EUROPEAN COOKIES INFORMATION
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What are Cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Similar to cookies are clear GIFs, sometimes called web bugs or web beacons. Another cookie is a Flash cookie that is embedded in the Adobe Flash Player, which is a web tool that allows rapid development of dynamic content. Adobe Flash cookies may be used in certain situations where Flash is used to provide some content such as video clips or animation and to remember settings, preferences and usage. They are similar to ‘text or gif’ cookies (as described above) but are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser.
Cookies once downloaded are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu for a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/ goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide (http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/components/com_wordpress/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/icc_uk_cookie_guide.pdf).
Find out how to disable/enable browser cookies by clicking on the “Manage Cookies” section of the Interactive Advertising Bureau website on the following link www.allaboutcookies.org. You may access and manage Flash management tools such as flash cookies from Adobe’s web site directly at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html.
ICC Cookie Classification
The ICC UK Cookie Guide has helpfully classified cookies into 4 categories.
Class 1 – strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping. baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. We do not seek your consent to use these cookies.
Class 2 – Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Class 3 – Functional cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Class 4 – Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out in the appendix below.
CONSISTENT WITH OTHER WEBSITES AND COMMON PRACTICES, MainConcept MAY SET COOKIES IN CLASSES 2 AND 3 ON THE BASIS OF YOUR IMPLIED CONSENT WHEN YOU ACCESS AND USE THE WEBSITE OR USE OUR SERVICES.
CONSENT MAY BE WITHDRAWN BY YOU AT ANY TIME BUT YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ALL COOKIES FROM THE RELEVANT MainConcept PROPERTY ARE DELETED FROM YOUR COMPUTER. IF YOU DO NOT DELETE THE ROVI COOKIES THEY WILL REMAIN ON YOUR COMPUTER. WHERE A ROVI PROPERTY INCLUDES ADVERTISING, MainConcept DOES NOT SET ANY COOKIES RELATING TO CLASS 4 DIRECTLY.
HOWEVER THE ADVERTISERS MAY WISH TO DOWNLOAD COOKIES, INCLUDING CLASS 4 COOKIES, ON YOUR DEVICE. DUE TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE INTERNET AND THE NUMEROUS DEALINGS YOU MAY HAVE WITH A PARTICULAR ADVERTISER THROUGH YOUR ACCESSING OR USING VARIOUS WEBSITES OR WEB SERVICES WE MAKE THE ADVERTISER RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THEY COMPLY WITH LOCAL LAWS, INCLUDING OBTAINING YOUR CONSENT TO COOKIES. ACCORDINGLY YOUR CONSENT TO AN ADVERTISERS COOKIE IS A MATTER BETWEEN YOU AND THE ADVERTISER (OR ADVERTISER NETWORK) CONCERNED AND WHERE YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO RECEIVE COOKIES YOU WILL NEED TO SO NOTIFY THE ADVERTISER. THE ADVERTISER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING YOUR CONSENT AND ANY WITHDRAWL OF YOUR CONSENT. IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS CONTACTING THE ADVERTISER OR THE ADVERTISER DOES NOT DEAL WITH YOUR NOTIFICATION OF CHOICES THEN PLEASE ADVISE US AT LEGAL@ROVICORP.COM AND WE WILL SEE IF WE CAN HELP YOU.
Many of our advertising partners are part of the Network Advertising Initiative. You may opt-out of behavioral advertising for Network Advertising Initiative member companies by following the link below and opting-out of all or some of the advertising networks: www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
Further information can be found under www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/tos.html (Google Analytics Terms of Service & Privacy). Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).“
This European cookies information document was last updated on: April 10, 2014.
Appendix – cookies set directly by MainConcept websites (excluding third party cookies set by advertisers)
|Cookie name||Cookie description|
|__utma||This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to your site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits your site, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to your site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.|
|__utmb||This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on your site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals.|
|__utmc||This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user.|
|__utmz||This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to your site.|
|fe_typo_user||set for the Typo3 : This cookie is a kind of session id for identifying the user. It is set for website visitors but has no purpose without a user login. It is also needed for logging in as an administrator.|