Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer, if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, they help us to provide you with the best possible experience when you browse our website and also allow us to make improvements. Cookies improve your browsing experience by:

 

• Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page.

• Remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it.

• Analysing how you use the website to improve the way it works for you, to make sure that you find what you’re looking for easily, and to ensure it meets your needs.

• Monitoring the efficiency of our advertising.

 

1. What cookies we use and how we use them

 

1.1 Measuring website usage

 

Third party cookies

 

The following cookies are set by WordPress:

 

Source

Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration

WordPress

wordpress_
81162f50085a5fa5ed
7d14618e60d5d5
On login, WordPress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/ 3rd Party 14 days

WordPress

wordpress_
logged_in_
81162f50085a5fa5ed7
d14618e60d5d5

After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

3rd Party

14 days

WordPress

wp-settings-1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 3rd Party 14 days

WordPress

wp-settings-time-1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 3rd Party 14 days

 

Google Analytics

 

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do things better.

 

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your name or address so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

 

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics (Universal Analytics):

 

Source

Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration

Google Analytics

_ga This cookie is used to identify unique users. 1st party 2 years

Google Analytics

_gid

This cookie is used to identify unique users.

1st party

24 hours

Google Analytics

_gat This cookie is used to throttle the request rate. 1st party 1 minute

Google Analytics

_dc_gtm_  e.g._dc_gtm_UA-123456-12 This cookie is used to throttle the request rate. 1st party 1 minute

 

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics(Classic Google Analytics):

 

Source

Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration

Google Analytics

_utma This cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing _utma cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 1st party 2 years from set/update

Google Analytics

_utmt

This cookie is used to throttle the request rate.

1st party

10 minutes

Google Analytics

_utmb This cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exist.This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 1st party 30 minutes from set/update

Google Analytics

_utmc This cookie is not used in .ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically this cookie operated in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/ visit. 1st party End of browser session

Google Analytics

_utmz

This is a campaign cookie which is used to store the traffic source or campaign that explains how our users reach our site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics..

1st party

6 months from set/update

 

- Adobe Analytics/Adobe Target/Adobe Audience Manager

 

We use Adobe Analytics, Adobe Target and Adobe Audience Manager to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do things better.

 

Adobe Analytics, Adobe Target and Adobe Audience Manager store information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on.

 

The following cookies are set by Adobe Analytics, Adobe Target and Adobe Audience Manager:

 

 

Source

Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration

Adobe Analytics

AMCV_###@AdobeOrg This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor. 1st party 2 years

Adobe Analytics

s_cc

This cookie is used to determine if cookies are enabled.

1st party

Session

Adobe Analytics

s_sess This cookie is used to collect the previous link, percentage of pages viewed, a cookies enabled flag and some more on plugins installed in the browser. 1st party Session

Adobe Analytics

s_pers This cookie is used to collect information about the usage of our site. 1st party 2 years

Adobe Analytics

s_vi

This cookie is used to identifies repeat visits by you to our website.

1st party

2 years

Adobe Analytics

s_vi

This cookie is used to identifies repeat visits by you to our website.

1st party

2 years

Adobe Analytics

s_fid

This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor if the standard s_vi cookie is unavailable..

1st party

2 years

Adobe Target

mbox

This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.

1st party

2 weeks

Adobe Audience Manager

demdex

This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.

3rd party

180 days

Adobe Audience Manager

DST

This cookie is used to contain sets of destination IDs of data provider.

3rd party

180 days

Adobe Audience Manager

dextp

This cookie is used to record the last time it made a data synchronization call.

3rd party

180 days

Adobe Audience Manager

aam_uuid

This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor.

1st party

1 month

 

Turn off anonymous Adobe Analytics cookies:
https://sgw-analytics.panasonic.com/optout.html

 

Turn off anonymous Adobe Target cookies:
http://panasoniccorporation.tt.omtrdc.net/optout

 

Turn off anonymous Adobe Audience Manager cookies:
http://www.demdex.net/demoptout.jpg

 

Facebook

 

On our pages we integrate plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA).

 

You recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like it”) on out pages. When visiting our pages, the plugin will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will receive information that you visited our pages with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like-Button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you are able to link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. Facebook will be able to assign the visit on our pages to your user account. We want to point out, that we, as provider of this webpage, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or about the usage of such data by Facebook. You can find further Information about this in the privacy policy of Facebook. If you don’t want Facebook to assign your visit on our web pages to your Facebook user account, please log off from your Facebook user account.

