Your privacy - how cookies are used by Otex
The Otex website uses small amounts of data stored on your computer called 'cookies' to collect information about how visitors use the website. You can control what cookies, if any, are stored on your computer. Find out more about cookies below.
What is a cookie?
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Your browser is the computer program you use to access the internet. By default, your browser will only allow a website to access the cookies it's already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by any other website. This is to protect your privacy.
Services that need cookies to work
Some services need to store a cookie on your computer for them to work. These cookies are removed when you finish using the service. If cookies are blocked, then these services will not work.
Controlling what cookies are stored on your computer
You can set your devices to:
• Accept all cookies
• Tell you when a cookie is being received
• Not receive cookies
Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies set by the Otex website, you can do this through your device's browser settings. The 'Help' menu in your browser should explain how you can do this, as well as how to delete cookies from your computer. For more information, see the 'About cookies' website.
Google Analytics cookies
The Otex website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the site.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Mobile phones - rejecting cookies
For information about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone's browser, see your handset manual.
Other devices - rejecting cookies
For information about how to reject cookies on your device's browser, see your device's manual.
Cookies witnessed on www.otexear.co.uk
The following are names of cookies that are currently witnessed on the Otex website. Each cookie includes a short description of what the cookie does and what type of variant the cookie falls into.
|Name of cookie||Expiry||Description|
|_dc_gtm_UA-6113645-9||1 minute||Used to help identify the visitors by either age, gender, or interests with DoubleClick, Google Tag Manager.|
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as an identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. This cookie is part of Google Analytics.|
|_gat||1 minute||Used to make sure our analytics system doesn’t use unnecessary resource or report duplicate data.|
|_gat_UA-6113645-9||1 minute||Google cookie; used to make sure the analytics system doesn’t use unnecessary resource or report duplicate data.|
|_gcl_au||3 months||Google cookie.|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish unique users by storing and updating a unique value for each page visited.|
|showVideo||1 month||Used to determine if the user is based in a country permitted to view the TV advert.|
|_cfduid||1 year||CloudFlare cookie; used to identify individual users on a shared connection and apply security per user.|
otexear.com also uses Vimeo (for video), which additionally references its own cookies when embedded.