Cookies

COOKIES SET BY STV

Cookie Name & Category Purpose Which STV sites use this cookie?
autoPlayTracker (Functional) This cookie helps us to know if you have already viewed the daily bulletin. stv.tv
CFID (Strictly Necessary) This cookie enables us to keep track of your movement from page to page on the STV Player so you don't get asked for the same information you've already given to the site. player.stv.tv
CFTOKEN (Strictly Necessary) This cookie enables us to keep track of your movement from page to page on the STV Player so you don't get asked for the same information you've already given to the site. player.stv.tv
CFSTVUSER (Strictly Necessary) This cookie allows us to recognise the user once they have logged in to an stv.tv site. stv.tv
CFSTVUSERID (Strictly Necessary) This cookie allows us to recognise the user once they have logged in to an stv.tv site. stv.tv
CommunityPortal (Strictly Necessary) To determine whether a panellist is logged in or not and to authenticate the panellist after the initial logon. scotpulse.com
CommunityPortal_UserValues (Functional) To display the correct language/theme/portal for the panellist. scotpulse.com
device_width (Functional) This cookie helps us recognise the width of the device you are watching the STV Player on so that we can deliver the appropriately sized content. m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv
Postcode (Strictly Necessary) This cookie stores your postcode as manually entered by you so that the STV Player can deliver content appropriate to your location. m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv
STVPLAYER_REGION (Strictly Necessary) This cookie helps us determine which region you are in, so that the correct regional content can be delivered via the STV Player. Player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv
stv_videos (Functional) This cookie helps us to determine what video bulletins you have seen during your visit. stv.tv
exp_last_visit (Performance) 1 year. Date of the last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests. stvsales.tv
exp_tracker (Performance) End of session. Contains the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after log in and for form or error message returns. stvsales.tv
exp_last_activity (Performance) 1 year. Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie. stvsales.tv
Inline/Poll surveys Used to determine whether the survey has already been shown to the user to prevent repeat and to allow user to continue the survey from the last answered question. scotpulse.com
STVLOGINUSERID (Strictly Necessary) This cookie allows us to recognise the user once they have logged in to an stv.tv site. stv.tv
Postcode (Strictly Necessary) This cookie stores your postcode as manually entered by you so that the STV Player can deliver content appropriate to your location. m.playerstv.tv
Weather-location Used to store the location you have selected in the weather widget, so we can provide you with the most relevant weather forecast. stv.tv
Weather-location Used to tell us which area you are in (after selecting a location from the weather widget) so we can provide you the correct weather forecast video. I.e. North, West, East or Tayside. stv.tv
STVLOGINTOKEN (Strictly Necessary) This cookie allows us to recognise the user once they have logged in to an stv.tv site. stv.tv
Stv-cookie-policy-info-notice (Functional) This cookie allows us to identify whether you’ve consulted the cookie policy. stv.tv

COOKIES SET BY THIRD PARTIES

We also use cookies which are operated on our behalf by the organisations listed below to help us deliver our Services.

