Website Cookies

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Cookie Policy

By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookies Policy.

In this section you will find information about the cookies that may be set when you visit this website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

Topics:

  1. How to control and delete cookies
  2. List of the main cookies on this website
  3. Third Party Cookies
  4. Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

1. How to control and delete cookies

This website will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.
This website uses services provided by other companies (e.g. Google, Facebook ) who also set cookies on this website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.

If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please continue reading.

2. List of the main cookies on this website

This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for.

Cookie Name

Purpose

PHPSESSID

This is a session cookie stored in the computer's memory only during a user's browsing session and is automatically deleted from the user's computer when the browser is closed.
This cookie stores a session ID that is not personally identifiable to users, allowing the user to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.
Session cookies are never written on the hard drive and they do not collect any information from the user's computer. Session cookies expire at the end of the user's browser session and can also become no longer accessible after the session has been inactive for a specified length of time, usually 20 minutes.
This cookie may also be used to store information such as the contents of a shopping cart or to provide feedback messages to users during your browsing session.

XSRF-TOKEN

 This cookie is written to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

__cfduid

Cookie assoiated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

ckCsrfToken

The CSRF token can be used to secure the communication between the web browser and the server, i.e. for the file upload feature in the editor.

AWS_BUCKET

 Amazon S3 bucket

 

3. Third Party Cookies

This website uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on this website on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies listed below.

Cookie Name

Purpose

1P_JAR

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

APISID
PREF

This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

HSID
NID

This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites.

OGPC

This cookie enables the functionality of Google Maps.

SAPISID

This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites. This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device.

SID

This is a very common cookie name but where it is found as a session cookie it is likely to be used as for session state management.

SIDCC
SSID

This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

__cfduid

Cookie assoiated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

__stripe_mid

This cookie is associated with Calendly, a Meeting Schedulers that some websites employ. This cookie allows the meeting scheduler to function within the website.

__utmx
__utmxx
_ga

This cookie is associated with Google Website Optimizer, a tool designed to help site owners improve their wbesites. It is used to distinguish between two varaitions a webpage that might be shown to a visitor as part of an A/B split test. This helps site owners to detemine which version of a page performs better, and therefore helps to improve the website.

YSC

This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.

 

4. Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

This website may use the Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content using services or software.

Software and services we use include:

JW Player http://www.longtailvideo.com

To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

How to disable Flash Cookies:

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like bbc.co.uk or for all websites - see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications such as this website iPlayer.

Please note that if you disable your Flash cookies for this website you may be unable to watch video content.