Cookies are small text files that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

  • First-party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Only that website can read them. In addition, a website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies
  • Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser

Every time you visit our website, you will be prompted to accept or refuse cookies.

The purpose is to enable the site to remember your preferences (such as username, language, etc.) for a certain period.

That way, you will not have to re-enter them when browsing around the site during the same visit.

Cookies can also be used to establish anonymized statistics about the browsing experience on our sites.

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We mostly use “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by Media City Qatar, not by any external organization.

However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organizations.

The 5 types of first-party cookies we use are to:

  • Store visitor preferences
  • Make our websites operational
  • Gather analytics data (about user behaviors)
  • Providing you with information matching your interests
  • Completing requests made by you

Visitor preferences

These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember:

  • If you have agreed to (or refused) this site’s cookie policy
  • If you have already replied to our survey pop-up (about how helpful the site content was) – so you will not be asked again.

Operational cookies: There are some cookies that we have to include in order for certain web pages to function. For this reason, they do not require your consent. In particular: authentication cookies and technical cookies required by certain IT systems.

Authentication cookies: These are stored when you log in to our website, using our authentication service. When you do this, you accept the associated privacy policy.

Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This may help us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our websites. They may enable us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, or remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our websites, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed.

Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and Twitter.

To view this third-party content, you first must accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.

But if you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.

These third-party services are outside of the control of Media City Qatar. Providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose, use of cookies, etc.

Removing cookies from your device

You can delete all cookies that are already on your device by clearing the browsing history of your browser. This will remove all cookies from all websites you have visited.

Be aware though that you may also lose some saved information (e.g. saved login details, site preferences).

Managing site-specific cookies

For more detailed control over site-specific cookies, check the privacy and cookie settings in your preferred browser.

Blocking cookies