Cookie Policy

Introduction

By accessing and using our websites or other services, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy and our privacy policy. Please do read this cookie policy and our privacy policy carefully so you know what we are doing with your information.

We may update this cookie policy from time to time and will post any changes on our websites. This cookie policy was last updated June 2012.

What are cookies ?

Cookies are very small text files containing information that is stored on an internet user's device when visiting a website. The information a cookie contains and its purpose is determined by the website operator and can be used by that web server every time you visit that site.

Cookies are used to save time and make visiting web sites more efficient and enjoyable. They can be used for many different reasons - from remembering login information and what is in your online shopping basket, to tailoring online adverts so you see more adverts suited to what you want.

There is lots of guidance out there explaining what cookies are and what they can do. We are going to explain how cookies affect the TNP Broadcast websites, but if you want more information you can visit these pages:

    http://www.allaboutcookies.org
    http://www.youronlinechoices.eu

What cookies are used on TNP Broadcast ?

Google Analytics

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of people visiting the TNP Broadcast websites and let us see how they are using and interacting with the sites. We use this when we make decisions on the type of content we create and how we structure the site. The cookies set up Google Analytics are below.

• Name: _utma

• Typical content: randomly generated number

• Expires: 2 years

• Name: _utmb

• Typical content: randomly generated number

• Expires: 30 minutes

• Name: _utmc

• Typical content: randomly generated number

• Expires: when user exits browser

• Name: _utmz

• Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)

• Expires: 6 months

For more information about Google Analytics and the cookies it sets, please take a look at this breakdown of their cookies.

Facebook

We use several Facebook social plugins on the TNP Broadcast websites, including the Like button and recommendations. Facebook will access some cookies if you have been to Facebook previously. If you haven't visited Facebook, no cookies will be added.

• Name: act

• Typical content: a number

• Expires: when user exits browser

• Name: c_user

• Typical content: a number

• Expires: when user exits browser

• Name: csm

• Typical content: a number

• Expires: when user exits browser

• Name: datr

• Typical content: a string of random characters

• Expires: 2 years

• Name: lu

• Typical content: a string of random characters

• Expires: 2 years

• Name: p

• Typical content: a number

• Expires: when user exits browser

• Name: presence

• Typical content: a number

• Expires: when user exits browser

For more information about how Facebook uses cookies, please see their support site.

Twitter

We make use of Twitter social plugins in order to allow following our Twitter accounts easily and share content via Twitter. Twitter makes use of cookies to improve it's own service.

• Name: guest_id

• Typical content: a string of characters

• Expires: 2 years

• Name: k

• Typical content: some numbers

• Expires: 1 week

• Name: _twitter_sess

• Typical content: a string of random characters

• Expires: when user exits browser

• Name: pid

• Typical content: a string of random characters

• Expires: 2 years

• Name: external_referer

• Typical content: a string of random characters

• Expires: 30 minutes

• Name: original_referer

• Typical content: a string of random characters

• Expires: when user exits browser

• Name: js

• Typical content: a 1 or 0

• Expires: 30 minutes

You can read more about how Twitter users cookies in their privacy policy.

Google+

We include a Google+ plugin on many of our news and blog post pages to allow viewers to share links via that service. That plugin sets the following cookies, though you will get a different variety of cookies depending on whether you are logged in to Google and Google+ or not.

• Name: APISID

• Typical content: an anonymous identifier

• Expires: 10 years

• Name: HSID

• Typical content: an anonymous identifier

• Expires: 10 years

• Name: PREF

• Typical content: an anonymous identifier

• Expires: 2 years

• Name: SAPISID

• Typical content: an anonymous identifier

• Expires: 10 years

• Name: SID

• Typical content: an anonymous identifier

• Expires: 10 years

• Name: SS

• Typical content: an anonymous identifier

• Expires: 10 years

• Name: SSID

• Typical content: an anonymous identifier

• Expires: 10 years

• Name: BEAT

• Typical content: an anonymous identifier

• Expires: 1 hour

• Name: ULS

• Typical content: an anonymous identifier

• Expires: when user exits browser

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