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WHAT IS A COOKIE?
WHO IS LIKELY TO PLACE COOKIES ON YOUR DEVICE, AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?
HOW LONG DO COOKIES LAST?
HOW CAN YOU CONSENT OR OBJECT TO COOKIES BEING PLACED ON YOUR DEVICE?
AN EXPLANATION OF THE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES WE USE ON THE SERVICES
“Cookies” are small text files from a website that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Cookies generally contain information that is associated with your web browser, information such as website preferences, login information, or a user ID. This information enables online services to recognise you as you interact with or revisit the Services.
Other tracking technologies
Like other online services and mobile applications, we use both cookies and other technologies such as web beacons/GIFs, pixels, page tags, embedded scripts and other tracking technologies. These technologies consist of small transparent image files or other web programming code that record how you interact with the Services. They are often used in conjunction with web browser cookies or other identifiers associated with your device. Below is a more detailed description of some of these other types of tracking technologies we use on the Services:
- Pixels are small images on a web page or in an email. Pixels collect information about your browser or device and can set cookies.
- Local storage allows data to be stored locally on your browser or device and includes HTML5 local storage and browser cache.
- SDKs are blocks of code provided by our partners that may be installed in our mobile applications. SDKs help us understand how you interact with our mobile applications and collect certain information about the device and network you use to access the application. SDKs may collect identifiers associated with your device or our apps.
Social media share buttons
We may offer you the possibility to share Eurosport content with other people or render public your viewing or appreciation of such content by clicking on social media sharing buttons such as Recommend (Facebook, Google+), Tweet (Twitter) or Send by email.
Even if you do not use social media share buttons when visiting the Services, the social networks that provided the buttons can identify you through them. Indeed, the mere fact that your account with a social network is activated on your device (open session) when you browse the Services, can allow that network to monitor your navigation of the Services.
Cookies are likely to be placed on your device through advertising spaces on the Services.
These cookies may be set at the level of the advertising content displayed in our advertising spaces either by the advertisers themselves, or by their ad serving providers (third party ad servers) such as communications consultancies, audience measuring firms and targeted advertising providers: the cookies are associated with the advertising content.
- to count the number of displays of advertising content in our advertising spaces, identify the advertisements displayed and calculate the amounts payable to the various advertising stakeholders (communications agency, advertising sales house, publishing medium, etc.);
- to compile statistics;
- to collect navigation data on devices browsing the Services and, for instance, limit the number of times an advertisement is displayed and/or enable advertisements to appear in a precise order;
- to recognise your device if and when you subsequently browse any third party website or service on which these advertisers third party ad servers also issue cookies and, if applicable, adapt these third party websites and services, or the advertisements they show, to any navigation data from your device that may be known to them; and
- to determine whether a particular advertising campaign has produced the desired results by keeping track of how many people clicked on the advertising content or visited the advertiser’s website after seeing the advertisement on the Services.
Cookies may also be placed in our advertising spaces by the company in charge of managing our advertising spaces: the advertising sales house. These cookies enable the advertising sales house:
- to do the counting necessary to calculate the amounts to be paid to the various advertising stakeholders and to compile statistics;
- to customise the advertising spaces managed by it to your display preferences on your device;
- to customise the advertising content displayed on your device through our advertising spaces to your browsing patterns and geographic location;
- to customise the advertising content displayed on your device through our advertising spaces to your browsing patterns on third party websites.
EXAMPLES OF COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES USED ON THE SERVICES
The table below details the types of cookies used on the Eurosport Player and Eurosport websites:
- Adobe Experience Cloud (examples include AMCV_###, Demdex, DST, AAMC_####). Cookies from this provider analyse the web traffic data and optimise the Adobe platform.
- Dplay Entertainment Limited (examples include st, s_cc). Cookies from this provider are used for user identity / login management, and Cookies Consent tracking
- Freewheel (examples include ha _sc, opt_out). Cookies from this provider are used for third party ad-serving functionalities including targeting ads to users based on their behaviour.
