What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what's in your shopping basket.
What if I do not want to accept cookies on my machine
You can find out how to control or disable cookies within most browsers here http://www.aboutcookies.org/ Please note that disabling the SonyATV website cookies will prevent proper functioning of the site.
Cookies used are of the following types
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the SonyATV website and they can only be read by that site.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. SonyATV uses use a third party analytics company (Google Analytics) who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies. SonyATV does not control the dissemination of these cookies so you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user's device when the browser is closed.
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.
The SonyATV website use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content to users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.
Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies (the cookie types listed above are all set via your browser); rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data can be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored.
The SonyATV Website uses the following classes of cookies
1. Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site or to provide certain features you have requested..
SonyATV uses a number of these cookies.
2. Functionality cookies
These cookies enhance the functionality of website by storing your preferences. For example, a cookie is set to remember your name for display purposes, and you can set your default territory.
3. Performance cookies
Performance cookies help to improve the performance of the website,
SonyATV does not currently use performance cookies
4. Online behavioural advertising cookies
The SonyATV website does not use these types of cookies
5. Analytics Cookies
SonyATV uses Google analytics to gather statistical information about visits to our site. This information is used to improve our website and its performance.
To learn about Google Analytics cookies please visit the Google website via this link http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html