Cookies and Browsers

CVC employs persistent technology through the use of in browser storage or “cookie” technology. A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting.

More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for our websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. Some may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our sites will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information except as may be necessary to authenticate your access to our websites.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable our websites to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Performance and Analytics Cookies

These cookies, which include Google Analytics, allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our sites. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how users interact with each of CVC’s sites. This information is also used to compile reports to help CVC improve the respective site, including reports on the number of visitors to the site, where the visitors have come from and what pages the users visit on the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our sites, and will not be able to monitor their performance.

Social Media Cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

Advertising Cookies

For CVC websites that display advertising, cookies identify the beginning of a unique user session in order to display generic ads during the session. CVC does not capture information about a user session in order to display targeted ads. However, advertising cookies may also be set through our site by advertising entities. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. Advertising cookies do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you may experience less targeted advertising.

If you wish to disallow non-essential cookies you may:

  • Configure your browser. Most browsers allow you to view, manage, delete and block cookies for a website. Be aware that if you delete all cookies then any preferences you have set will be lost, including the ability to disallow cookies as this function itself requires placement of an opt out cookie on your device. Guidance on how to control cookies for common browsers is below.
  • Exercise Google Analytics opt-out across websites you visit at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.