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Cookies on S4C

S4C's website uses cookies. By using the site you are consenting to S4C's use of cookies in line with the guidelines below.

What are cookies?

Cookies record information about your online preferences. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and maybe prepare customized pages for them. When you go to a website that uses cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing information such as your name and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your web browser which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same site, your browser will send the cookie to the web server. The server can use this information to present you with custom web pages. For example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page you might see a welcome page with your name on it.

List of cookies associated to the S4C Website

    S4C Main Site Cookies

    Origin Cookie name Purpose Description
    S4C website accepted_cookies Site personalisation Indicates that the cookie alert has been closed and prevents it from being shown again.
    Clic S4C-seek-xx Site personalisation Records the time line of the program being watched, on return to the programme viewing is continued from this point.
    S4C-parental-em Site personalisation Encrypted email address for parental control, this is stored locally and not collected by S4C.
    S4C-parental-hash Site personalisation Encrypted password for parental control, this is stored locally and not collected by S4C.
    S4C-parental-lock Site personalisation Indicates whether the parental lock is engaged or not.
    Rygbi & Caban _icl_current_language Site personalisation Stores the language preference. The site defaults to this selection on return.
    Production Site PID Site personalisation Tracks the language being used.
    Learners s4c_dysg_sid Session tracking Tracks the session on the website.
    s4c_dysg_lefel Site personalisation Tracks the level of Welsh that the user has selected.
    Weather s_cc Site personalisation Indicates whether other cookies are permitted to be stored by the weather site.
    s_sq Site personalisation Tracks the previous link clicked within the weather site.
    ASP.NET_SessionId Session tracking ASP.NET session id, contains no user information
    myLocationDetails Site personalisation Allows the ability to save and address/postcode so that weather information can be localised.
    Cymorth PHPSESSID Session tracking PHP session ID, created by default by the system. Holds no user information.

    S4C Childrens' Site Cookies

    Origin Cookie name Purpose Description
    Cyw cyw Site personalisation If logged in stores the username for use on the site, otherwise the username of guest_xx is assigned.
    Stwnsh stwnsh Site personalisation If logged in stores your username for use on the site, otherwise the username of guest_xx is assigned.

    3rd Party Cookies

    Origin Cookie name Purpose Description
    Social Networking c_user, csm, datr, locale, lu, s, xs Site personalisation Facebook connect cookies which allow you to share content with your social networks, express interest in content and connect with your social media networks

    To delete Facebook cookies please visit http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=185360664848864

    Google Analytics __utma Website usage statistics Stores the amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.
    __utmb and __utmc Website usage statistics Checks the duration of a visit: when a visit starts, and approximate end.
    __utmz Website usage statistics Stores the location of a visit.

    To delete Google cookies please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

How do I turn cookies off?

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the features on S4C's websites. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

If you have set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse S4C's websites anonymously until such time as you wish to register for services on S4C's websites. For further information on cookies and how to delete them, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

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