across our web servers to ensure our websites perform well and give you the best possible experience.
  • User Subscription Data: Subscription cookies allow us to ensure that you can access resources which you have registered or paid for.

Category 2 – Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way our website works. Category 2 Cookies used by Farmers Weekly include:

  • Web analytics: Google Web Analytics is used to improve the design and user experience of our website by providing statistics on site usage and pages visited.
  • Embedded Videos: Most videos on Farmers Weekly are hosted on Vidyard and YouTube. These sites use cookies to collect video statistics and improve site experience.

Category 3 – Functionality cookies

These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more relevant features.

Category 3 – Cookies used by Farmers Weekly:

  • User Preferences: Preference cookies remember settings you’ve applied to this site such as Layout, Default views, Search filters, Number of Search results per page, and Video bandwidth.
  • Optimising User Experience: Remembering recently viewed pages. Remembering your last search term.
  • Login Information: Login cookies may be used to communicate your login details across pages of this website. This data is encrypted and not shared with third parties.

Category 4 – Targeting or Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

Category 4 – Cookies used by Farmers Weekly:

  • Targeted Advertising: Advertising cookies are used by third parties to gather and send information to other websites so that they can present you with adverts you may be interested in.

    These cookies can be linked to clicks on ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ buttons which may be used on this site.

    Third-party advertising networks used by Farmers Weekly include Doubleclick (Google).

    In addition, third-party advertisers run adverts on Farmers Weekly and use their own advertising networks.

    If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.

  • Campaign Tracking: Campaign Tracking cookies are used to monitor how effective adverts, promotions and e-newsletters are. Farmers Weekly traffics its own campaigns through the likes of Doubleclick (Google) and Site Catalyst.

    In addition, third party advertisers run campaigns on Farmers Weekly.

    If you would like to block cookies being set by third party networks you may do so through the preference settings on your browser.

To contact us about cookies on this site, please email