Cookie Policy

Last Revised 09 January 2018

We, NGC Europe Limited, use technologies on 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.

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

For further information on how we process our 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 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 privacy or cookie policy. You can also learn more about controlling cookies in section 4 below.

3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

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

Essential Cookies. These cookies are essential to our website in order to enable you to move around it and to use its features. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, we may not be able to provide certain services or features and our website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.

Essential cookies on this Site may include:

Cookie Third Party or First Party Description How to opt-out
PHPSESSID First Party Cookie that identifies user’s session for allowing access to portal Follow the instruction under point 4 below. Please be aware that if you opt out our website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.
Cookie_policy_accepted First Party Stores Cookie Policy acceptance Follow the instruction under point 4 below. Please be aware that if you opt out our website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.
newsletter_confirmation_subscriber First Party Cookie set to show a message to the user when he has confirmed his subscription to the newsletter (if any) Follow the instruction under point 4 below. Please be aware that if you opt out our website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.
newsletter_confirmation_unsubscribe First Party Cookie set to show a message to the user when he has cancelled his subscription to the newsletter (if any) Follow the instruction under point 4 below. Please be aware that if you opt out our website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.

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 website, 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:

Cookie Third Party or First Party Description How to opt-out
Google Analytics Third Party We use G.A. for tracking video player information. https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/policies/technologies/types/
Google Tag Manager Third Party We use GTM with analytic purposes https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Functionality Cookies. IIn 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.

Functionality cookies on this Site include:

Cookie Third Party or First Party Description How to opt-out
Cookie_policy_accepted First Party Stores user acceptance of site cookie policy if you want to remove this cookie
AkamaiAnalytics_BrowserSessionId Third Party Akamai CDN stored by Akamai for 1 day - We use Akamai Content Delivery Network (CDN) for page caching to enhance our website performance and security. For further information on how Akamai CDN uses your data, please refer to https://www.akamai.com/us/en/privacy-policies/
HTML_BitRateBucketCsv Third Party Cookie set by ThePlatform player for setting video quality https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
HTML_LastCLineTime Third Party Cookie set by ThePlatform player for identifying last user visit https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
HTML_ViewerId Third Party Cookie set by ThePlatform player for identify user in an anonymous way https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
HTML_VisitCountCookie Third Party Cookie set by ThePlatform player for counting visits of the user https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
HTML_VisitIntervalStartTime Third Party Cookie set by ThePlatform player for checking time between play and video load K Plugin https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
HTML_VisitValueCookie Third Party Cookie set by ThePlatform player for tracking pre-roll clicks K Plugin https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
HTML_isPlayingCount Third Party Cookie set by ThePlatform player for count plays https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
tp_subtitles_settings Third Party Cookie set by ThePlatform player for language subtitles preferences https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html
cookieconsent_status First Party This cookie is used for showing/hiding the cookie bar to visitors on the basis of their choises if you want to remove this cookie

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.

Targeting and advertising cookies on this Site:

Cookie Third Party or First Party Description How to Opt-Out
_auv Third Party 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 Third Party Historical Ads .fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/
_pr Third Party page random, which keeps track of the page ads .fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/
_sc Third Party 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 Third Party the user's browser session id (which identifies the browser session). .fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/
_wr Third Party This cookie is an indicator of current active websites in the user session. .fwmrm.net, Opt-out: http://freewheel.tv/optout-html/
Facebook Cookies Third Party Social plugin Facebook cookies facebook.com
[m]]PLATFORM – id, mdata, syncdata_Domain - mookie1.com Third Party Third party, targeting/advertising and persistent cookie (meaning they are stored until they expire or are deleted/removed by You). These cookies allow the recognition of browsers and remember User Information and other information. They are used for the purpose of understanding the advertising that You deliver online (e.g. what sites it was delivered on, who saw it and whether or not anyone interacted with it); improving the effectiveness of that advertising; and delivering advertising to users who are more likely to be interested in our products and services. More info can be found on https://www.groupm.com/mplatform-privacy-notice https://www.groupm.com/mplatform-privacy-notice

Flash Cookies. We may, in certain situations, 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 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.adobe.com/security/flashplayer 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.

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.

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 providers’ website via your help screen. You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html for information on commonly used browsers.

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 or cookie policy, which is accessible at the link indicated in the charts above.

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), not all features of the Site may operate as intended.