How mediaworks utilise cookies on its website
At Mediaworks, we utilise “cookies” and similar tools throughout our website to help improve your experience and increase our performance. This policy looks to highlight what cookies we are utilising, in line with recent legislation, to give you a clear understanding of what will be collected when you use our website.
What are “cookies”?
“Cookies” are compact text files that are stored on your computer or internet device when you visit different web pages. Typically “cookies” are used to give rich features to a set including keeping track of what you add to a shopping basket, remembering you individually when you return to a site and analytical information for business purposes. Please note that cookies cannot harm your computer or internet device, or any software you have installed on it.
What sort of “cookies” do mediaworks use?
Mediaworks utilise some cookies that are essential for website operation. For example, some of our cookies are utilised for subscriber options including our internal area and tools ‘workshop’. While opt out is an option, a user may have limited access to key areas of the site that utilising these cookies would entitle them to.
On the mediaworks site, they may be some additional video elements displayed using Adobe Flash Player. As such, we may utilise Local Shared Objects to help improve your user experience. These type of cookies are treated differently to standard cookies but function in a similar way. Opt-out is again possible via the Flashplayer Security Settings however this would mean you would be unable to access this video content. These cookies are issued only where Flash videos are utilised on the site, which currently is in limited use.
Mediaworks also utilise cookies that are issued to allow us to more accurately understand how you and other users engage and interact on our website. This allows us to understand performance and is a business critical means for us to develop our on-going web development and marketing roadmap for future changes, this includes some third party cookies for analytical information on traffic mediums, popular pages and tracking end goal completions, such as contact form submissions.
What third party “cookies” are being utilised?
Below is a table breaking down the third party cookies that the mediaworks website utilises. Third party cookies are small data files set by providers or websites other than Mediaworks.
|Cookie||Why it is Used?||Further Information|
_utma, _utmb, _utma, _utmx, _utmz
|Google Analytics cookies are used as performance cookies to allow us to understanding user experience and interaction on the site.||All Google Analytics cookies are collected anomalously. More information is available here.|
|GetClicky, like Google Analytics, are performance cookies that we utilise for real time tracking of user interaction.||More information is available here.|
PREF, docsperf, rememberme, __qca, HSID, APISID, SID
|These cookies are used as part of the inclusion of Google Maps as well as Google+ on different pages of the site including social sharing icons.||More information on Google privacy available here.|
c_user, datr, lu, s, xs
|Throughout the site facebook addons are utilised to add with user experience and interaction including Facebook comments, this cookies are therefore issued for the use of these features.||Facebook’s privacy information can be found here.|
k, guest_id, pid, twll, _twitter_sess, t1, twll, js
It is possible for users to opt-out of cookies that are issued on the mediaworks website; however they help you to get the feature rich elements of the site and therefore the best user experience. Should you wish to manage cookies and disable some or all of the cookies issued on this website via your browser, please utilise the instructions below:
- On the ‘wrench’ icon on the browser (usually found top-right corner) to open the tools menu.
- From the tools menu select ‘Options’
- Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab from the menu on the left.
- In the ‘Privacy’ section, select the ‘Content settings’ button.
- To enable cookies: select ‘Allow local data to be set’ option.
- To disable cookies: select ‘Block all cookies’ option.
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
- Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’.
- In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab.
- To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below.
- To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies.
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft.
- Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’.
- Select the Privacy panel.
- To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’.
- To disable cookies: Uncheck at ‘Accept cookies for sites’.
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla.
- Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’.
- Select ‘Quick Preferences’.
- To enable cookies: check ‘Enable Cookies’.
- To disable cookies: uncheck ‘Enable Cookies’.
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software.
Safari on OSX
- Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option.
- Click on ‘Security’.
- To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’.
- To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’.
- Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple.
All other browsers
Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.
For more information about how other businesses, like us, utilise first-party and third-party cookies check out: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.