Effective November 13th 2017

Cookies Policy

We use technologies on the site www.nationalgeographic.co.uk (the Site) to collect information that helps us improve your online experience. In this Cookie Policy, we refer to these technologies, which include cookies, pixels, web beacons and gifs, collectively as cookies This policy explains the different types of cookies used on the Site and how you can control them. We may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Please take a look at the LAST REVISED legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site. Any personal information that we collect through the use of cookies is obtained through transparent notice to you and through your consent. Where applicable, we provide you with the opportunity to opt out. We hope that this Cookie Policy helps you understand, and feel more confident about, our use of cookies. Please also see our Privacy Policy ( www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/privacy-policy to understand the other ways in which we use information we collect about you. If you have any further queries, please contact us at ngcdutylog@fox.com.

1. WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work in a better, more efficient way. They can do this because websites can read and write these files, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient (e.g. by remembering your user preferences).

2. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

Below we list the different types of cookies we may use on the Site.

A) ACCORDING TO FUNCTIONALITY:

Performance Cookies. Performance cookies, which are sometimes called analytics cookies, collect information about your use of this Site and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, performance cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Site, allow us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.

Performance cookies on this Site may include:

Cookie

Description

Means to opt out

Google Analytics

https:// developers. google.com/ analytics/ devguides/ collection/ analyticsjs/ cookie-usage #cookiesSet

Google Analytics

The_ chartbeat2

Cookie is used to register if a user has visited the domain before and to calculate visitor frequency

https://chartbeat.com/privacy/

The_ chartbeat4

Cookie stores the state of the last ping when a page is unloaded and is used for accurately calculating engaged time

https://chartbeat.com/privacy/

The_ chartbeat5

Cookie is used by the Heads Up Display to assign traffic to the right link on the page from which someone clicked over

https://chartbeat.com/privacy/

Functionality Cookies. . In some circumstances, we may use functionality cookies. Functionality cookies allow us to remember the choices you make on our Site and to provide enhanced and more personalized features, such as customising a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog. All of these features help us to improve your visit to the Site.

Cookie

Description

Means to opt out

natgeo-cookie

Tracks user acceptance of site cookie policy

Targeting or Advertising Cookies. We and our service providers may use targeting or advertising cookies to deliver ads that we believe are more relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use targeting or advertising cookies to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Site and to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These cookies remember what you have looked at on the Site and we may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers.

For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices or http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

Opting out of third party targeting or advertising cookies does not necessarily mean that you will not see our advertising on third party websites, only that this advertising will not be targeted to you through the use of third party cookies.

Targeting and advertising cookies on this Site may include:

Cookie

Description

Opt-out

_auv

This cookie keeps track of the ad unit the user has last seen and the content (video asset) duration since then. The record is on a per website root base

fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html

_ha

Historical Ads

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_pr

Page random, which keeps track of the page ads

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_sc

This cookie records all user sessions on different FW enabled sites and renews on return to any of them

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_sid

The user's browser session id (which identifies the browser session).

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_uid

AdServer basic function

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_wr

This cookie is an indicator of current active websites in the user session.

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_gads

AdServer basic function

.feiwei.tv, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_av

Frequency Cap for campaigns that need to be limited in their display

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_cv

Creative Rotation to ensure the refresh of different campaigns on the same page

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_crv

Stands for User Experience Rating. The cookie controls the ad experience on video when enabled

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_cph

Cycling campaings

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_ro, _opt_out

Cookie to allow the creation of tear sheets

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_vr

To identify exclusivity for an specific campaign

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

3. HOW DO THIRD PARTIES USE COOKIES ON THE SITE?

In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Site. Third-party advertisers and other organizations may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information may be used by them to serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. We do not control these cookies and to disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party’s website. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in section 4 below.

Third-party cookies on this Site may include:

Cookie

Description

Opt-out

_auv

This cookie keeps track of the ad unit the user has last seen and the content (video asset) duration since then. The record is on a per website root base

fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html

_ha

Historical Ads

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_pr

Page random, which keeps track of the page ads

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_sc

This cookie records all user sessions on different FW enabled sites and renews on return to any of them

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_sid

The user's browser session id (which identifies the browser session).

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_uid

AdServer basic function

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_wr

This cookie is an indicator of current active websites in the user session.

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_gads

AdServer basic function

.feiwei.tv, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_av

Frequency Cap for campaigns that need to be limited in their display

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_cv

Creative Rotation to ensure the refresh of different campaigns on the same page

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_crv

Stands for User Experience Rating. The cookie controls the ad experience on video when enabled

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_cph

Cycling campaings

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_ro, _opt_out

Cookie to allow the creation of tear sheets

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

_vr

To identify exclusivity for an specific campaign

.fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/

4. HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?

You may refuse to accept cookies from this Site at any time by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse cookies. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website via your help screen. You may wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.