Organisation setting the cookie Cookie Name Purpose Which STV sites use this cookie?
Google Analytics Our websites use Google Analytics Premium, a web analytics tool provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”). Google Analytics Premium uses Performance Cookies to help the website analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser to and will be stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The UP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may reject or delete these cookies by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser available here.
_utma This cookie helps us determine the number of unique visitors to our website www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv; stvplc.tv; http://www.stvplc.tv/
_utmb We use this Google Analytics cookie to help us to record the length of individual sessions from our users on our website. Each time you move to a new page within our website within 30 minutes of arriving the cookie updates so that we know that you are still actively using our website within a single session. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv; m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv; living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv; stvplc.tv
_utmc Similar to _utmb, we use this Google Analytics cookie to help us record the length of individual sessions on our website. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv; stvplc.tv
_utmz This cookie helps us determine the referral method for people visiting our website. This helps us to analyse the traffic arriving at our website and to determine which are the most popular routes (e.g. direct, search engine search, email link). www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv; stvplc.tv
Google+ APISID HSID PREF SAPISID SID SSID SS ULS BEAT These cookies are used when integrating Google’s +1 button and the sharing of content www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv
Twitter k guest_id Pid twll _twitter_sess t1, js _utmz _utma _utmv These cookies are used when integrating twitter feeds into our site's pages and to allow the sharing of content. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv; living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv
Facebook c_user datr Lu s xs These cookies are used when integrating Facebook and the sharing of content. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv; m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv; living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv
Akamai Akamai provides managed services to STV for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. These services help STV stream live video across our platforms. The **Functional Cookies** used by Akamai products gather non-personally identifiable information which enable STV to provide more personalized on-line experiences, including better targeted advertising. To opt-out of the collection of this non-personally identifiable information go to: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
AkamaiAnalytics_BrowserSessionId (Functional) Stores the ID for a visit. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv; m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv; living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv, stvsales
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitCookie (Functional) Stores information about the number of tabs currently open. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv; living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv; stvsales
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitIsPlaying (Functional) Stores information about streams playing in any tabs. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv; living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv, stvsales
AkamaiAnalytics_VisitLastCloseTime (Functional) Stores the time when the browser was last closed. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv; m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv; living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv, stvsales
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_bitRateBucketsCsv (Functional) Stores required information to compute bitrate data for the visit. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv; m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv; living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv, stvsales
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitMetricsCsv (Functional) Stores visit-related metrics as a CSV. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv; living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv, stvsales
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitStartTime (Functional) Stores visit start time. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv; m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv, stvsales
AkamaiAnalyticsDO_visitStartTime (Functional) Stores visit start time. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv; m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv; sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv; video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv; m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv; programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv, stvsales
Akamai_AnalysticsMetrics_clientid (Functional) Stores unique ID. stvsales
Brightcove Brightcove Inc. provides STV with cloud content services, including the Brightcove video player which allows the delivery of video on STV’s websites. The Functional Cookies collected as part of this service help deliver the most appropriate size and quality of the videos. To find out more regarding what information Brightcove collects and how it is used please visit http://www.brightcove.com/en/privacy
clientLastHTimes (Functional) Stores the epoch times of the Heartbeat beacon. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv, stvsales
clientLastPTimes (Functional) Stores the epoch times of the Play beacon. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv; shows.stv.tv search.stv.tv; campaigns.stv.tv, stvsales
BC_BANDWIDTH (Functional) Detects initial bandwidth capability for progressive download deliveries. www.stv.tv; m.stv.tv m.local.stv.tv; news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv; scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv; player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv; dailyrecord.player.stv.tv; scottishpassport.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv shows.stv.tv; search.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv; stvsales
Taboola Our websites use a video recommendation engine provided by Taboola Europe Limited (Taboola). Taboola uses Performance and Advertising Cookies to help provide recommendation relevant to where you are on our website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser and will be stored by Taboola on servers in Israel. Taboola will use this information on our behalf to provide you with video recommendations. To find out more regarding what information Taboola collects and how it is used please visit http://www.taboola.com/privacy-policy
taboola_user_id This cookie helps us to identify you so we can personalize our recommendations. www.stv.tv m.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv shows.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv
taboola_session_id This helps us to keep track of your ID during your browsing session. This cookie is automatically deleted once you close your browser. www.stv.tv m.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv shows.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv
taboola_rii, taboola_svrii, taboola_ntrii This cookie enables us to make sure we vary and refresh the recommendation we present to you, so you don’t get the same video items all the time. www.stv.tv m.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv shows.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv
taboola_wv,taboola_wt, taboola_svwv, taboola_ntwt This cookie enables us to remove video items you’ve already viewed and clicked on from the recommendations. www.stv.tv m.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv shows.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv
taboola_uppc, taboola_upci This cookie enables us to fine-tune the video recommendations that are presented to you, based on what other customers have previously watched. www.stv.tv m.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv shows.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv
DNT This cookie informs us that you’ve opted-out of Taboola collecting information: it deletes all the above cookie (except taboola_session_id which is deleted when you close your browser) and prevents new ones from being set. www.stv.tv m.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv entertainment.stv.tv living.stv.tv scotland.stv.tv video.stv.tv player.stv.tv m.player.stv.tv programmes.stv.tv shows.stv.tv campaigns.stv.tv
UK.sitestats.com stats Site Stat cookies are used for analytics which measure web activity data. They are nedstat/comscore cookies.
S1 This is a unique identifier given to each computer to allow log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of the site. Data is only used in aggregate. stvsales
S2 This is a unique identifier given to each computer to allow log analysis to determine the number of unique users for various parts of the site. Data is only used in aggregate. stvsales
Kantar i00 This cookie helps us determine the number of unique visitors to our website. player.stv.tv dailyrecord.player.stv.tv
Gigya _gig_llp provides details of the social platform used to log in e.g "Facebook", "googleplus" or "twitter" www.stv.tv glasgow.stv.tv; edinburgh.stv.tv dundee.stv.tv aberdeen.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv player.stv.tv shows.stv.tv player.stv.tv
_gig_llu provides the username value of the current user e.g "Joe Bloggs". www.stv.tv glasgow.stv.tv; edinburgh.stv.tv dundee.stv.tv aberdeen.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv player.stv.tv shows.stv.tv player.stv.tv
gig3PC notifies whether logged in to gigya e.g "1" is true, "0" is false. www.stv.tv glasgow.stv.tv; edinburgh.stv.tv dundee.stv.tv aberdeen.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv player.stv.tv shows.stv.tv player.stv.tv
glt_x_xxxx (where "x" is a random value) gigya session cookie for unique session identification. ucid – hashed value, given by gigya as a unique identifier for the user. www.stv.tv glasgow.stv.tv; edinburgh.stv.tv dundee.stv.tv aberdeen.stv.tv news.stv.tv sport.stv.tv; entertainment.stv.tv player.stv.tv shows.stv.tv player.stv.tv
Yospace yospaceUserId enables unique user reporting. This records which adverts have been delivered to each user. player.stv.tv
Grabyo AWSELB, JSESSIONID Random Generated ID for Session Control. Duration: short-term (Only valid for a browser session) Used for handling sessions and determining which server to route to, from the load balancer news.stv.tv
_ga Random Generated ID for Google Analytics. Duration: 2 years. Used for Google Web Analytics news.stv.tv
uid Random Generated ID for Grabyo Analytics. Duration: long-term. Used for determining 'unique users' for Grabyo Analytics news.stv.tv

