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:

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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​ ​Rackspace​ ​(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 26th September 2017.