A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser or device by websites, mobile apps and adverts that you access or use. This data is stored on your browser or device and helps websites and mobile apps remember things about you. For example, cookies may help us remember certain preferences you have selected, such as your language preference.
We use these cookies to remember your settings and preferences. For example, we may use these cookies to remember your language preferences.
We use these cookies to help identify and prevent security risks. For example, we may use these cookies to store your web-session information, to prevent others from changing your password without your username and password.
We use these cookies to collect information about how you interact with our services and to help us improve them. For example, we may use these cookies to determine if you have interacted with a certain page.
Analytics (Google Analytics)
We use these cookies to help us improve our services. For example, we can use these cookies to learn more about which features are most popular with our users and which ones might need some tweaks.
Advertising (Google Adsense)
We use these cookies to deliver advertising, to make adverts more relevant and meaningful to consumers, and to track the efficiency of our advertising campaigns, both on our services and on other websites or mobile apps.
More information about third party cookies can be found below.
Google (Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Google Plus)
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps
Pixels, local storage and other similar technologies
We may also use other similar technologies on our services, such as pixel tags and local storage. We use these technologies to do things like help us see what features are most popular, create a more personalised experience, and deliver relevant adverts. Pixel tags (also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are small blocks of code installed in or on a webpage, mobile app or advert. These tags can retrieve certain information about your browser and device, such as: operating system, browser type, device type and version, referring website, website visited, IP address and other similar information. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or mobile app to store and retrieve data on an individual’s computer, mobile phone or other device.
Web browser opt-out
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you don’t want to allow cookies you may have some options. Your browser may provide you with a set of tools to manage cookies. You can usually set your browser to refuse some or all cookies. For example, some browsers give you the option to allow first-party cookies but block third-party cookies. So what’s the difference between first-party and third-party cookies?
A “first-party” cookie is served by the page or domain that you are visiting. For example, when you visit Bank Holidays UK and we serve a cookie for purposes of remembering your settings that is a first-party cookie.
A “third-party” cookie is served by a company that doesn’t operate the page or domain you are visiting. For example, when you visit Bank Holidays UK and Google serves a cookie on Bank Holidays UK for Bank Holidays UK’s analytics, that is a third-party cookie.
You may also be able to remove cookies from your browser. Your ability to manage cookies through a mobile browser, however, may be limited. For more information about how to manage your cookie settings, please follow the instructions provided by your browser, which are usually in the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings.