Cookie Notice

We have organised this Cookie Notice based on the different ways you might interact with our websites and what you might want to know as a result.

1. Who we are and how to contact us

We are Funeral Notices, Bookanad, Marketplacelive, and Family Notices. We are all part of Reach Group, which is made up of Reach plc and its subsidiaries.

For any queries you have relating to this Notice, you can get in touch using the contact details provided in the 'Contact us' section.

2. About this Cookie Notice

We want you to feel in control of the information you generate when you use our websites.

This Notice explains how we use cookies and similar technologies ('cookies') on our websites, and how you can manage the behaviour of these cookies.

3. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small data file sent from a website to your web browser. It is stored in your web browser's cache and allows a website, or a third party, to recognise your browser, and to obtain data about your browsing activity.

Mobile devices and browsers can be shared by a number of people, so cookies do not always relate to particular individuals. For a detailed description of how we use the personal data we collect, please see our Privacy Notice.

4. What types of cookies do we use?

We use five main types of cookies: essential, functional, analytic, personalisation, and advertising.

4.1. Essential cookies

These cookies are essential to provide you with the services that you have requested from us; because of their essential nature, they cannot be switched off.

4.2. Functional cookies

These cookies enable us to remember some important information, such as your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, your registration and log in details, and your settings and preferences.

They are used by us to ensure that you don't have to log in every single time you want to view a different page, and to ensure our interactive services work effectively.

4.3. Analytic cookies

Analytic cookies retain information as you view different pages on our websites, and they help us to paint a picture of how our readers use our websites.

Additionally, these cookies help us to make the website work as efficiently as possible, and provide better content and services in the future.

4.4. Personalisation cookies

These cookies are placed on two of our websites, namely Marketplacelive and Family Notices, to enable us to recommend content we think you'll be interested in, based on what you've looked at before.

4.5. Advertising cookies

Similar to above, these cookies are placed on Marketplacelive and Family Notices, to deliver more relevant advertising.

These cookies may gather information about your browsing activity on our websites and for third parties, across different websites and across different visits. They contribute to more relevant ads, enabling an advertiser to tailor advertising to you when you visit our websites.

We undertake this activity on the basis of your consent, which we request on their behalf through the 'cookie banner' which appears when you first visit our Site. The 'cookie banner' message box will reappear from time to time in case you change your mind, or when something changes (typically every 30 days). Please see the 'cog' icon at the bottom left of every webpage to manage your consents.

For further information on how personalised advertising works on Marketplacelive and Family Notices, please visit Google's description of how AdSense works here:

5. Why do we use cookies?

The information generated from your browsing helps us to understand how people use our websites, how we can improve them, and also to make sure that adverts are more relevant to you.

Further information on the purposes of placing cookies can be found within our CMP, displayed to all new website visitors.
It can also be found via the 'cog' icon at the bottom left of each webpage.

6. How can you manage your cookie preferences?

Our CMP helps you to manage what non-Essential cookies are placed on your device; you can decide whether to accept or reject a range of cookies with defined purposes. These preferences can be changed at any time, by clicking on the Privacy cog icon on the bottom left of every webpage.

Additionally, most web browsers will allow you to stop accepting cookies. This is normally controlled through the Settings or Help page of a browser; further information can be found using the below links:

Microsoft Edge cookie settings

Firefox cookie settings

Chrome cookie settings

Safari cookie settings

For interest based advertising, you can also opt-out by visiting:

There is an AdChoice logo at the corner of every advertisement that carries behavioural targeting cookies; you can click on the link within this logo to control the settings that Google uses to display adverts (

7. How long do cookies last?

Cookies are stored on your device until you delete them or until they expire, as a general rule we will not retain any data that has been captured through their use for any longer than necessary.

Detailed information regarding the duration of cookies set by our partners, can be found within the relevant section of our CMP.

8. Are there any third parties involved?

When you provide us with permission, we will share data collected through the use of cookies and similar technologies on our websites with selected third party partners.

We provide detailed information on the identity of partners, including the data that they collect and what they use it for, within the relevant sections of our CMP.

9. Social media technologies

When you use social media technologies on our websites, each platform has its own policies to be aware of. For information on limiting the use of widgets and sharing functions with social networks, see below:

Twitter widgets

Facebook widgets

Pinterest widgets

10. Third party providers, cookie purposes, cookie durations, and cookie types

Detailed information on the third party providers that operate on our website, placing cookies, can be accessed via our CMP. The information provided includes the purposes for placing each cookie, in addition to the expiry date of the cookie and the cookie type.

Our CMP is made available to every website visitor on their first visit and, for every additional, can be found by clicking on the 'cog' icon available on the bottom left of every webpage.

11. Contact us

For any queries you have relating to this Notice, you can contact our Data Protection Team at:

12. Last updated

This Notice was updated on 05/09/2022