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What are cookies?

A cookie is a small, harmless, text file that normally contains a website name and unique user information (it will not identify you, but the computer you are using). The next time you visit that site your computer will check to see if you already have a cookie from that site. If there is an existing cookie, your computer will send the information in the cookie to the website. This will allow the site to work out how long you visit the site for and how often, and the pages you looked at, for example. By using cookies we can improve the way our site works and the relevance of the content for you.

Our website works best if you accept our cookies.

You can set your browser software to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. If you refuse all cookies, some parts of our website may not work.

How we use cookies

Here is a list of the cookies we use and what they do:

Author

Cookie name

Purpose

Energy Saving Trust

atgPlatoStop

fs_nocache_guid

These are used by the Click to Chat service.

region

This defaults to the UK and changes when you change to a specific nation (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).

has_js

This helps us to determine whether a user's browser is currently running Javascript, so that we can provide non-Javascript functionality where needed.

cookie-agreed

This stores whether the user has accepted the cookie information pop-up. If the user hasn’t the site will continue to present the cookie information popup.

Green Communities

ASP.NET_SessionId

This is a session ID which is unique to you for the duration of your visit to the web site

AddThis

AddThis allows you to easily share information that appears on our website in a variety of ways eg Facebook, twitter and email. These cookies allow this function to operate.

Get more information about AddThis and their use of cookies at their website.

di/dt

These are date tracking cookies which allow the expiration of other cookies.

loc

This cookie will let us know roughly where in the world you are when sharing information on our website.

psc

This cookie will log the number of users sharing.

uid/uit

User id and the time logged in.

uvc/_atuvc

This cookie will count how many times you visit the AddThis function.

bt

Allows us to record what you are interested in so we can show you things that interest you.

ssh/sshs

This will record the service share history.

ssc

This will record the name of the last used social media.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics allows us to evaluate our website’s usage. We can find out how often people visit each page of our site and how long they stay.

Get more information about Google Analytics and their use of cookies at their website.

_utma

This cookie counts the number of times you have visited our site.

_utmb/_utmc

These cookies work together to calculate how long you visit our site for. The cookies expire when you leave our website.

utmz

This cookie works out how you got to our website and where you are in the world. It will expire in six months.

YouTube

We use You Tube to publish video content on our website.

Get more information about YouTube’s privacy policy at their website.

HSID/SID

These are session IDs which is unique to you when you visit YouTube website.

LOGIN_INFO

PREF

VISITOR_INFO1-LIVE

These are used by YouTube to store user preferences when viewing pages containing video content.

Telerik

RadEditorGlobalSerializeCookie

This cookie is used by the web page editor to store the size, position and visibility of its toolbars and modules on the website – this only appears on the Green Communities site.

Nielsen

UK201101

This cookie relates to our user survey (it is the identification of the survey). The cookie will help the site remember that the computer has already been asked to complete the user survey so that it will not pop up again.

 

More about cookies

For more information about cookies, including details of how to delete and control them, go to AboutCookies.org or AllAboutCookies.org

Access to your information

You have the right to access a copy of the personal information the Energy Saving Trust holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please write to:

Data Protection Officer, Energy Saving Trust, 30 North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5GP

We will ask for proof of your identity before we supply a copy of any personal information and may charge a £10 administration fee to process the request.

Changes to our cookie information

We regularly review our cookie information to keep it up to date. Any changes that we make will be posted on our website.

This cookie information was last updated in May 2016.