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Cookie Policy

Please make sure you read our Cookie Policy carefully below before you use The Big British Switch website.

Words and definitions used within the Cookie Policy will have the same meaning as per our Terms and Conditions. The Big British Switch website uses cookies to remember you when you return to our site, and to measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and our website.

Item Cookies Purpose More information
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Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages visited. Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics.
PHPSESSID PHPSESSID General purpose session cookie, could be used for anything. This cookie is essential for the website to work.
jQuery Loader n/a Uses Google’s dynamic Javascript loader, which could itself be changed to load code, that sets a cookie This cookie is essential for the website to load visual elements.

What are cookies?

A cookie, also known as a web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When you browse the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website. The site then ‘knows’ that you have been there before.

What are cookies used for?

Websites use cookies mainly to improve the browsing experience. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a website to allow a visitor to fill up a form or to remember your preferences or registration details for a future visits. Websites also use cookies to collect demographic information about their users.

Cookies on the Big British Switch website

You can use The Big British Switch website without enabling cookies, but as some of our cookies enable The Big British Switch website to work better you might find that you have problems logging in and using The Big British Switch website if you disable cookies. You also won’t be able to see some of our content. Our cookies don’t store sensitive or personally identifiable information such as your name, address or credit card details. We do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience on The Big British Switch website. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related content to show you when you’re researching on the site.

If you don’t want to use Cookies

If you would prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from The Big British Switch website, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

To find out more about Cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org