Indigo Television cookies policy relating to the National Television Awards

What are cookies and why do we use them?

A cookie is a small amount of data which is stored on your computer's hard drive. The idea is that by knowing a bit about you, we, and those third parties who we authorise, can use cookies and other such devices to improve your experience. This may include:

  • to allow you to carry information across pages of our Website and avoid having to re-enter information;
  • within registration to allow you to access stored information;
  • to help us recognise you as a unique visitor when you return to our Website;
  • to allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests;
  • to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly;
  • within research surveys to ensure you are not invited to complete a questionnaire too often or after you have already done so.

We, and those third parties who we authorise, also use cookies and other such devices to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics for the following purposes:

  • to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements on the Website;
  • to determine how frequently particular pages and advertisements are visited;
  • to track the success of any advertising campaigns on our Website;
  • to determine the most popular areas of the Website;
  • to provide anonymised demographic data to third parties in order to target advertising more appropriately to you;
  • generally in order to monitor usage of the Website;
  • to undertake market research and/or to facilitate reviews, developments  and/or improvements to the Website.  Use of cookies in this way allows us to understand how users use our Website and helps us improve the structure of our Website (we cannot identify you personally in this way).

Use of cookies in this way allows us to understand how users use our Website and helps us improve the structure of our Website (we cannot identify you personally in this way).

The following cookies are used on this website:

session

This cookie holds a unique identifier and enables us to provide services to you. This cookie expires at the end of your session.

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This cookie is set by LiquidWeb (our web hosting provider) and is used by their load balancing software to tie each visitor's session with a specific web server for the duration of the session. This allows us to meet the demands of any spike in visitors.

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These cookies are set by Google Analytics and are used respectively to:

  • Determine unique visitors to the website. Expires 2 years from date set;
  • Determine unique visitors to the website. Expires 24 hours from date set;
  • Throttle the analytics request rate. Expires 1 minute from date set; For more information, see the Google Analytics cookie usage page.

Third party cookies that may be set

We use a number of social media tools and external services to enhance visitor  interaction on our Website. If you already use these platforms, their cookies  may be set through our website. Data may then be collected by these companies with the aim of enabling them to better serve adverts on other sites that they think are relevant to your interests.

This cookie policy was last updated on 11th October 2018.