Cookies Policy

15:08 - June 13, 2019 (GMT+8)
Cookies Policy

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

What are cookies?

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.

Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested.

Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better.

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES (COOKIES SET BY US)

These are cookies set by LIVE Sports Asia web domain known as 'first-party' cookies. Some are necessary to the functionality of the site, others provide information to us that we analyse to monitor and improve the site.

These first-party cookies do not store or collect any personal information or anything that make you personally identifiable to us. Typically, the cookies generate a random, unique number to store information about a user.

Cookies for measuring website usage

Google Analytics cookies: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmd,_utmz

Purpose: to record how many people are using the website and how they move around the site once they've arrived. Google's privacy policy.

Duration of cookies: 

_utma expires two years after your last visit to this site

_utmb expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity

_utmc expires at the end of a session (when you close your browser)

_utmz expires six months after it was last set

_utmv (not set) expires immediately

_utmd (not set) expires immediately

Where it is used: all pages of LIVE Sports Asia websites.

Third-party cookies (cookies set by other websites through our pages)

Social media cookies

Some cookies are served by an external service when you use a page on our site, known as 'third-party' cookies.

For example, on a number of pages we use 'plug ins' or embedded media such as YouTube videos. These cookies are specific to the third-party site domain - the data stored in them can be seen and managed by the third party, not by us.

Although we can control whether we use the third-party services within our websites we do not have control over the cookies themselves. It is not always possible to identify precisely the information that the cookies store.

Follow us, Share (Add this) Facebook cookies: reg_ext_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_fb_ref 

Purpose

To allow you to subscribe to LIVE Sports Asia social media channels or share LIVE Sports Asia content via Facebook. These cookies track registration effectiveness by recording how the user came to Facebook and are set when the browser is either not a Facebook user or is not logged in to Facebook. Add this Privacy Policy.  

Data stored by cookies:

reg_ext_ref: Follow us... Facebook cookie stores the external referrer, i.e. the LIVE Sports Asia web page addess from which Facebook was accessed.

reg_fb_gate: Share this... Facebook cookie stores the LIVE Sports Asia web page address as the first page identfier as well as logged-out or non Facebook visitor information.

reg_fb_ref: Share this... Facebook cookie stores LIVE Sports Asia web page address as the last page identfier as well as logged-out or non facebook visitor information.

Duration of cookies: 

reg_ext_ref: expires at the end of the session (when a user closes their browser).

reg_fb_gate: expires at the end of the session (when a user closes their browser).

reg_fb_ref: expires at the end of the session (when a user closes their browser).

Where it is used: news stories and blog posts on the LIVE Sports Asia website.

Impact on user's experience of the site: none.

YouTube cookies:

GEO, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, use_hitbox, PREF, recently_watched_video_id_list

Purpose: to track visitor views of YouTube videos embedded in LIVE Sports Asia web pages and usage of its services.

Data stored by cookies: unique identifier that allow visitor analysis, data is only used in aggregate.

Duration of cookie:

GEO expires after seven months.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE expires after seven months

use_hitbox expires at the end of a session (when a user closes your browser).

PREF expires after 10 years.

recently_watched_video_id_list expires after 7 months

Where it is used: on web pages with embedded you tube videos, for example LIVE Sports Asia website index pages.

Impact on user's experience of the site: none

VIMEO GOOGLE ANALYTICS COOKIES: _UTMA, _UTMB, _UTMC, _UTMV

Purpose: to track visitor views of Vimeo videos embedded in LIVE Sports Asia web pages and usage of its services. Vimeo uses google analytics tracking cookies and these functions and duration are described in the Google Analytics section above.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the About Cookies website, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact upon the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.