Cookie Policy

This cookie policy explains how The Florida Channel (“we”, “us”, and “our”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at TheFloridaChannel.org. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or data that becomes personal information if we combine it with other data.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by TheFloridaChannel.org are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than TheFloridaChannel.org website are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our website (e.g. analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits our website and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for TheFloridaChannel.org to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Third parties serve cookies through our website for analytics, video delivery and other purposes.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific websites you visit.)

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Manager relevant to your browser. Depending on your browser of choice the Cookie Manager allows you to select the categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with video services.

The Cookie Manager that works with your preferred browser can be found on the browser’s website or by searching for “Cookie Manager” using your preferred web search engine (e.g https://www.google.com/search?&q=cookie+manager&oq=cookie+manager) . If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality may not be available. You may also amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our website and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific websites you visit):

Essential Cookies

The Florida Channel

__tlbcpv: Used to record the cookie consent preferences of visitors.

__tltpl: Used to record the policies that visitors consent to.

__tluid: Assigns a random ID number to each visitor so that their policy consent and cookie consent preferences can be saved.

DISABLE_NANOTIMING: Disables experimental performance timing in the browser.

 

Peer5.com / Cloudflare.com

__cfduid:Used by Cloudflare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address, and apply security settings on a per-client basis. This is a HTTP type cookie that expires after 1 year.

 

Algolia.com

algoliasearch-client-js: Used to save search criteria.

 

Analytics and customization

Google Analytics / The Florida Channel

_gid: Used to distinguish users.

_ga: Records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user. It is a HTTP cookie that expires after 2 years.

_gat: Used to throttle request rate.