Cookies and the vzaar player

What are cookies and how do we use them?

A cookie is a tiny file that is stored on your machine (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit websites or watch videos delivered by vzaar. If you leave the website and return, the website can use the cookie to identify you.

Cookies are commonly used to provide you with a better user experience by, for example, remembering your preferences or by logging which pages you visit and for how long, and using that information to personalise your next visit.

vzaar preferences cookie

vzaar.sol (local shared object)

This cookie is used to store viewer preferences. It will record preferred volume, whether subtitles are enabled and whether it's the first use of a vzaar player. It may also contain an approximation of the user's available bandwidth.

To disable this cookie, reduce your Flash player’s local storage to zero as outlined here: Flash Player Help - Manage, disable Local Shared Objects.

Google Analytics Tracking cookies

utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmv, _utmz

These cookies are all used in conjunction with vzaar’s Google Analytics integration and are present within the player’s iframe.

Precise details of these cookies functions can be found in Google Analytic’s documentation. Their basic function is to monitor viewer interactions with the player.

To disable them, disable cookies within your browser’s settings.

VAST advertising cookies

managed by VAST providers and Google DoubleClick

If you’ve enabled vzaar’s VAST advertising feature, additional cookies may be set by the third party ad content owners and suppliers. This is outside the control of the vzaar player.

For more information on the cookies sent as part of your VAST service, we recommend that your contact your VAST provider.