Cookies

We put small text files known as 'cookies' on to your computer to collect information about how you use this site.

The information is used to make improvements and updates based on your needs.

Find out how you can manage cookies

How we use cookies

Website functionality

Name Purpose Expires
TestCookie Used to see if your browser accepts cookies. When you close your browser
Session cookie Assigns a session ID number to see if you're logged in or when you've filled in a form. When you close your browser

Measuring website use (Google Analytics)

Google Analytics helps us collect information including: 

  • the pages you visit 
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got here and
  • what you click on while you’re here.

We do this to help us make the website easier for you to use. We don't collect or store your personal information - for example, your name or address - so we can't identify who you are.

Google Analytics set the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This tells us if you've been here before so we can see how many people visit the website. 2 years
_gid This tells us if you've been here before so we can see how many people visit the website. 24 hours
_gat Measures the rate at which page view requests are made. When you close your browser

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Google advertising

There are a few cookies set by Google that are used to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites:

Name Expires
APISID 2 years
HSID 2 years
NID 6 months
IDE 6 months
consent When you close your browser
1p_jar 1 month
SAPISID 10 years
SIDCC 6 months
SSID 2 years

My Account

If you've signed up for an account with us, it will set a couple of cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
Pastease.passive.activated.9jzQHeWfZcut4q8 Registers whether an embedded form has been used. When you close your browser
Pastease.passive.chance.9jzQHeWfZcut4q8 Registers the chance to see an embedded form. When you close your browser

Our feedback survey

Name Purpose Expires
AWSELB Used to optimise response survey times - for example, how fast the questions load. When you close your browser
visitor_id followed by a sequence of random numbers Assigns a unique number that tells Mopinion if you've completed the survey before. When you close your browser

YouTube

Name Purpose Expires
PREF Collects how often hosted videos are used. 8 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Measures your bandwidth so it knows which video player interface you should get. 6 months