Cookie policy

In order to comply with new rules, weuse a system of classifying the different types of cookies we use on theWebsite, or which may be dropped by third parties through our websites. Theclassification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK andexplains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and thefunctionality you will lose if you decide you don't want to have them on yourdevice.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing smallamounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobileor other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to theoriginating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website thatrecognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website torecognise a user's device.

Each website uses cookies in differentways, but usually they're used to make your experience of browsing websiteseasier and more enjoyable. For example, a cookie can store settings that arepersonal to your use of an individual website, or keep a record of items thatyou place in a virtual shopping basket.

When a cookie is set, it is given anexpiry date. On the expiry date it is automatically deleted.

Your continued use of The Film Network website means that youconsent to TFN using cookies. If youdo not wish TFN to use cookies thenplease follow the instructions in the ‘Changing your settings' section below.

First party cookies these are set bythe website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site. When youvisit The Film Network website theserver checks whether you have JavaScript enabled on your browser software(e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer) and sets a cookie to store a ‘Yes' or ‘No'answer. The cookie is set to expire when you close your browser software.JavaScript is a useful programming language which helps make websites moredynamic and interactive. A website should usually work without JavaScript, butthe experience might not be as good as intended. The Film Network website uses JavaScript in a number of ways, andit should be enabled if you want to experience the website's fullfunctionality.

Persistent cookies these cookiesremain on a user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. Theyare activated each time that the user visits the website that created thatparticular cookie.

Session cookies these cookies allowwebsite operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. Abrowser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes whenthey close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Onceyou close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Analytical cookies allows us torecognise and to count the number of visitors to our website, to see howvisitors move around the website when they are using it and to record whichcontent users view and are interested in. This helps us to determine howfrequently particular pages and advertisements are visited and to determine themost popular areas of our website and/or services. This helps us to improve theservice which we offer to you by helping us to make sure our users are findingthe information they are looking for, by providing anonymised demographic datato third parties in order to target advertising more appropriately to you, andby tracking the success of advertising campaigns on our website. You can learnmore about Google's privacy policy on the Google Analytics website.

Functional cookies these relate to thefunctionality of our website and allow us to improve the service we offer toyou through our website, for example:

by remembering that youhave signed up to view content; by allowing you tocarry information across pages of our website to avoid you having to re-enterinformation; to allow you to accessstored information if you have registered with us; by recognising yourpreferences when you return to our website.

Flash cookies many websites use AdobeFlash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilisetheir own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings butare used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferencesor tracking users.

Flash Cookies work in a different way toweb browser cookies (the cookie types listed above are all set via your browser);rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website isrestricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data canbe stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information isallowed to be stored. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting younavigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generallyimprove the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you seeonline are more relevant to you and your interests.

You can find more information aboutcookies at and

Cookies used on the website

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you havespecifically asked for. For those types of cookies that are strictly necessary,no consent is required.

These cookies are essential in order toenable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessingsecure areas of the Website. Without these cookies services you have asked for,like film rentals, cannot be provided.

Analytics cookies

These cookies collect anonymousinformation on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we canplace these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information abouthow visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to mostoften, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don'tcollect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookiescollect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve howthe Website works.

The Film Network uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to collectanonymised information such as age, gender and roles about our website users.You can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customiseGoogle Display Network ads by visiting Google's Ads Settings page.

Functionality cookies

These cookies remember choices you maketo improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can placethese types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website toremember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region youare in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also beused to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts ofweb pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services youhave asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. Theinformation these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track yourbrowsing activity on other websites.

Changing your settings

The Help menu on the menu bar of mostbrowsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies,how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how todisable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used bybrowser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings orvisiting the website of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you totake advantage of some of the Website's essential features, we recommend youleave them turned on. For example, if you block or otherwise reject cookies youwill not be able to add items to your account, or use any of our products andservices that require you to Sign in. If you leave cookies turned on, rememberto sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

The website has useful informationfor all the common computer-based operating systems and web browsing software.

For tablets and smartphones you shouldrefer to the operating guide for the device, the manufacturer's website or yournetwork provider.