Cookies Policy

Cookies and how they benefit you

The Take Part platform and Application Website use cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience possible. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. Your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox) then sends these cookies back to the website or app each time you visit so that the website or app can remember personalised details or your user preferences. That way they help make your experience of the Take Part platform and Application Website better.  

Our cookies help us to:

  • make the Application Website work as intended by us;
  • save you having to login every time you visit the Application Website;
  • improve the speed/security of the Application Website;
  • continuously improve the Application Website for you; and
  • determine if you are logged in to the Application Website or not.

Cookies come in two forms: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies only last for the time you are browsing the website or application and then they vanish when you close your browser. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device after you close the browser and are activated each time you visit the website or app you got the cookie from. 

What Kinds of Cookies Do We Use

We and other third parties use the following types of cookies when you browse the Take Part platform and Application Website:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies - these cookies are essential to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep them secure.
  • Performance/Analytics Cookies - these cookies help us to understand how people use our websites or apps. Switching off these cookies will mean we can't gather information to improve your browsing experience. 
  • Advertising Cookies - these cookies help us to learn what you're interested in so we can show you relevant adverts on other websites. Switching off these cookies will mean we can't show you any personalised adverts
  • Functional Cookies - these cookies help us to personalise our website or app by remembering your preferences and settings. Switching off these cookies will mean that some areas of our website are unable to function properly

We do not use cookies to:

  • collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission);
  • pass personally identifiable data to third parties.


HOW TO CONTROL YOUR COOKIES

You can manage cookies for each of the main browsers by clicking on the relevant link below: 

  1. We use Google Analytics and you can use Google's Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on if you want to prevent Google Analytics from using your data. You will still be able to login and complete your application.

You can also find out more about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org or at https://ico.org.uk/your-data-m....

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE

Below is a full list of the cookies we use:

Name

Domain

Purpose

Expires/Max Age (days)

Category

__atrfs

s7.addthis.com

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. 

0

Advertising Cookie

fbsr_172525162793917

connect.facebook.net

This domain is owned by Facebook. The main business activity is: Social Media

2914412

Advertising Cookie

GPS

youtube.com

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites. 

0

Advertising Cookie

IDE

doubleclick.net

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

390

Advertising Cookie

NID

google.com

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites.

183

Advertising Cookie

test_cookie

doubleclick.net

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

0

Advertising Cookie

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

youtube.com

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

180

Advertising Cookie

xtc

addthis.com

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. 

396

Advertising Cookie

YSC

youtube.com

YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites.

0

Advertising Cookie

__utma

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

730

Performance/Analytics Cookie

__utmb

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

30 min

Performance/Analytics Cookie

__utmc

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.

session

Performance/Analytics Cookie

__utmt

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. 

10 minutes

Performance/Analytics Cookie

__utmz

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance.

182

Performance/Analytics Cookie

_ga

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics.This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. 

730

Performance/Analytics Cookie

_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. 

10 min

Performance/Analytics Cookie

_gid

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

1

Performance/Analytics Cookie

__cfduid

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. 

30

Strictly Necessary Cookie

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

cookie-cdn.cookiepro.com

This cookie is set by websites using cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down.

365

Strictly Necessary Cookie

OptanonConsent

cookie-cdn.cookiepro.com

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category.

365

Strictly Necessary Cookie

__atuvc

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. 

396

Functional Cookie

__atuvs

thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. 

30 min

Functional Cookie

loc

addthis.com

Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer

396

Functional Cookie

uvc

addthis.com

Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis

396

Functional Cookie

Last updated February 2021

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