Introduction

By accessing and using our websites or other services, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy. Please do read this cookie policy carefully.

We may update this cookie policy from time to time and will post any changes on our website at www.blastfilms.co.uk so it's a good idea to come back occasionally and read through it again. This cookie policy was last updated on1st June 2012.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).

Cookies are created when you visit a website or other service that uses cookies. Cookies are commonly used to help the user’s browsing experience and provide more information about the user’s experience and interests. This information is generally used to make content and services more relevant and useful during future visits.

For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit www.aboutcookies.org and also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.

How does BlastFilms use cookies?

Our websites and services use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our services and to provide increased functionality when you are using our services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve our websites and our services.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings (where possible) to refuse cookies, our systems will issue cookies as soon you visit our websites or access other services. If you have switched off cookies then some of the functionality of our services may not be available to you.

The cookies that we use on our websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information.

Please note that not all the cookies on our sites are set by us. Please see the section below on third party cookies.

What cookies are on the BlastFilms websites?

The cookies on our websites generally fall into the following categories: (1) functional and (2) analytical cookies.

What functional and analytical cookies do we use?

We have set out below the main functional and analytical cookies that we use:

We use third party components, such as the JQuery framework and JWPlayer, which may use cookies. We do not share any information that can be used to identify you personally with these third parties. The third parties, whose cookies we use on our site, can add new cookies to their service at any time without warning.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use our site. We do this to make sure it meets users' needs and to understand how we could make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store personal information that could be used to identify you. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following table lists the type of information that is obtained via your Google Analytics cookies and used in Analytics reports.

Once the cookies are set/updated on the web browser, the data they contain that is required for reporting purposes is sent to the Analytics servers in the GIF Request URL via the utmcc parameter.

Cookies Set By Google Analytics

Google Analytics sets the following cookies as described in the table below. A default configuration and use of Google Analytics sets only the first 4 cookies in the table.

 

When do our cookies expire?

Except for essential cookies, most of the cookies on our websites expire at the end of your current session on our website. However, some of our cookies have an extended lifespan which ranges from 1 day to 26 years. Some of our cookies are persistent and will never expire. Where we specify above that the cookie being used is a flash cookie, please note that flash cookies do not expire.

Where can I find more information about cookies, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?

Find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them at the following website www.aboutcookies.org.

You can block most cookies (except for Flash cookies) by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites, or you may experience reduced functionality when accessing certain services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our website.

Generally you can't delete Flash cookies (also known as local shared objects) with browser controls, but Adobe's website at www.adobe.com provides information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies. Click here for details. Please note that if you disable Flash cookies, you will not be able to play content on the BlastFilms Video Player.