The OVO Network Cookie Policy

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by placing cookies on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. For example, they enable us:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests
  • To speed up your searches
  • To recognise you when you return to our site

The following types of cookie may be used during your visit to our site:

  • Session cookies that are deleted after each visit
  • Persistent cookies which are valid across visits and, for example, are used to avoid the need to tell us your country of residence at the start of each visit
  • Email cookies which are set on your computer by an email from us, but are accessed by our site when you use our site
  • Third party cookies that our used by our partners, for example, to help us measure site visitors or to serve our ads

We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone's past visits to our website.

You may at any stage refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site. By continuing to use our site without activating your browser to block cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site. By continuing to use our site without activating your browser to block cookies, you are consenting to using cookies on our site.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

Provider

_ga

Used to collect information about how visitors consume our website content in order to improve the user experience.

Statistics

1 day

Google Analytics

_uc_utm_source

Used to store your last defined campaign source so we can monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

Marketing

2 years

Google Analytics

PHPSESSID

Used store a message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page.

Functional

Session

HotJar

__stripe_mid

Used by Stripe to measure web traffic for online payments

Functional

Session

Stripe

__cfduid

Used by our content delivery network to identify trusted web traffic

Security

1 Year

Cloudflare

__sharethis_cookie_test__

Tests if browser uses cookies

Performance

Session

Sharethis

wordpress_test_cookie

Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled

Performance

Session

Wordpress

resolution

Holds users screen resolution.

Performance

Session

 

__distillery

Used by video player  to remember position in a video

Performance

1 Year

Wistia

simplefavorites

Stores user selected favourites in the Guide

Performance

1 Year

Wordpress

pxg-listable-bounds

Stores map coverage in guide

Performance

Session

Pixelgrade

pxg-listable-mapZoom

Stores map zoom level in guide

Performance

Session

Pixelgrade

This cookie list will be kept up to date on a regular basis.

Please note that our advertisers and people who link to our site may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Last updated: 18/06/2018

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