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Strictly Necessary

Strictly necessary cookies make our website work. These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site.

NameExpiresPurpose
__Secure-HSID 1 month

These are essential site cookies, used by the google reCAPTCHA. These cookies use an unique identifier for tracking purposes

__Secure-SSID 1 month

These are essential site cookies, used by the google reCAPTCHA. These cookies use an unique identifier for tracking purposes

cookieconsent_status Session

Used to determine whether to display the Cookie Consent banner.

cookieconsent_status_version 6 months

Used to manage cookie preferences

cookieMiscellaneous 6 months

Used to manage cookie preferences

cookieAnalytical 6 months

Used to manage cookie preferences

cookieAdvertising 6 months

Used to manage cookie preferences

cookieFunctional 6 months

Used to manage cookie preferences

Functional

Functional cookies remember the choices you’ve made. An example would be what language setting you prefer on our website. Our online chat function falls into this category.

NameExpiresPurpose
__ba_allow_secure 1 year

Used by BrowseAloud Plus to record if secure speech requests are allowed.

__ba_plus 1 year

Used by BrowseAloud Plus to launch toolbar automatically if previously opened.

SEARCH_SAMESITE 3 months

Prevents the browser from sending this cookie along with cross-site requests.

SIDCC 1 year

Used as a security measure to protect users data from unauthorised access.

Advertising

Advertising cookies help show you relevant energy campaigns on social media and other online advertising channels. These cookies track your online activity to help us deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad.

NameExpiresPurpose
__gads 2 years

Associated with the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Used to measuring interactions with the ads on the domain and preventing ads from being shown to the user that they have already seen.

__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years

Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising .

__Secure-3PSID 2 years

Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising .

__Secure-3PSIDCC 2 years

Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant and personalised Google advertising .

__Secure-APISID 1 month

This DoubleClick cookie is generally set through the site by advertising partners, and used by them to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites.

1P_JAR 30 days

Carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

HSID 1 year

Set by DoubleClick to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites.

IDE 6 weeks

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

permutive-id 2 years

Used by DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of adverts and to provide targeted advertising.

permutive-session 2 years

Used by DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of adverts and to provide targeted advertising.

Analytical

Analytical cookies are used to track visitor behaviour on our website. They are essential in measuring the performance of the site and to make sure that the website works as it should for users. None of this information can be used to identify you; it is all aggregated and, therefore, completely anonymised.

NameExpiresPurpose
_ga 2 years

Google Analytics. Tells us how you use our websites. Used to ensure the website operates sufficiently for users.

_gat_UA-21798234-1 1 minute

Google Analytics. Helps stop Google Analytics web servers crashing when collecting information on how you use our websites. Used to ensure the website operates sufficiently for users.

_gat_UA-4669579-7 1 minute

Google Analytics. Helps stop Google Analytics web servers crashing when collecting information on how you use our websites. Used to ensure the website operates sufficiently for users.

_gid 24 hours

Google Analytics. Sets a unique (anonymous) ID for your session to help tell us how you use our websites. Used to ensure the website operates sufficiently for users.

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous cookies are set during your visit to the website by third-party services. This can be triggered when you play a video or a sound clip to ensure these services are working as intended, such as tracking outages or troubleshooting issues. If you don’t accept, we are not allowed to display such content. None of this information can be used to identify you.

NameExpiresPurpose
APISID 1 year

Used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website.

SAPISID 2 years

Used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website.

SID 1 year

Used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website.

SSID 1 year

Used to play YouTube videos embedded on the website.

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