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COOKIE NOTICE

Last updated: 06 October 2020

1.IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE

INTRODUCTION

This website is managed by AETN UK (“AETN”, “we”, “us" or “our”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
 

PURPOSE

This Cookie Notice sets out how we use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our Website(s) (including blaze.tv, skyhistory.co.uk, crimeandinvestigation.co.uk, aenetworks.co.uk and lifetimetv.co.uk, and their international versions as listed at the end of this Cookie Notice), our microsites, applications, widgets, blogs, games, virtual worlds, competitions and other online or digital services that we offer to our users, ("Digital Media").  It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of cookies or other technologies, please contact us at feedback@aenetworks.co.uk.

 

2. WHAT ARE COOKIES

Cookies are small data files of letters and numbers that, if you agree, we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer when you visit a Website or Digital Media.  Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.  Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.  

 

3. TYPES OF COOKIES

“First party cookies" are cookies set by a website owner (in this case, AETN).

"Third party cookies" are cookies set by parties other than the website owner and enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through a website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

 

4. WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for the operation of our Websites and Digital Media, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies.

Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites and Digital Media.   Third parties serve cookies through our Websites and Digital Media for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Digital Media and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Digital Media you visit):

 

Types of Cookie

Who Serves These Cookies

How to Refuse

Essential Cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Digital Media and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.  

AETN UK

Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites and Digital Media to you, you cannot refuse them.

You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Functionality Cookies: These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our Websites or Digital Media.  They enable us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences and enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites and Digital Media for you.

Native system cookies (Drupal)
Example:
Country-Code
https://www.drupal.org/

Amazon Web server
Example:
AWSELB (maps instance session)
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/elasticloadbalancing/latest/classic/elb-sticky-sessions.html

These are non-essential.  However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Analytics or Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites and Digital Media are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are.  This helps us to improve the way our Websites and Digital Media work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Google
Examples:
_ga (google analytics for metrics)

_gat (google analytics for metrics)


These are non-essential.  To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Advertising/Targeting  Cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you.  They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Google
Examples:
Doubleclick.net
https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

These are non-essential.  To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Social Networking Cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Digital Media through third party social networking and other Digital Media.  These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

Facebook

Examples:

Datr, dpr, Twitter, Mailchimp, Etc.

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

 

5. WHAT ABOUT OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, LIKE WEB BEACONS?

Other than as listed above, the cookies we use also monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites and/or Digital Media to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites and/or Digital Media from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns.  In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

 

6. DO YOU SERVE TARGETED ADVERTISING?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites and/or Digital Media. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.

 

7. HOW CAN I BLOCK OR CONTROL COOKIES?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.  You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.

You can also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.   As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising.  If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

 

8. HOW LONG CAN COOKIES STAY ON MY DEVICES?

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire as set out below:

Google Analytics Cookies By default, a _ga cookie expires after 2 years from the date it was last refreshed. Every time a new hit is sent to google analytics, the cookie is refreshed.

Google Ads Cookies expire the latest 30 days after you last clicked on the ad.

Cookies served by AETN expire the latest 10 months from the day you last visited the Website or Digital Media.

 

9. UPDATES TO THIS COOKIE NOTICE

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.  Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.  

 

Websites managed by AETN and covered by this Cookie Notice: 

blaze.tv, skyhistory.co.uk, crimeandinvestigation.co.uk, aenetworks.co.uk and lifetimetv.co.uk, aenetworks.gallery (restricted to staff), historytv.dk, historytv.fi, historytv.no, historytv.se, historytv.ro, historychannel.co.hu, history.nl, www.crimeandinvestigation.nl, historytv.africa, lifetime.africa, historytv.pl, lifetimetv.pl, crimeinvestigation.pl.