Our Cookies are here to help:
Cookies are little files that websites put on your device to make visits quicker, easier and more relevant. Some cookies are essential for websites to work and others remember things about you to give you a better, more enjoyable experience online.
Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
Our cookies and what they do for you:
Without these cookies and similar technologies, our website won't work properly. They help you move around the website and do things you've specifically come to the website for, like viewing content. An example of technical cookies are session cookies. These are used to maintain your access to our website when you are logged on. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browsing session, or when you log out. Another example of a technical cookie is one that exists to register with the Virgin Media Player. This cookie stores your log in details so that when you come back to the Virgin Media Player and enter your log in details, you can access your Virgin Media Player account. You can disable them using your browser but this may in certain cases affect the functionality of the website.
What they do:
Certain cookies and other similar technologies are used to remember selections you’ve made that change the way the site behaves or looks for you.
- Remember any settings you've applied, such as layout, text size and preferences
- Remember if we've already asked you if you want to fill in a survey so that we don't keep asking you
- They show you when you're logged in to the website
- They can be used to share information with any partners who provide a service on our website. The information shared is only used to provide the service, product or function and not for any other purpose
These cookies let us know how our website is performing and to understand which parts of it are the most popular and any error pages that occur. We use this information to improve our website.
What they do:
Give us an overall picture of how people use our website by telling us things like the number of visitors to each page and what people do on the page, like which links they click on.
3rd Party Advertising and 3rd Party Social Cookies
Targeting cookies recognise which parts of the website are interesting to you and to show you pages and adverts we think you'll like. You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services. Some of these cookies are managed by third parties, and you may alternatively use the third parties' own tools to prevent these cookies.
Where we have integrated social media sites into our Virgin Media Television online services, those partners sometimes set cookies. Please note if you visit Virgin Media Television on social media sites, the cookies policy of that social media site will apply.
What they do:
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. They allow us to deliver content and marketing communications tailored to your interests based on information from your visit.
How to manage cookies:
If you would like to know more about cookies then we suggest you visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.com which has useful information about cookies and also provides a guide for opting out/changing your cookies preferences. For your ease of use we’ve also included links to all the “Help” sections of the major browsers.
Click on the link of the browser you use to opt out/change your cookies settings:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Windows Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
Browsers for Portable Devices
Safari iOS: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Alternatively, should you use a different browser than those listed above, you can opt out of cookies by going into the “options” section of your browser and changing your privacy settings relating to cookies.
List of third party cookies:
We will keep this list as up to date as possible.
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