Privacy & Cookies Policy

This is the privacy policy of Agora Lifestyles Ltd. It was last updated in January 2016. If we change our privacy policy, we will notify you of those changes here.

Links to other sites

Our website may include hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated or controlled by us. This policy only applies to our website and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practises of third party websites.


When you sign up for a free email service or information about a seminar we store your email address along with any other information you provide. This information may include, but is not limited to, details such as your name and email address. By signing up to a free email service, or subscribing for a free or paid service or product, you agree to the collection, storage and processing of your information in the manner set out in this policy.

By signing up for our services/visiting our website, you are agreeing to this privacy policy and the terms and conditions.

Data Use

We use the information we collect from you to process orders, identify personal preferences and match your needs with relevant products and services. If you have signed up for a free email service, we use the information you provide to send the email to you.

We also use your data to improve the services and support we offer, and to provide a better, more relevant experience for you. This may include sharing your data with trusted companies who work for or with us to help provide these things. Where we share data with them, we do so in a secure way. We do not sell or rent your data to any other outside companies.

Unless you have opted not to receive offers, we also use your information to send you offers by email from us, and by post from us and other carefully selected outside companies. We do not rent or sell your email address to companies outside the Agora/Fleet Street Publications group. Companies in the Agora Financial UK/Fleet Street Publications group are MoneyWeek Limited, Fleet Street Publications Limited, Agora Financial UK Limited, Agora Lifestyles Limited, Agora Health Limited and Agora Inc. Should you wish to unsubscribe at any time, instructions on how to do so are included with every email.

Data capture and processing

The data you provide is captured and processed on our behalf by Publishing Services, LLC. Publishing Services, LLC is based in Baltimore in the United States. The US has no comprehensive data protection law, however Publishing Services offers the same levels of protection for your information, including the security of the database on which your information is stored and the privacy of your information, that we offer in the United Kingdom.

If you attend one of our seminars, we will share your information with a third party we work with in producing the seminar. They may contact you by phone or email to discuss the seminar and other offers with you.

We will only disclose your data to other third parties, if we are compelled to do so for legal or regulatory purposes.

Advertising in free emails

We fund our free emails by taking advertising. There are small ads in each free email, and then two or three times a month we will send you separate promotional emails, which will contain advertisements from us or from other companies.

By subscribing to any of our free emails, you are consenting to receive these promotions. We cannot send you a free email alone without the promotional emails.

Marketing using unsolicited email messages

We only send emails promoting Agora Financial UK, Fleet Street Publications or its products to those who have agreed to receive such messages. We prohibit any advertising of Agora Financial UK, Fleet Street Publications or its products using unsolicited email addresses.

If you believe that you have received unsolicited emails that you did not give permission to receive please contact Fleet Street Publications here.


What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files which are downloaded onto your computer, tablet or mobile phone via your browser when you visit a website. They enable specific details about your visit to our website to be recorded, retrieved and analysed by our site during subsequent visits or by other sites that recognise the cookie.

Cookies are essential to the effective operation of our website and if you are a subscriber of our paid services for you to view the members’ only content. Cookies on this site also help to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to our customers, both on this website and elsewhere.

Cookies can’t harm your computer and they don’t identify individual users.

Cookies on our website

Here’s a list of the cookies we use, along with a description of what they do. We’ve divided them into those that are needed for you to be able to use our website (strictly necessary), those that improve your experience of the site or our services (functionality), those that help us analyse how the site is doing and how we might improve it (performance), and those that help us and third parties bring you advertising that might interest you (advertising).

Strictly Necessary – Cookies that are needed for you to use our website
Cookie name Cookie Purpose
PHPSESSID, wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_logged_in, wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1, wordpress_[hash] These cookies check if you’re a subscriber to our paid for publications, and if you are, they remember a valid password has been entered as you move between pages on our website during a visit. If you’re a subscriber to paid services and you disable these cookies you won’t be able to view content that your subscription entitles you to view.


