What are cookies?
Combining cookie information with other data
Refusing or withdrawing your consent to the user of cookies
There are different types of cookies.
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.
Similar to cookies are clear GIFs, sometimes called web bugs or web beacons. “Clear GIFs” are very small image files that we sometimes place on web pages and within web-based email newsletters or other communication we send. Clear GIFs let us accurately count the number of users who have visited specific pages and the number of times those pages are accessed. Clear GIFs also let us know how many people opened an email.
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.
Rovi Corporation and/or its affiliates ("Rovi") and our advertising partners (who display advertisements on some of our ROVI Properties) may store and access cookies on your device when you visit this ROVI Property for the following purposes:
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.
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.
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.
If you have an account with ROVI, a cookie on your computer lets us remember your user name and password so you don't have to re-enter that information each time you visit the site.
Our advertising partners may also store and access cookies when you use our ROVI Properties that display their advertisements for the following purpose:
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.
When you visit an ROVI Property, we may also collect information, where available, about your computer for system administration purposes, such as your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information, and other data we may hold about you, may be combined with the data we collected via cookies (including Google Analytics) referred to above.
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 our advertising partners responsible for ensuring they comply with local laws, including obtaining your consent to cookies. Accordingly your consent to our advertising partners’ cookies is a matter between you and the advertiser (or advertiser network) concerned and they should inform you when and how they will obtain your consent.
You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser. Find out how to disable/enable browser cookies by referring to the ‘help’ section of your browser or by clicking on the “Manage Cookies” section of the Interactive Advertising Bureau website on the following link http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. Please note that if you adjust your internet browser settings to refuse the setting of all cookies, you may be unable to access or use fully certain parts or functionality of the ROVI websites.
You may access and manage Flash management tools such as flash cookies from Adobe’s web site directly here.
Where you wish to withdraw your consent to receive an advertiser’s cookies, you will need to notify the advertiser directly and follow the advertisers' instructions for doing so (which may include adjusting your browser settings). Use these links to select which advertisers you would like to block:
The advertiser is responsible for managing your consent and any withdrawal 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if we can help you.
This document may be amended from time to time without notice and it is your responsibility to read it carefully and review any changes that may have been made. Since changes will be posted on this page, we encourage you to check this page regularly.