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We may update this cookie policy from time to time so it's a good idea to come back occasionally and read through it again. This cookie policy was last updated on 21 July 2017.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices (these cookies are generally known as session cookies) or are placed on the hard drive of your device (generally known as persistent cookies).

Cookies are created when you visit a website or other service that uses cookies. Cookies are commonly used by websites to help the user's browsing experience and provide more information about the user's experience and interests. This information is generally used to make content, services and advertising more relevant and useful during future visits.

For more details about cookies and details of how to delete and disable cookies you can visit and also see our section on more information and turning cookies off below.

How does ITV use cookies?

This websites uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our services and to provide increased functionality when you are using our services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website and also allows us to improve this website and our services.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings (where possible) to refuse cookies, our systems will issue cookies as soon as you visit this website or access other services. If you have switched off cookies then some of the functionality of our services may not be available to you.

The cookies that we use on this websites only collect anonymous information to optimise our services, and do not collect personal information.

What cookies does ITV use?

The cookies on this website fall into the category of functional and analytical cookies.

Functional and analytical cookies

a. Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and to count the number of visitors to the website, to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it and to record which content viewers view and are interested in. This helps us to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of the website and/or services. This helps us to improve the service which we offer to you by helping us make sure our users are finding the information they are looking for.

b. Functional cookies

Functional cookies relate to the functionality of websites and allow us to improve the services offered, for example:

  • by allowing you to carry information across pages of the website to avoid you having to re-enter information;
  • by recognising your preferences when you return to our website(s).

c. What functional and analytical cookies do we use on this site?

We have set out below the main functional and analytical cookies that we use:

  • Functional cookies.
Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
cookieStatus 90 Days This cookie is used to remember if you have viewed the cookie warning.
ASPSESSIONID Session A cookie that Microsoft ASP.NET uses to store a unique identifier for a visitor's session.
  • Analytical cookies.
Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years This Google Analytics cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. This helps us measure how many people visit
_gat 10 minutes Used by Google Analytics to manage the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
_gid 24  hours _gid is associated with Google Universal Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

Where can I find more information, and how do I turn cookies off or delete cookies?

Find out more about cookies including how to disable/enable and delete them by at the following website

You can block most cookies (except for Flash cookies) by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of this site, or you may experience reduced functionality when accessing certain services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit this website.

Generally you can't delete Flash cookies (also known as local shared objects) with browser controls, but Adobe's website provides information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies. See for details.

If you want to delete cookies from the browser on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

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