Cookie Policy



UniversalChannel.co.uk Cookie Policy

 

 

We at NBCUniversal respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you.

 

Like many companies we use technology on our website to collect information that helps us enhance your online experience. We refer to this technology as Cookies throughout this Policy, but this is intended to cover all similar devices including web beacons, log files, pixel tags, gifs. For more information about these different technologies see the Glossary.

 

This Cookie Policy explains

 

 

What Information We Collect & Why

 

Examples of the types of information we collect are:

 

  • how many users visit the site and which pages were accessed
  • whether you have visited our website before or if you are a new visitor
  • your viewing preferences (e.g. layout, sizing preferences, language, video player settings etc)
  • your username & password, so we can recognise you on future visits

 

We use this information to:

 

  • decide how to best tailor this site to our visitors
  • help us identify website features in which you may have the greatest interest
  • customise the advertising and marketing messages you receive on this site (either from ourselves or via third parties)

 

The length of time cookies are stored on your machine can vary, but they generally fall into two categories: session or persistent.

 

Session cookies only last as long as a single browsing session, and are deleted when you close your internet browser. Persistent cookies are used for things like recognising you when you return to a site, either to allow us to understand visitor patterns or to provide extra functions you’ve asked for like site personalisation and saved or stored content. They can be stored on your computer for 24 hours, a week, or several months, depending on the function they’re helping to perform.

 

The cookies used on this website can be categorised in the following ways:

 

a)     Category 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, such as shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. We don’t use these cookies to gather information about you that could be used for profiling, advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

 

For examples of Strictly necessary cookies used on this site click here.

 

 

 

b)    Category 2: Performance cookies

 

These cookies collect information about how you use the website, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you as an individual. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how the website works.

 

For examples of Performance cookies used on this site click here.

 

 

c)     Category 3: Functionality 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 features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font 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. These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for profiling, advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

 

For examples of Functionality cookies used on this site click here.

 

 

d)    Category 4: Targeting cookies

 

These cookies collect several pieces of information about your browsing habits. They are often placed by advertising networks rather than website operators. They remember that you have visited a website and share this information with other organisations such as advertisers. They do this in order to provide you with targeted adverts more relevant to you and your interests. Quite often they will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Although these cookies can track your visits around the web they don’t usually know who you are.

 

Please note that rejecting these cookies does not mean that you will no longer see adverts when you visit the site. Without these cookies, online adverts you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.

 

For examples of Targeting cookies used on this site click here.

 

 

 

How We Collect Information

 

When you visit this site, we automatically collect some of the information described using cookies.

 

We collect this information either through “log files”, “cookies” or with “web beacons”, as explained below. See the glossary for more information about each of these devices.

 

 

Your Rights

 

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. The “help” feature of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features and some parts of the site may not function properly.

 

For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

 

For more information about Flash cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided at http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html.

 

Certain internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, also allow you to block, control and remove cookies from your computer. For more information regarding your specific browser please consult the browser’s website (often in the Help section).

 

 

This table summarizes our partners that operate their own networks and where you can go to get more information about their policies and practices and opt out of their networks in many cases. You may also opt out of additional third party advertising networks by going to the Network Advertising Initiative's Website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and following the directions there.

 

Google

http://www.google.com/privacy.html

http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Omniture

http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/product

Opt-out currently not available.

DoubleClick

http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/index.aspx

http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/opting_out.aspx

Revised and Effective: March 31, 2011

 

 



GLOSSARY

 

 

Cookies

 

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies 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

 

GIFs

 

For clear GIFs see Web Beacons below

 

 

Internet Tags

 

See Web Beacons below

 

IP Addresses

 

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer by the internet service provider whenever the computer is connected to the internet. Web servers, the computers that deliver web pages, automatically identify a computer by its IP address, and when a page is requested from a website, its servers log the IP address of the computer requesting the page.

 

 

Log Files

 

Log files are web server files (such as the domain name or IP address, URL, the http response code, the website from where you visit us or the date and duration of your visit) that are automatically created when an internet user visits a site. Once you stop using our website, we process and use this information only to enable further connections, for billing purposes, to detect disruptions to telecommunication equipment and to detect abuse of our telecommunication services. This information is deleted immediately once the connection to the website ends.