Functionality – Cookies that improve your experience of our website and our services
Cookie Name Cookie Purpose
e_m_bazooka, eMember_in_use, comment_author, comment_author_email, wpmfcookie Some of our websites have members areas and forums. When you login to a members area the first two cookies help the site to remember that you are logged in so you can access any members only page without having to provide your details again. If you make a comment on our site as a guest user (ie you do not have a username and password), the second two cookies remember your name, email and website URL. This is purely a convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment. The final cookie remembers the date of your last visit so that you can see which threads and comments have been added since you last checked the forum.
guest_id, xtc, uid, _atuvc, uit, di, dt, loc, oo, pt, ck, sess, uuid2, uuid, mt_mop, bcookie, X-LI-IDC At the foot of each of our articles there are buttons which allows you to share the article with others. We also display our latest tweets on our website. These cookies, from Add This, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Linked In allow you to share content. We don’t control the setting of these cookies so we suggest you check their websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
PREF We use a Google search engine on some of our sites to help you to find the content you are looking for. The PREF cookie is set by Google and may store your preferences and other information, in particular your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. We don’t control the setting of this cookie so we suggest you check their websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


Performance – Cookies that help us analyse how our website and services are doing and how we might improve them
Cookie name Cookie Purpose
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmz, These cookies enable Google Analytics to function. Google Analytics helps us take and analyse visitor information. For example, it tells us how many visitors our site has, how many times they visit, how long they stay on our site and which pages are most popular. It also tells us if our marketing efforts are working, so it tells us where a visitor has come from, for example, from a link, a website search or an ad. This information helps us improve our website and your visit, and makes our marketing campaigns more relevant. For more details about how Google use the information they collect, see the Google privacy policy
__qca, mc These cookies help us take and analyse website visitor information.
x, xcode, y, c These cookies help us to see how our email and web marketing campaigns are performing.
id, test_cookie These cookies tell us how our “pay per click” marketing campaigns on Google are performing and help us test new offers.
is_returning We sometimes use this cookie, from Crazy Egg, to analyse how much of our material readers view and to help us tailor the site to your needs.


Advertising – Cookies that help us and third parties bring you advertising that is more likely to interest you
Cookie name Cookie Purpose
a29854b3488, btag, ASPSESSIONIDQCTTQQRC, ASP.NET_SessionId These cookies are used to deliver adverts that might be relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.These cookies are dropped by our advertising partners. We don’t control the setting of these cookies so we suggest you check their website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


The Google remarketing tool is used on this website. This enables us, through the use of cookies, to reach people who have previously visited our site, and show them relevant ads when they visit other sites on the Google Display Network.

You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.

More information on cookies, including how to manage them

As explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website. If you disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of our website don’t work, for example, you may have difficulties viewing subscription only articles. It also means that other areas of the site may not work as well as you would like.

However, if you would like to disable cookies the ‘help’ option on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. We’ve set out below how to manage cookies on the most common browsers.

If you would like to learn more about cookies in general, or how to disable targeted advertising cookies, you can visit

The links we’ve included open in new windows. Please note that we are not responsible for the content of third party websites.

Managing cookies using your browser

Google Chrome

  • Click on the three lines icon (usually found top-right corner).
  • Click on the ‘Settings’ link.
  • In the ‘Privacy’ section, select the ‘Content settings’ button
  • To enable cookies: select ‘Allow local data to be set’ option
  • To disable cookies: select ‘Block all cookies’ option
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’
  • In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0

  • Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.
  • Click the Tools button , point to Safety, and then click Delete browsing history.
  • Select the Cookies check box, and then click Delete.
  • For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer 9, refer to the following page from Microsoft:

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
  • Select the ‘Privacy’ panel
  • To enable cookies: Leave unchecked ‘Tell websites I do not want to be tracked’.
  • To disable cookies: Check ‘Tell websites I do not want to be tracked’.
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla:


  • Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’
  • Select ‘Privacy’
  • To enable cookies: check “Accept Cookies”
  • To disable cookies: uncheck “Accept Cookies”
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software:

Safari on OSX

  • Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  • Click on ‘Security’
  • To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
  • To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple:

Pixels in our html emails

In order to improve the emails and marketing we send you, our html emails may contain a campaign-unique “web beacon pixel”. The single pixel records when an email is opened. This means we can assess which of our emails are more popular and what advertising our readers prefer. We can also inform our advertisers how many readers have clicked on their advertisements.

As with cookies, the pixel doesn’t harm your computer and it doesn’t identify individual users. We currently only provide our emails in HTML format, so if you do not wish to receive the pixel, you would need to unsubscribe from our emails.

Future updates to our Cookies and Privacy Policy

We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website and our services.

We monitor developments in privacy and cookie-related best practice closely and if we think changes to our policy would be of benefit to you we’ll make a change to our policy.

Right to data

You have the right to ask us for a copy of the personal information we hold about you, and to correct any inaccuracies in that information.

If you have any queries regarding this privacy statement, please contact customer services

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