We take your privacy seriously and only use cookies to ensure you get the best possible experience from our websites.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to a device when you visit one of our websites or click one of our adverts on the internet.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies are useful for many reasons. For example, they help us build the content and layout of our websites by recognising how visitors use them.

They can recognise devices that have been used to visit previously and can remember your preference settings. For example, they enable personalised experiences such remembering log-in details.

Some cookies are essential and enable you to move around our websites and use their features. Other cookies are used to show visits from our registered business partners and customers and help us better provide the information they are looking for.

We firmly believe the information cookies provide help us improve your experience when visiting our websites. We also think you should know what cookies we use and how we use them:

How to manage cookies

It’s important you know how we use cookies and that you have control to manage them to your own personal preference.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies on your browser. Click the link to the browser you use to find out more:

For further information on cookies and how to manage them, follow the links below:

Cookies list and usage

Here’s a list of the cookies we use and what we use them for.

You can opt out of non-essential cookies at any time but please remember this may affect your preferences and personal settings.

Cookie Name Cookie Description Expiration Time
frontend is created whatever the visited page. 60 minutes
frontend_cid is created when a HTTPS page is visited. 60 minutes
1P_JAR Google cookie. These cookies are used to collect website statistics and track conversion rates. 1 Week
APiSID Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level. 10 years
CONSENT It stores the preferences and information of users each time they visit web pages containing a Google service. 10 years
HSID Various unique identifiers, as well as login information that may relate to a Google account. 10 years
NID  unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language 6 months
OTZ It stores the preferences and information of users each time they visit web pages containing a Google service. 10 years
SAPISID information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. 10 years
SIDCC information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. 10 years
SID information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. 10 years
NID unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language 6 months
_gat Google analytics used to throttle request rate. 1 minute
_ga Google analytics used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid Google analytics used to distinguish users. 24 hours
LOGIN_INFO Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes 10 years
PREF Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes 10 years
YSC Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes 10 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes 10 years