Examples of the information that may be analysed using cookies are user-name, email address and password, the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, browser type and version, operating system and platform you use to connect, areas of our online services that you viewed or searched for, the Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) from or through which you entered and exited our online services and the date and time of such activity.
Cookies are used for many different purposes on our sites, examples of which are set out below:
- Limiting ad campaigns – we use a cookie to make sure that we do not over-expose to our users to a particular online advertising campaign.
- Geo-Management Advisory Service – we use a cookie to determine when a user last viewed a message advising them that the website they are accessing is directed at a particular geography or country.
- Limiting voting – on some sites, we use a cookie to check the number of daily votes for a given user.
- Playlist functionality – our music sites use an additional cookie to ensure the correct playlist functionality on the site.
You can use the "Help" section of the tool bar on most browsers to change the settings on your computer, for example, to notify you when you receive a cookie, or to refuse all cookies. However, some of the features of our online services may not work or may be more difficult to access if you refuse all cookies. If you want to find out more about cookies go to www.youronlinechoices.eu.
We use third party advertising companies to serve advertisements on our online services including a company known as DoubleClick and Google’s AdSense program. The ads you receive are influenced by various factors, including your browsing history prior to visiting this website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your use of our online services in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements, our third party serving network may place or recognise a unique "cookie" on your browser. This is a "persistent" cookie, which means that it is stored on your computer and will remain there until it expires or you remove it. The ad serving networks may also make use of other technologies, such as "web beacons", in order to improve the relevance of the ads you receive. If you would like more information about DoubleClick’s practices and to know your choices about not having this information used by this company please click here: www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy. If you would like more information about Google’s AdSense program please click here: www.google.com/adsense.
BY LOGGING IN TO USE ANY OF OUR SERVICES OR BY CONTINUING TO USE THIS WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE SETTING OF COOKIES AS DESCRIBED ABOVE (EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT YOU HAVE MODIFIED YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS TO REJECT COOKIES).