Some info on the B cookie policy

A cookie is a small file which is stored on your computer. By seeing how you use the site, cookies try and make the information and services you get even better – as they’re more personal to you

Cookies

There are two different types of cookies:

Session cookies – these are temporary and disappear when you close your internet browser (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari).

Persistent cookies – these stay on your computer until you actively get rid of them (or they expire at a pre-set date).

The types of cookies used by B

Must-have cookies

These let you use any services you’ve specifically asked for. They let you move around the website and get the most of out of all the features. Without these cookies, you won’t be able to use certain things you’ve asked for – like filling in forms.

Performance cookies

These collect anonymous information on the pages you visit. For instance which pages people go to most often or, how often an error message comes up on a page. But, these cookies don’t collect information that identifies people. All the information is anonymous. And, it’s only used to improve how a website works.

Functional cookies

These allow a website to remember the choices you make. Things like your user name, language or the region you’re in. This means you get a better and more personal experience. These cookies are also used to remember any changes you’ve made to text sizes, fonts and other parts of pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting or advertising cookies

These are used to bring you adverts that are relevant to you. They help to work out how effective ad campaigns are. But, they also limit the number of times you see an advert. They’re usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you’ve visited a website and share this info with other organisations like advertisers. And, they’re usually linked to site functionality given by the other organisations. You can find out more on how this works at youradchoices.com

B may work with third parties to look into the way the website is used. But, your personal information won’t be shared unless it’s needed by a third party – or parties – for research. If this is the case, B and/or these third parties may put a unique ‘cookie’ on your browser.

B may also use web beacons or spotlight tags. These are transparent image files used to understand how users interact with the pages and content on the pages of our web site. We do not use web beacons to collect information about specific users.

B do not capture or record any personally identifiable information, personal information isn’t kept, apart from when it’s stored in certain cookies and used during the application process for products on the B website. Any information collected and shared is anonymous – and it won’t include your name, address, telephone number, or email address.

Tracking cookies on youandb.co.uk

These are used to recognise people who’ve come back to the B site. They can be used together with other information already held to try and record specific things. This includes the way you arrive at the site, pages you view, options you select, information you put in, and the way you journey through the B site.

Google Analytics

These collect information about how people use the B site. The information is used to put together reports and improve the site. The cookies collect information anonymously. This includes the number of people to visit the B site. Plus, where they’ve come to the site from and what other pages they’ve visited. You can read The Google Analytics Cookie Policy.

DoubleClick

Special types of GIF files are often used to help manage online advertising. These are from B’s ad management partner, DoubleClick. DoubleClick can recognise unique cookies on your browser, showing which adverts bring people to the B website. The cookie is placed by B, or by another advertiser who works with DoubleClick. You can read the DoubleClick cookie policy.

Adobe SiteCatalyst

These collect information about how people use the B website. The information is used to put together reports and help improve the site. The cookies collect information anonymously. This includes the number of people to visit the B site. Plus, where they’ve come to the site from and what other pages they’ve visited. Adobe privacy policy.

Adobe Test & Target

Test & Target is used to optimise and personalise certain pages on the B website. These cookies are used to control various experiences which may be shown to people in a randomised pattern to develop better user experience journeys for everyone. No information that can personally identify you is recorded. Adobe Privacy Policy.

More details

If you’d like to know a bit more about blocking the use of cookies, please check the instructions/help screen on your internet browser.

You can also find more detailed help about deleting or controlling cookies at www.AboutCookies.org

Please note that by using the B website you consent to our use of cookies.

You can manage your cookies within your browser settings. Just remember that turning these off may stop you getting the most out of your experience on the B website.