COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES POLICY
Last Updated: 1 October 2019
We are Discovery Communications, LLC a Delaware limited liability company with offices at 8403 Colesville Road, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States and our EU Representative is Discovery Media Ventures Limited with company number 08951259 whose registered office is at Chiswick Park Building 2, 566 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5YB, United Kingdom.
AN EXPLANATION OF THE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES WE USE ON THE SERVICES
“Cookies” are small text files from a website that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Cookies generally contain information that is associated with your web browser, information such as website preferences, login information, or a user ID. This information enables online services to recognise you as you interact with or revisit the Website.
Other tracking technologies
Like other online services and mobile applications, we use both cookies and other technologies such as web beacons/GIFs, pixels, page tags, embedded scripts and other tracking technologies. These technologies consist of small transparent image files or other web programming code that record how you interact with the Website. They are often used in conjunction with web browser cookies or other identifiers associated with your device. Below is a more detailed description of some of these other types of tracking technologies we use on the Website:
- Pixels are small images on a web page or in an email. Pixels collect information about your browser or device and can set cookies.
- Local storage allows data to be stored locally on your browser or device and includes HTML5 local storage and browser cache.
- SDKs are blocks of code provided by our partners that may be installed in our mobile applications. SDKs help us understand how you interact with our mobile applications and collect certain information about the device and network you use to access the application. SDKs may collect identifiers associated with your device or our apps.
EXAMPLES OF COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES USED ON THE SERVICES
The table below details the types of cookies used on the Website:
- Google Analytics (examples include _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz). Cookies from this provider are used to enable us to collect standard log information and visitor behaviour such as new visitor numbers, interactions and paths through our Website, response to our marketing campaigns and browser usage, all in an anonymous form. This information is important to help us understand how people use our Website, how our Website is performing and to make it as easy to use and useful as possible.
- Adobe Flash Player. Our Website display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your user experience. Flash cookies are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device in much the same way as usual cookies, but your browser manages them differently. If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flash Player Security Settings. Please bear in mind though, that if you disable Flash cookies for the Website, you'll be unable to access certain types of content on the Website, such as videos.
We sometimes carry embedded "Share" and "Like" buttons to enable our users to easily share articles through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged into their service. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
How long do cookies last?
Our Website uses several types of cookies including:
- Session cookies: Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser's subfolder while you are visiting a website and are automatically deleted when you leave the website.
- Persistent cookies: In contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are re-activated when you return to the same website, and remain in your browser's subfolder until they expire (usually after 12 months).
- Secure cookies: Secure cookies are a type of cookie which is transmitted over encrypted HTTP connection. When setting the cookie, the Secure attribute instructs the browser that the cookie should only be returned to the application over encrypted connections.
- Third party cookies: A third party cookie is one that is placed on your hard drive by a website from a domain other than the one you are visiting (e.g. when the website features content, such as ads, from a third-party domain). Third party cookies are set so that a site can remember something about you at a later time. These cookies are set by third parties and we do not control how they are set.
- SameSite cookies: SameSite cookies allow servers to assert that a cookie ought not to be sent along with cross-site requests, which provides some protection against cross-site request forgery attacks. SameSite cookies may not be supported by all browsers.
YOUR CHOICES REGARDING COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
You can control how cookies are set on your device by using your browser settings and, in some cases, the settings on your mobile device.
You can authorise, refuse or disable website cookies by changing your browser settings. If you disable a cookie already installed on your device or browser, it will not be active any more, but it will not disappear from your device or browser until the end of its lifespan. Please note that blocking all cookies can render some of the Website unavailable to you or have a negative effect on the performance, efficiency or customisation of the Website.
Each browser is configured differently. You should follow the instructions given by the publisher of your browser. If you use different devices, make sure you configure the settings of the corresponding browser according to your preferences.
Social media log-in
The privacy policies of social networks should allow you to exercise your choices regarding cookies, typically by configuring your user account settings on each such network.
Mobile device settings
Your mobile device may provide settings that allow you to express the choice not to have information about your use of mobile ads used for interest-based advertising purposes. On your iOS device, this is called “Limit Ad Tracking,” and on your Android device, it is called “Opt out of Ads Personalisation” or “Opt out of interest-based ads.”
To find out more about cookies
You can obtain more information on how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage them by visiting https://www.allaboutcookies.org and https://www.ghostery.com/.
If you have any queries relating to this Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies Policy please contact our Data Protection Officer at DPO@discovery.com.
We may change and update our list of cookies (or similar technologies) from time to time. The most up to date version is published on the Program Sales site. We recommend that you periodically read this Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies Policy. If we make major changes to this policy, we will take additional steps to ensure you are informed of such changes.