Cookie Policy

This cookie policy provides you with information about the cookies Shorts International Limited (“we”) use on our website and the purposes for using them. To review the privacy policies that apply to users of this website, please read our Privacy Policy.

By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this Cookie Policy.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.
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.

Key concepts
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:

  1. ‘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.

    We use:

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
7 days

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
Player; vuid
(these are all Vimeo cookies)
to enable users to watch content on the Vimeo player Third party and Session Read Vimeo’s cookie policy here:
  • Functional cookies

    These cookies allow websites to remember the choices you make:

    We use:

    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

    In order to keep our website relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use them. For example, we can see which parts of our website are most popular, identify which programmes have been watched online, identify when errors occur, and test different versions of a page or feature to see which one works best. Web analytics services use cookies to recognise your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited our website before and what you have previously viewed or clicked on. This allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit us. It also helps us to analyse patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience.

    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.

    We use:

    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
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access or view all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

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:

If you would like more information about our use of cookies, please email [email protected]

Updated 24 May 2018

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