Cookies, Beacons & Third Parties
4. Cookies, Beacons & Third Parties
4.1 Web Beacons, otherwise known as Web Bugs or Pixels
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor a viewer's journey around a single website or a collection of websites. They are also referred to as web bugs or pixels and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site. For example a company owning a network of sites may use web beacons to count and recognise users travelling around its network. Being able to recognise you enables the site owner to personalise your visit, the content they display to the viewser including adverts and make it more user friendly.
As of the date of the current version update of this policy, Define Media can confirm no tracking pixels or web beacons exist in any of our website and services, on our GiGaSoft platform, the TellYourStory network services including the single broadcast players, playlists or webtv Applets embedded on third-party websites.
We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our website such as gathering demographic information to generate user statistics for content providers.
Each time you log onto our site and each time you request one of our web pages, our server logs your IP address. Although we log your session with us, we will not normally link your IP address to anything that can enable us to identify you personally. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms and Conditions, or to protect our service, website, users or others.
Visit our Cookies Policy page for detailed information on what cookies are, which cookies we set and how each is used on our website including information on how to control and remove cookies from your viewing device.
4.2 Collection of information by third parties
Please note that Define Media portal and other information pages carry information from different sources and content providers. Some parts of our website contain links to other websites whose information practices may be different from ours. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they have their own privacy policies. Please check these before you submit any personal data to these websites as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by them.