How can I control cookies?
Web browser cookies
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.about cookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
For the Bloom Gist websites, you can instead choose whether to accept cookies that are set by the Bloom Gist and Bloom Gist Worldwide Ltd, and their suppliers, on the cookie settings page.
Most Bloom Gist websites do work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you won’t be able to set the weather to your chosen city. You can find more examples of the Bloom Gist functionality and services which require cookies to be set in Bloom Gist & Cookies.
Adobe Flash Player Cookies
The Adobe Flash Player, used to provide services such as iPlayer through web browsers or web-based games, is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. Some web browser manufacturers are developing solutions to allow you to control these through your browser, but at the present time, if you wish to restrict or block Flash Cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website.
Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you, for example, the auto resume feature in Bloom Gist Player.
Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting
DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies. Bloom Gist websites do not currently respond to DNT requests, however, you may opt-out of tracking on Bloom Gist and Bloom Gist, including analytics (and tailored advertising if you are visiting from outside the UK), by changing your cookie settings.
A uniform standard has not yet been adopted to determine how DNT requests should be interpreted and what actions should be taken by websites and third parties. The Bloom Gist will continue to review DNT and other new technologies and may adopt a DNT standard once available.
Third party cookies
We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on a Bloom Gist website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. The Bloom Gist does not control the dissemination of these cookies and this tool will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Mobile device and TV apps
On devices such as mobile phones, tablets and smart TVs, instead of cookies, information collected from or stored to your device may be used to ‘remember’ you or provide you with the content you have requested.
Updated: 29th June, 2015