 

This information is used to create general aggregated profiles of our website user base and is not used to create personalised user profiles. In case of disruption or misuse, we reserve the right to file a report with law enforcement agencies. We do not use this information for any other purpose(s) and do not share this information with any third parties, except as set out in the section titled "How We Share Personal Information" below.

 

During some visits we use software tools, such as JavaScript, to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, time spent on certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.

 

Pixel Tags

 

See Web Beacons below

 

Web Beacons

 

Certain pages on our website contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). A pixel tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), which is ordinarily not visible to users and may be associated with cookies on users’ hard drives. These pixel tags collect anonymous data. These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies sent by the third party.

 

Third Party Advertisements

This site may include third-party advertising.  These third party websites and advertisers, or the Internet advertising companies that work on their behalf, may use technology to send (or “serve”) the advertisements that appear on our site directly to your browser.  They automatically receive your IP address when this happens.  They may also use cookies, JavaScript, pixel tags and other technologies to deliver advertisements, collect information about the effectiveness of their advertisements, and to collect anonymous information about your visits to this site, such as the number of times you have viewed an advert (but not your name, address, or other personal information).  For more information about these specialized cookies and other technologies, and how to “opt out" of information collection by these companies, we suggest you visit http://doubleclick.net/privacy_policy or http://networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.

Please note that this site contains links to other sites that will not follow the same Privacy Policy as this site.  For instance, clicking on an advertisement or on links or other elements on this site may take you to an entirely different site.  Links to other sites may use our site logo or style as a result of a co-branding agreement.  These sites may send their own cookies to you and may collect data and make use of that data in ways that this site would not.  Once you've left this site, this Privacy Policy will no longer apply.  Instead, you should check the applicable Privacy Policy to determine how that site will handle such data.



Examples of Cookies used on this site

 

  1. Examples of Strictly Necessary Cookies

 

 

 


Cookie Name


Cookie Owner


Purpose of Cookie


Duration of Cookie


 


SESS*; PHPSESSID


NBC Universal


Keeps you logged in for the duration of your session or until you log out


Session


You can find more information on how we protect your personal data in the privacy policy for this site http://www.universalchannel.co.uk/privacy-policy

 

  1. Examples of Performance Cookies

 

 


Cookie Name


Cookie Owner


Purpose of Cookie


Duration of Cookie


 


_utmb

_utmc

 

 

 

s_nr

 


 

Google Analytics

 

 

Omniture


 

Estimate usage of the site (incl no of visitors)


 

Session


 

For more information about Google Analytics click here - http://www.google.com/analytics/

 

For more information on how Omniture operates on our site, click here - http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/product


_utma

 

 

s_vi


Google Analytics

 

Omniture


analyse repeat visits and times of first and last visits


Persistent: 2 years

 

 

Persistent: 5 years


For more information about Google Analytics click here - http://www.google.com/analytics/

 

For more information on how Omniture operates on our site, click here - http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/product

 

 

 

  1. Examples of Functionality Cookies

 

 


Cookie Name


Cookie Owner


Purpose of Cookie


Duration of Cookie


 


 


 


 


 


 


Drupal_l10n_client


Drupal

 

NBC


Helps us remember specific choices you’ve made about the site, such as language or display options


7 days

 

Session


**doesn’t have a privacy policy**

 

 

  1. Examples of Targeting Cookies

 

 


Cookie Name


Cookie Owner


Purpose of Cookie


Duration of Cookie


 


eas_uid

eas_pc

eas_pd_2


Google/

DoubleClick


Help us to make sure that the adverts served by Google and DoubleClick on our sites are relevant to our users and helping to support us in keeping the site free


 


Both Google Ads and DoubleClick are Google companies, and you can find more information here:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/ads/


A3

B3

C4

u2


MediaMind


Cookies served by our Advertising Partners allowing them to check the traffic and success of their campaigns


3 months


For more information on MediaMind, click here - http://www.mediamind.com/privacy-policy