Cookie Policy

Last Revised 7 June 2019

We, NGC Europe Limited use technologies on this website to collect information that helps us improve your online experience and deliver relevant advertisements. In this Cookie Policy, we collectively refer to these technologies, which include cookies, pixels, web beacons, and gifs, as cookies. This policy explains the different types of cookies used on this 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 this site.

We hope that this policy helps you understand, and feel more confident about, the use of cookies on this site. If you have any further queries, please contact us at NatGeoPrivacy_UK@fox.com.

For further information on how we process the personal data of our users, please visit our Privacy Policy.

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. HOW DO THIRD PARTIES USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE?

In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on this site as well as in relation to advertising activities. In particular, third-party advertisers and other organizations may use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on this 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 the content you have viewed. Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. When the above activity is agreed in advance with our advertising and social media partners, we are able to know which third-party cookies are placed on this site and provide the relevant information to you, in section 3 of this cookie policy.

In some other cases, we may simply sell advertising space on our site, by means of cookies of third-party intermediaries (such as tech platforms, ad servers, media agencies), to any third-party advertiser that receives our offer to buy the ad space. This activity is called "programmatic advertising". The entire process functions through an auction system and takes place in less than a second (between the time a user requests a web page and the time it takes for that page to load in the browser), allowing third party advertisers to know a user's cookie (without collecting directly identifiable information, but simply by uniquely identifying its browser or device and matching it with other information they already own) and make the offer, including placing their own cookies on such user's browser or device. Because of the dynamic nature of programmatic advertising, we can only tell you which cookies of third-party intermediaries we use to carry out this activity (see section 3 below), while we are not able to control all third-party cookies that may be placed by the third-party advertisers while displaying their ads.

To disable or reject third-party cookies, please refer to the relevant third party's privacy policy and/or cookie policy. You can also learn more about controlling these cookies in section 4 below.

3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

Please find below an updated list of cookies we use on this site, including a description for each category and indication of the time the related information will be retained by us and/or our partners. If you would like to know more about a specific cookie, you can click on the relevant cookie link.

The list of cookies and their control mechanism is also always accessible via the Cookie Settings, available in the footer of this site.

To learn more on how not to allow certain cookies or opt-out at any moment, please follow the instructions in section 4 below.

Flash Cookies. In certain situations, we may use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as Flash cookies) are employed to provide functions, such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser. This means it is not possible to manage Flash cookies at the browser level, in the same way you would manage other cookies. Instead, you can access your Flash management tools from Adobe's website directly. The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies. See http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html for further information. Please be aware that if you disable or reject Flash cookies for this site, you may not be able to access certain features, such as video content or services that require you to sign-in.

4. HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?

You may refuse to accept cookies from this site at any time by activating the setting in 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 providers’ website via your help screen. For more information on how to configure your browser, you may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html on commonly used browsers.

You can also always set your preferences via the Cookie Settings, available in the footer of this site.

You can refuse to accept Flash cookies from this site using Adobe's Flash management tools at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html.

For third party cookies, you can also find information on how to opt-out by visiting the relevant third party's privacy policy and/or cookie policy

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For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt-out, you can also visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled (in particular the essential and functionality cookies), then some of this site’s features may not operate as intended.