ADVERTISING COOKIES SET BY THIRD PARTIES

From time to time, STV may sell advertising space to third parties who may deploy cookies to gather information about users to target their advertising to those users. These third parties include the organisations set out below.

Advertiser Cookie Information
Doubleclick Doubleclick (part of Google) uses cookies and IP address analysis to identify unique users of our website (through the collection of non-personally identifiable information) and to track the conversion rates for particular advertising campaigns, to help serve advertisements which are of particular relevance to you, and to control the frequency with which particular advertisements are displayed to our users. For more information about how Google use data please see Google’s Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. To opt-out please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/.
Tribal Fusion Tribal Fusion (part of Exponential Interactive, Inc use cookies to help serve advertisements which are of particular relevance to you, to measure the reach of particular advertising campaigns and control the frequency with which particular advertisements are served to users of our website. For more information about how they use cookies, and how to opt-out, please visit http://exponential.com/privacy.html.
Say Media Say Mediamind use cookies to help serve advertisements which are of particular relevance to you, to measure the reach of particular advertising campaigns and control the frequency with which particular advertisements are served to users of our website. For more information about how they use cookies, and how to opt-out, please visit http://www.saymedia.com/privacy-policy.php.
Criteo Criteo Mediamind use cookies to help serve advertisements which are of particular relevance to you, to measure the reach of particular advertising campaigns and control the frequency with which particular advertisements are served to users of our website. For more information about how they use cookies, and how to opt-out, please visit http://www.criteo.com/us/privacy-policy.
Google Ads Google uses cookies and IP address analysis to identify unique users of our website (through the collection of non-personally identifiable information) and to track the conversion rates for particular advertising campaigns, to help serve advertisements which are of particular relevance to you, and to control the frequency with which particular advertisements are displayed to our users. For more information about how Google use data please see their Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ads/.
Atlas Atlas uses cookies to help serve advertisements which are of particular relevance to you, to measure the reach of particular advertising campaigns and control the frequency with which particular advertisements are served to users of our website. For more information about how they use cookies, and how to opt-out, please visit http://atlassolutions.com/privacy-policy.
24/7 Media 24/7 Media collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information through the use of cookies and pixels. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. The cookies are used to uniquely identify your browser. The pixel is a line of code which is used by 24/7 Media to track a user’s activity. The use of a pixel allows 24/7 Media to record that a user has visited a particular webpage and help deliver advertising to our users. To opt-out of 24/7 Media’s use of cookies, please visit http://www.247realmedia.com/EN-US/opt-out.html.
VideoPlaza Videoplaza uses cookies to identify unique users viewing the advertisements that we serve. Analysis of this data helps to identify the number of unique users viewing advertisements, as well as controlling the frequency certain advertisements are shown. Cookies are also used to assist with user's bandwidth detection to allow us to send the best possible version of an ad based on the user's connection speed. No personally identifiable information is collected or stored. To Find out more please visit http://www.videoplaza.com/.
Rubicon Project The Rubicon Project uses cookies to help service advertisements which are of particular relevance to you by collecting and dropping Non-Personally Identifiable Information through the use of cookies. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process. You can opt out of the Rubicon cookies at this page: http://www.rubiconproject.com/privacy/consumer-online-profile-and-opt-out/.
Xaxis We use the information collected through our Services to provide you with the most useful and relevant online advertising and to better customise the sort of advertisements you see on those sites. For example, if we think that a user is interested in apparel options, then our Services may help our clients deliver interest-based online advertisements to you about a particular type of apparel. We also may use such information to limit the number of times you see a particular ad, and for other purposes such as research, reporting and analysis. See more at: http://www.xaxis.com/static/view/privacy-policy.

STV BRANDED WEBSITES – OWNED AND OPERATED BY THIRD PARTIES

Organisation setting the cookie Cookie Use
Cashcade Limited Cashcade Limited use cookies to help operate player interactions and transactions on the STV Bingo website. For more information regarding these cookies please view Cashcade’s cookie policy at http://www.stvbingo.tv
Barrhead Travel Barrhead Travel use cookies to help operate the bookings.scottishpassport.com website. For more information regarding these cookies please view Barrhead Travel’s cookie policy at http://www.barrheadtravel.co.uk

Last Updated: August 2014