- What is a cookie?
- What cookies do SGI Legal use?
- How to manage cookies
What is a cookie?
These cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a web site. The cookie then communicates with the originating web site when you visit it again, and may communicate with other websites that recognise the cookie.
Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies
These cookies are referred to as Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies. They are pieces of data that websites and applications which use Adobe Flash store on your computer or device to collect information on how you navigate those websites and to store preferences you have set.
Cookies make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier, and help to improve websites. Without cookies, a web site could not remember a user’s preferences or registration details for a future visit.
Cookies also enable websites to monitor their users’ web surfing habits and profile them for marketing purposes.
What cookies do SGI Legal use?
We have classified our cookies according to the categories proposed by the International Chamber of Commerce.
None of the cookies used on our websites gather personal information about you.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential for the operation of our websites. They:
- Check if a user has closed the Cookie Notification bar at the top of the site.
- Below are the names of the strictly necessary cookies used by SGI Legal.
|user_accepted_cookies||SGI Law session cookie|
These cookies collect information about how our websites is used. The purpose of these cookies is to help us improve our website, and to report website usage for reasons such as rights reporting to music collecting societies. They:
- Check anomalies and as a back-up in respect of Google Analytics, which is tracking software supported by Google. This software is used to validate Comscore data, our official tracking tool.
- Below are the names of the performance cookies used by SGI Law:
|_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz||Google Analytics|
How to manage cookies
We believe it is preferable that you accept cookies when using our site. If you disable cookies on SGI Law or any other site it is likely to result in a disrupted browsing experience.
Below are details on how to manage cookies
- Http Cookies
- 3rd Party Advertising Cookies
- Flash Cookies / Local Shared Objects
Http cookies can be controlled via your browser settings. The Help function of your browser will tell you how. Alternatively, click on your preferred browser from the list below and review the information provided.
|PC||Mac||iPad / iPhone|
|Google Chrome||Google Chrome||Safari|
|Mozilla Firefox||Mozilla Firefox|
Google Chrome (PC)
The following article applies to the Google Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chromebooks. It details how to adjust your cookie permission settings, delete cookies, block or allow cookies by default and how to make exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains. http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647
Google Chrome (Mac)
Choose ‘Chrome’ from the main navigation then ‘Preferences’ then ‘Under the Hood’. Click on the ‘Content Settings’ button and allow local data to be set if you wish to accept cookies.
How to turn cookie storage off and on in Firefox
How to remove cookies that have already been stored by websites
How to block certain websites from storing cookies
How to block websites other than the one you’re currently visiting (3rd parties) from storing cookies
Choose ‘Firefox’ from the main navigation then ‘Preferences’ and click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. Chose ‘Use Custom Settings for History’ option from the drop down in the History section and select your cookie setting preferences.
Internet Explorer (PC)
Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. Ensure that your privacy level is set to medium or below which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above medium will disable cookies. Further details on cookie management can be found in Internet Explorer Help by hitting F1 on your keyboard and entering the search term ‘cookies’.
Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option. Click on ‘Security’, check the option that you desire in the ‘Accept Cookies’ section.
Choose ‘Safari’ from the main navigation then ‘Preferences’ and click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. In the ‘Block Cookies’ section specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites.
Safari (IOS used by iPhones and iPads)
Tap the settings icon, select Safari from the list that appears, tap ‘Accept Cookies’ option and select your preference.
3rd Party Advertising Cookies
If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine. Here are links to the third party advertising platforms we use, each of which have instructions on how to do this:
|In Skin Media||http://inskinmedia.com/privacypolicy.html|
|Mediamind||Under the network ad link below|
|Mediaplex||Under the network ad below|
|247 realmedia||Under the network ad below|
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising bodies for more information on how to opt out of these cookies: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
Flash Cookies / Local Shared Objects
You can disable local shared objects using the ‘Global Storage Settings panel’ of the online Settings Manager at Adobe’s website. However, using this feature will permanently place a flash cookie on your device, informing all other websites that you do not want flash cookies stored on your computer.http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html
You can also opt out of Flash Cookies on a per-site basis by right clicking the Flash Player and selecting “Settings” from the popup menu that appears, or using the Website Storage Settings panel on Adobe’s website. The latter also allows users to delete local shared objects.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit http://aboutcookies.org