Cookie usage policy
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies used by this website
Cookies, whether session or persistent, are also described as first-party or third-party cookies. Cookies relating to content coming from the page’s primary server are first party cookies and where the web page’s content does not come from the page's primary server they are referred to as third-party cookies. Listed here are all the cookies that we use to manage website delivery to your browser:
- Google Analytics cookies
- Youtube/Vimeo cookies
- Talenthouse contest
Google Analytics cookies
__utma: This Cookie is used to identify unique visitors to our sites. The results are sent to our Google Analytics account so that we may see how many unique visitors come to this site based over a period of time. This is a persistent cookie and expires in 2 years.
__utmb: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the visitor session times on our sites. Each time you visit a new page on the site the cookie is set to expire within 30 minutes, if it does not find an existing cookie, a new one is created.
__utmc: This cookie is used by Google Analytics in conjunction with __utmb to determine visitor sessions. Unlike __utmb this cookie does not have an expiry date, it determines whether a new session should be created based on whether you have previously closed your browser, re-opened it and come back to the site. As a Session cookie, it runs just for that visit.
__utmz: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to determine the type of referral used by each visitor to arrive at our site. The cookie determines if the user has come directly to the site or via a search engine, email or email campaign. We use this data to understand how our users arrive at the website. It is a persistent cookie and expires in 6 months.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: This cookie is designed to render the Youtube video is a certain style. It is not designed to retain user information. Expires in 9 months.
PREF: This cookie tracks visitors in order to follow their usage habits as an aid to future search disambiguation. The cookie retains search and view data, typically time and date of a particular search, the search term and the views selected. However the originating IP address may be tracked by the web server if the user has opted not to accept tracking cookies. The PREF cookie expires 10 years after your last visit.
More information on disabling cookies can be found on About Cookies
- Google Analytics tracking
- Quantcast tracking
- Talenthouse session ID tracking. In case a video is submitted through the Talenthouse Contest widget on ztedevices.co.uk, and / or a new Talenthouse user is created in the process, the session ID cookie will allow us to determine which user the video was submitted by, and link the submission to the corresponding user during subsequent visits to the talenthouse.com or to the contest widget on ztedevices.co.uk.
- A few other cookies to help us process your submission, and store information such as your time-zone, etc.