A cookie is a small amount of data, often including a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone browser from a website and is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Websites can send cookies to your browser if your preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy, a website can only access cookies that it has already sent to you. Many websites do this whenever a user visits, in order to track levels of online traffic.
On all the Pavilion websites, cookies record your preferences to allow us to tailor the website to your needs. Users can set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is received, or to not receive any cookies at all. The latter means that some features cannot be provided and you may not be able to enjoy the full website experience.
When you visit a Pavilion website, the pages you see are downloaded to your device along with a cookie. Many websites do this to understand whether the device (and therefore probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done by checking to see it can find the cookie left there on the previous visit.
Each internet browser works differently, so check the "Help" menu to find out how to change your cookie preferences.
Information gathered by cookies helps us to analyse our website visitors and provide you with a better user experience.
In some areas of a Pavilion website we may embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. Therefore when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd does not control the distribution of these cookies. You will need to check the relevant third party website for more information.
A list of the main cookies that the Pavilion websites may set (and what each is used for) together with ways to minimise the number of cookies you receive, can be found below.
Regulating and deleting cookies
Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd will not collect personal information about you using cookies. But if you wish to restrict or block any cookies set by a Pavilion website, this can be done by amending your internet browser settings. Your browser 'Help' function should tell you how to do this.
Please note that disabling cookies is likely to impact website functionality and your experience of a Pavilion website.
You can visit www.aboutcookies.org for information on how this can be done in a wide variety of internet browsers. There is also detail on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information. To delete cookies from the internet browser of your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your mobile handset manual.
Pavilion websites use a number of third party suppliers who also set cookies on the website in order to deliver their services. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well how to opt-out, please see below.
Main cookies on Pavilion websites
Cookie name + purpose
.ASPXAUTH. ASP.NET Authentication: stores a value indicating if the current user is authenticated or not.
ASP.NET_SessionId. ASP.NET session state: stores a new random value for every new user session which allows the server technology to store user-specific data temporarily on the server.
EkAnalytics. Ektron CMS: this is used for Ektron Analytics, the content management system we use to run the Pavilion website.
EktGUID. Ektron CMS: stores a random value for every user in which Ekron uses to serve information to users.
ecm. Ektron CMS: stores information about logged in Ektron users.
ecmSecure. Ektron CMS: stores information about logged in Ektron users.
RadEditorGlobalSerializeCookie. Telerik Controls: stores information about the size, position and visibility of toolbars and fields on the page.
Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the site and compile reports for us on activity. 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 News App, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
How to reject or delete these cookies: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
We have implemented Google’s Demographics and Interest Reporting, which uses the Doubleclick cookie.
We use this to view general trends about our websites’ audiences, which include age bracket, gender and interest areas. This information is accessed in Google Analytics on an anonymous basis only.
If you would like to opt out of having your information collected and/or used in this way, you can do so by:
Installing the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser ad on, which you’ll find here.
Opting out of interest-based adverts. You can do this at http://www.google.com/settings/ads.
Cookies set by third party sites
In some areas of a Pavilion website, we may embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. Therefore when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the distribution of these cookies. You will need to check the relevant third party website for more information.
List of Pavilion websites covered by this policy