What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser visits and allows the site to remember information about your visit, such as your preferred language and other options, which can facilitate your next visit and make the site will find most useful. The cookies have a very important role because without them the use of the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

Types of cookies:

First-party cookies

First-party cookies are set by the website, you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example the website might use a third-party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example, YouTube, and these sites may set their own cookies.

More significantly, a website might use a third-party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. It is important to note that advertising cookies are not set for visitors to the Money Advice Service website.

Session cookies

Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.

What types of cookies used this site?

We use our own and third-party cookies for technical, analytical and advertising purposes

TYPE NAME COMPANY PURPOSE EXPIRY
Analytics 1P_JAR Google Transfer data to Google 24 hours
Analytics NID Google Save user preferences 6 months
Analytics _ga Google Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and generate statistics 24 hours
Analytics _gid Google Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and generate statistics 24 hours
Analytics _gat Google Used by Google Analytics to limit the percentage of requests 1 minute
Advertising _Secure-3PAPISID Google Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting. 2 years
Advertising _Secure-3PSID Google Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting. 2 years
Advertising _Secure-3PSIDCC Google Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting. 2 years

 

Managing Cookies

You can remove or block cookies installed on your computer by setting your browser options. For more information about the options in different browsers:

Chrome:  https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&p=cpn_cookies

Explorer: https://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9

Firefoxhttps://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042

Opera: https://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/en/cookies.html