Cookie Policy

We are Discovery Corporate Services Limited, registered in England and Wales with company number 08597513 whose registered office is at Chiswick Park Building 2, 566 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5YB, United Kingdom. 

 

We operate the HGTV.CO.UK (“HGTV”) website (the "Website"). Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use information from and about you when you visit our Website or app, create an account with us, or otherwise interact with us. This policy explains more about how we and our service providers use cookies and similar technologies and your choices concerning them.  By continuing to use the Website, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and other tracking technologies that you do not disable. 

 

 

AN EXPLANATION OF THE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES WE USE ON THE WEBSITE

Like many companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies to ensure you get the best from our Website.  Below are some examples of the types of tracking technologies that may be used, depending on how you access and interact with the Website.

 

Cookies

“Cookies” are small text files from a website that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device.  Cookies generally contain information that is associated with your web browser, information such as website preferences, login information, or a user ID.  This information enables online services to recognise you as you interact with or revisit the Website.

 

Other tracking technologies

Like other online services and mobile applications, we use both cookies and other technologies such as web beacons/GIFs, pixels, page tags, embedded scripts and other tracking technologies.  These technologies consist of small transparent image files or other web programming code that record how you interact with the Website.  They are often used in conjunction with web browser cookies or other identifiers associated with your device.  Below is a more detailed description of some of these other types of tracking technologies that we use on the Website:

Pixels are small images on a web page or in an email. Pixels collect information about your browser or device and can set cookies.

Local storage allows data to be stored locally on your browser or device and includes HTML5 local storage and browser cache.

SDKs are blocks of code provided by our partners that may be installed in our mobile applications. SDKs help us understand how you interact with our mobile applications and collect certain information about the device and network you use to access the application. SDKs may collect identifiers associated with your device or our apps.

 

 

HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES 

We and our service providers may use cookies and tracking technologies when you interact with the Website for a variety of reasons, as described in detail below.

Strictly Necessary - We use cookies and other tracking technologies for system administration, to monitor traffic and prevent fraudulent activity, to improve the security of the Website and to provide the basic functionality of the Website such as creating and logging into your account and utilising essential features of the Website. 

Functionality-Related - We use cookies and other tracking technologies to tell us whether you have visited the Website before and to make the Website easier to use, including remembering your preferences and settings.

Analytics and Performance - We use cookies and other tracking technologies to assess the performance of the Website, to count visitors to the Website, and to monitor how users navigate and use the Website, in order to improve the performance of, and content offered through, the Website.

Customisation - We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to deliver customised content and “first-party” marketing (marketing from HGTV) based on how you interact with our Website.

Targeting - We may use cookies to record your use of our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

 

 

HOW LONG DO COOKIES LAST?

Our Website use several types of cookies including:

Session cookies: Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser's subfolder while you are visiting a website and are automatically deleted when you leave the website.

Persistent cookies:  In contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are re-activated when you return to the same website, and remain in your browser's subfolder until they expire (usually after 12 months).

Secure cookies: Secure cookies are a type of cookie which is transmitted over encrypted HTTP connection.  When setting the cookie, the Secure attribute instructs the browser that the cookie should only be returned to the application over encrypted connections.

Third party cookies: A third party cookie is one that is placed on your hard drive by a website from a domain other than the one you are visiting (e.g. when the website features content, such as ads, from a third-party domain).  Third party cookies are set so that a site can remember something about you at a later time.  These cookies are set by third parties and we do not control how they are set. 

SameSite cookies:  SameSite cookies allow servers to assert that a cookie ought not to be sent along with cross-site requests, which provides some protection against cross-site request forgery attacks.  SameSite cookies may not be supported by all browsers.

 

 

YOUR CHOICES REGARDING COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

You can allow and deactivate cookies/trackers or exercise your choices regarding how IAB Transparency & Consent Framework participants may collect or use your data via our cookie preference center available through the “Manage Preferences” button above. Please note that blocking all cookies can render some of the Services unavailable to you or have a negative effect on the performance, efficiency or customisation of the Services.

Please note that Discovery participates in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework and complies with its policies and specifications. Discovery uses the Consent Management Platform with the identification number 28.

 

You can also control how cookies/trackers are set on your device by using your browser settings and, in some cases, the settings on your mobile device.

Browser settings

You can authorise, refuse or disable website cookies by changing your browser settings. If you disable a cookie already installed on your device or browser, it will not be active any more, but it will not disappear from your device or browser until the end of its lifespan. Please note that blocking all cookies can render some of the Website unavailable to you or have a negative effect on the performance, efficiency or customisation of the Website.

 

Each browser is configured differently. You should follow the instructions given by the publisher of your browser. If you use different devices, make sure you configure the settings of the corresponding browser according to your preferences.

 

Social media log-in

The privacy policies of social networks should allow you to exercise your choices regarding cookies, typically by configuring your user account settings on each such network.

 

Mobile device settings

Your mobile device may provide settings that allow you to express the choice not to have information about your use of mobile ads used for interest-based advertising purposes.  On your iOS device, this is called “Limit Ad Tracking,” and on your Android device, it is called “Opt out of Ads Personalisation” or “Opt out of interest-based ads.”

 

To find out more about cookies

You can obtain more information on how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage them by visiting https://www.allaboutcookies.org  and https://www.ghostery.com/

 

 

CONTACT US

If you have any queries relating to this Cookie Policy please contact our Data Protection Officer at DPO@discovery.com

We may change and update our list of cookies (or similar technologies) from time to time.  The most up to date version is published on the Website. We recommend that you periodically read this Cookie Policy. If we make major changes to this policy, we will take additional steps to ensure you are informed of such changes.