What is a cookie?
Cookies are very useful and do lots of different jobs which help to make your experience on websites as smooth as possible. For example, they let you move between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.
First and third-party cookies: whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (eg cookies placed by us).
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie. We do not control these cookies.
Persistent cookies: these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies: these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Which cookies do we use and why
When you use our website, the following cookies may be set:
- ‘Strictly necessary’ cookies
These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our website and to use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website such as the videos in Content Sales. Without these cookies, accessing secure content, for example, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.
|Name of cookie||Purpose||Type||Lifespan of cookie|
|“content sales” cookie||to determine whether the user has access to the secure content in the Content Sales section of the website||First party and
Embedded content: On some pages of our website we may include embedded content, for example, content that is hosted on Vimeo. When you visit a page with embedded content, the service provider (for example, Vimeo) may set its own cookies on your web browser to enable the the content to play, to track the success of their application or to customise their application / video player to you.
We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.
Essential third party cookies on our site:
|Name of cookie||Purpose||Type||Further info|
|JSESSIONID; __qca; __utma; __utmz; _ga
(these are all Vimeo cookies)
- Functional cookies
These cookies allow websites to remember the choices you make:
Name of cookie Purpose Type Lifespan of cookie “user_region” cookie to determine which site content to show depending on your location First party and
7 days “cookie_prompt” cookie to determine whether or not to show the user the cookie message First party and Persistent 31 days
Whilst these cookies don’t collect things like your name or email address, they do collect a unique user identifier code. This enables us to identify your device so that we can improve your experience and make sure your settings are remembered correctly.
- Analytics cookies
Again, these cookies do not identify you directly as they do not collect information such as your name or email address. However, the information collected by these cookies will be linked to a unique user identifier code. This is a random sequence of numbers and letters which we can use to link information collected by the cookies back to you without the cookies collecting your name or email address. This allows us to use the information collected by the cookies to understand more about your viewing habits and your interests so that we can, if applicable, make our advertising and marketing more relevant to you.
Name of cookie Purpose Type Lifespan of cookie Google Analytics’ “_gid” cookie To distinguish users. And more generally, helps website owners measure how users interact with website content Third party and Persistent 24 hours Google Analytics’ “ga” cookie To distinguish users. And more generally, helps website owners measure how users interact with website content Third party and Persistent 2 years Google Analytics’ “gat” cookie Used to throttle request rate Third party and Session 1 minute
Social media tracking: We also use something call Facebook Pixel (a piece of code on our website that lets website operators optimise and build audiences for their advertising campaigns) which allow us to target ads to you within Facebook if you are a Facebook user and you have visited our site. We do not control this code but as a Facebook user, you can control your ad preferences with your Facebook account settings and for example, choose that you don’t want to be served ads based on your website browsing.
We also occasionally run ads on our website and to help us with this, we use DoubleClick cookies. You can find further details on DoubleClick cookies here:
How to delete and block our cookies
Can I withdraw my consent?
If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.
For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit:
To control your ad choices online, visit:
You can control your ad choices in Google here:
As discussed above, regarding Facebook Pixel, you can control the type of ads you see in Facebook, from your own Facebook account settings.
To opt out of Google Analytics, Google has a feature that works with some browsers, please visit here for more details:
Updated 24 May 2018