History Con Cookie Notice

Last updated: 1 January 2020

1. Our use of Cookies

Welcome to history-con.com (“Site”). Our website may use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our Site. Here you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit our Site and the purposes for which we use those cookies. The Site is owned and operated by A&E Television Networks, LLC (‘we’, ‘our’‘us’ as applicable). For further detailed information about this Site, please click here to see our Terms of Use and our Privacy Notice.

By continuing to use this Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies in the manner described in this policy

2. What are cookies and what cookies are used by our site

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device when you visit a Site. Cookies are widely used by Site owners in order to make their Sites work, or to work more efficiently, to provide reporting information and to allow a website to recognize you as a user when you return to the website, either for the duration of your visit.

Cookies are an extremely common technology for remembering certain information about a visitor to a website. The vast majority of websites currently make use of cookies and they are commonly used for a wide range of tasks. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around our Sites, provide you with services available through our Sites and to use some of their features, such as access to secure areas. As these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Sites to you, if this category of cookie is disabled, certain functionality may become unavailable.
  • Performance and Functionality Cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Sites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
  • Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used to help us understand how our Sites are being used, how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Sites for you. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
  • Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
  • Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Sites through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

3. What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a Site. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Sites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Sites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Sites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

4. Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Sites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to personalize content and provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by their using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to our Sites and third party. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.

5. How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the website you visit. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser.

The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Click on any of the browser links for instructions.





In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt-out of targeted advertising. For more information or to opt-out of certain online behavioral advertising, please visit http://www.aenetworks.com/adchoices.

Facebook is an advertising partner and may collect and use data to display advertisements on all A+E Networks’ digital websites and apps. For more information and to control the ads you see, visit https://m.facebook.com/ads/audience_network.

If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Depending on your mobile device or other internet-connected device, you may also be able to reset the device’s advertising identifier at any time by accessing the privacy settings.


If you use a device based on another platform, you should check the provider’s instructions for opting

6. How often will you update this Cookie Notice?

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.

7. Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at DMC@aenetworks.com.