 

The following cookies are set by Facebook:

 

 

Source

Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration

Facebook

datr When a web browser accesses facebook.com (except social plugin iframes), the cookie helps Facebook identify suspicious login activity and keeps users safe. 3rd Party 2 years

Facebook

lu This cookie helps protects people using public computers. 3rd Party 2 years

Facebook

p When a web browser accesses facebook.com (except social plugin iframes), the cookie helps Facebook identify suspicious login activity and keeps users safe. 3rd Party Upon closing the browser

Facebook

c_user This stores a Facebook user ID. 3rd Party 1 month

Facebook

xs This is a Facebook authentication cookie. 3rd Party 1 month

Facebook

act This cookie helps Facebook monitor site performance. 3rd Party Upon closing the browser

 

AddThis

 

We use a cookie associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

 

 

Source

Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration

AddThis

__atuvc This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count. 3rd Party 2 years

 

The following cookies are set by LUMIX G Experience:

 

 

Source

Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration

LUMIX G Experience

lge_cookie_accepted Flag to say if the user has allowed us to set cookies. 1st Party 31 days

LUMIX G Experience

SSO_Key Login is completed via Single Sign On, facilitating the ability to log into multiple Panasonic sites without requiring further authentication. This cookie is the local version of the globally set SSO cookie and will facilitate local website authentication on your behalf. 1st Party 24 hours

LUMIX G Experience

Lge_ratings Tracks a users ratings for individual LUMIX Academy tutorial posts 1st Party 1 month

 

2. Improving our email marketing

 

We use cookies to track, measure and improve our email marketing to customers. If you have opted in to receive emails from us, our cookies will:

• Help identify you the next time you visit our site so that, for example, you wont have to re-fill in forms with your details

• Help identify you if you respond to an email from us

• Understand your interest in our website so we can provide you tailored content via email

 

Source

Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration

Eloqua

ELOQUA Cookie Track, measure and improve our email marketing to customers. 3rd Party Cookie doesn’t expire

 

3. Surveys

 

From time to time we may run on-site surveys for various purposes, including to:

 

• Develop an understanding of who is coming to the site and for what purposes;

 

• Understand levels of satisfaction in relation to purpose of visit and visitor groups; and

 

• Capture visitor likes, dislikes, wants and needs.

 

 

Example Names

Type Purpose

cf,
R_XXXXXX, P_XXXXXX

Persistent, Third Party Cookie To prevent users from taking the same survey multiple times.
If a visitor does not wish to be tracked by this cookie, they can opt out via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/policy/privacy-policy/

pt,
cfu, cookies starting with “SS”


Persistent, Third Party Cookie
To test new or different content and features with subsets of users and keep track of what content to display to these users.
If a visitor does not wish to be tracked by this cookie they can opt out via the the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/policy/privacy-policy/

_msuuid,
trgp,
trgs, btpdb

Persistent, Third Party Cookie To market Survey Monkey to you on third party websites. For example, if you visit our website, you may then see an advertisement for Survey Monkey on certain third party websites you visit in the future.
If a visitor does not wish to be tracked by this cookie they can opt out via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/policy/privacy-policy/

 

4. OLAPIC – User Generated Content Widget

OLAPIC uses cookies to analyze the interactions of end users with their services - including sales - on the websites of those customers who have chosen to implement them. Users can control the use of cookies through the browser they use. If users disable cookies, they can still continue to use OLAPIC services, but the possibility of using some functions or areas of these services may be limited.

 

Widget 1: analyticsId

 

Type: Permanent

 

Purpose: We use cookies to analyze end user interactions with our Services and purchases on the sites of those Customers who have chosen to implement themUsers can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use the Services, but your ability to use some features or areas of our Services may be limited.

 

Lifetime: The cookie expires within 30 days from the last browser refresh.

 

how to disable it: Disable through the browser settings

 

Widget 2: __olapicU

 

Type:  Third-party

 

Purpose: We use cookies to analyze end user interactions with our Services and purchases on the sites of those Customers who have chosen to implement themUsers can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use the Services, but your ability to use some features or areas of our Services may be limited.

 

Lifetime: The cookie expires within 30 days from the last browser refresh.

 

how to disable it: Disable through the browser settings

 

5. How to manage cookies

 

If you continue with your visit to this site, you consent to the use of our cookies. Alternatively, you have options to manage the cookies that you want to accept from this site which we have detailed below.

 

Browser settings:

 

Most browsers can be altered to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this site (and other sites) will not work properly and may restrict your user experience.

 

These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

 

• Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie Settings in Microsoft Edge
• Cookie settings in Firefox
• Cookie settings in Chrome

 

Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies:

 

You can install a Google Analytics browser “plug in” to prevent the website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found below.

 

• Google Analytics & Privacy

 

Other useful links

 

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their wider use, you may find the following links of interest:

 

• All About Cookies

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