- Mux ( examples include muxData). Cookies from this provider are used for video streaming performance metrics, and statistics on user device type and geo-location.
- Kantar/MMS (examples include MMS, Kantar TNS). Cookies from this provider track visits and video views to produce aggregated statistics that are required for legal, regulatory or industry-standard reasons to verify our visitor and/or consumer metrics.
Our service providers also provide tracking technologies within our Eurosport Player and Eurosport mobile apps on our behalf, such as:
- Mux. We use this analytics software to help analyse use of the Services by tracking video player consumption and performance; as well as statistics on user device type and geo-location. This allows us to see how the site is performing and to make it as easy to use and useful as possible.
- Adobe. This third party provides analytics and user engagement services for the Eurosport mobile app. The user information collected by this provider allows us to measure user engagement with the app and provide content as well as and "first-party" marketing (marketing from Eurosport) and third-party advertising to users that is of greatest relevance to them.
- Freewheel. Enables third parties to serve ads on the Service.
- Crashlytics by Fabric (Google). (Android only) This third party provides analytics on the performance and behaviour of the app including crash detection and error reporting.
- Kantar/MMS. These third parties track visits and video views to produce aggregated statistics that are required for legal, regulatory or industry-standard reasons to verify our visitor and/or consumer metrics.
HOW LONG DO COOKIES LAST?
Our websites use several types of cookies including:
- Session cookies: Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser's subfolder while you are visiting a website and are automatically deleted when you leave the website.
- Persistent cookies: In contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are re-activated when you return to the same website, and remain in your browser's subfolder until they expire (usually after 12 months).
- Secure cookies: Secure cookies are a type of cookie which is transmitted over encrypted HTTP connection. When setting the cookie, the Secure attribute instructs the browser that the cookie should only be returned to the application over encrypted connections.
- Third party cookies: A third party cookie is one that is placed on your hard drive by a website from a domain other than the one you are visiting (e.g. when the website features content, such as ads, from a third-party domain). Third party cookies are set so that a site can remember something about you at a later time. These cookies are set by third parties and we do not control how they are set.
- SameSite cookies: SameSite cookies allow servers to assert that a cookie ought not to be sent along with cross-site requests, which provides some protection against cross-site request forgery attacks. SameSite cookies may not be supported by all browsers.
HOW CAN YOU CONSENT OR OBJECT TO COOKIES OR OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES BEING PLACED ON YOUR DEVICE?
You can allow and deactivate cookies/trackers or exercise your choices regarding how IAB Transparency & Consent Framework participants may collect or use your data via our cookie preference centre available through the Manage Preferences” link available in the footer of our website or the settings menus of our app. Please note that blocking all cookies can render some of the Services unavailable to you or have a negative effect on the performance, efficiency or customisation of the Services.
Please note that Discovery participates in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework and complies with its policies and specifications. Discovery uses the Consent Management Platform with the identification number 28.
You can also control how cookies/trackers are set on your device by using your browser settings and, in some cases, the settings on your mobile device.
You can authorise, refuse or disable website cookies by changing your browser settings. If you disable a cookie already installed on your device or browser, it will not be active any more, but it will not disappear from your device or browser until the end of its lifespan. Please note that blocking all cookies can render some of the Services unavailable to you or have a negative effect on the performance, efficiency or customisation of the Services.
Each browser is configured differently. You should follow the instructions given by the publisher of your browser. If you use different devices, make sure you configure the settings of the corresponding browser according to your preferences.
Social media log-in
The privacy policies of social networks should allow you to exercise your choices regarding cookies, typically by configuring your user account settings on each such network.
Mobile device settings
Your mobile device may provide settings that allow you to express the choice not to have information about your use of mobile ads used for interest-based advertising purposes. On your iOS device, this is called “Limit Ad Tracking,” and on your Android device, it is called “Opt out of Ads Personalisation” or “Opt out of interest-based ads.”
To find out more about cookies
You can obtain more information on how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage them by visiting https://www.allaboutcookies.org and https://www.ghostery.com/.