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How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Northern Ireland Screen collects personal information.


Visitors to our websites

When someone visits http://www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk/ we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.


Use of cookies by Northern Ireland Screen

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The following explains the cookies we use and why.


AddThis cookies

We use AddThis, a popular social bookmarking toolbar, to allow you to share content such as news releases via social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. It uses cookies to find out how pages are shared so website owners can find out what their visitors like, and it may also use that data to deliver tailored advertising on other websites you go on to visit.

When you share content via social media, these sites may set a cookie if you are also logged in to their service. We don't control third party cookies but we recommend you visit the relevant website for more information.

Name Expires
AUTH_TOKEN when user exits browser

Google Analytics Cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form:
A - stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. B & C - are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends
Z - stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link). To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Name Expires
_utma  2 years
_utmb Less than a day
_utmc End of Session (Date not set)
_utmz 6 months

Facebook Cookies

This website carries embedded ‘share’ Facebook buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through Facebook.

Name Expires
Datr 2 years
lsd End of Session (Date not set)
reg_ext_ref End of Session (Date not set)
reg_fb_gate End of Session (Date not set)
reg_fb_ref End of Session (Date not set)

Twitter Cookies

Twitter may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to improve their service including understanding user interaction, monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing. Twitter's privacy policy page.

Name Expires
k 7 days
guest_id 2 years
original_referer End of Session (Date not set)
external_referer 1 day
_twitter_sess End of Session (Date not set)

You Tube Cookies

YouTube uses cookies to help maintain the integrity of video statistics and prevent fraud. Most of the videos you'll find on our website are hosted directly by us, but we may embed some videos from our official YouTube channel; when we do this, we use the privacy-enhanced mode which means YouTube can't set a cookie unless a user clicks on the video to begin playback.

Name Expires
use_hitbox End of Session (Date not set)
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 240 days
PREF 3650 days

LinkedIn Cookies

LinkedIn cookie, introduced by the LinkedIn share button. Used to track which pages the user visits to collect them. For more information visit LinkedIn's privacy policy page.

Name Expires
leo_auth_token Less than one day
JSESSIONID Date not set
bcookie 730 days
visit 730 days
PersistenceCookie Less than one day
NSC_MC_QH_MFP Less than one day
lang Date not set
leo_auth_token Less than one day
NSC_MC_WT_DTQ_IUUQ Less than one day

Opting out of cookie usage

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Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

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