Updated: 26 November 2018

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, often including a unique identifier, which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website – if your browser preferences allow it. Cookies are then accessed by the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

How are cookies used on the Energy Capital website?

We use cookies deliver our website and to monitor its performance. We encourage you to accept our cookies as they help us understand how visitors use our site and allow us to make improvements.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Please see the section below on ‘How to control and delete cookies’ for more information.

We do not use cookies to store information that identifies you as an individual. A full list of cookies we use (and what they are for) are provided below.

cdn.syndications.twimg.com

We use this cookie to allow us to support Twitter functionality. Twitter may use this cookie to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by this cookie.

Google.com

We use Google.com cookies to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what’s relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies to hold information about your visit to our site. This helps us better identify the use and popularity of our services and how successfully the website is functioning. If you do not wish us to do this, you can opt out of the Analytics service by installing an add-on for your browser. This can be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Alternatively, you can delete/restrict these cookies as for any other cookie – see the section below on ‘How to control and delete cookies’ for more information.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

platform.twitter.com

We use this cookie to allow us to incorporate Twitter functionality. Twitter may use this cookie to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by this cookie.

Youtube.com

We use to allow us to support YouTube functionality. YouTube may use these cookies to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by this cookie.

Types of cookies

Session Cookies

Session cookies are created temporarily when a user visits a website. Once the user leaves the site/closes the browser, the session cookie is deleted.

Persistent Cookies

A persistent cookie file remains on the user’s device and is re-activated when the user visits the website that created that particular cookie. These cookies expire after a certain period (set in the file), or can be removed manually.

Classification of Cookies

The cookies on this website have additionally been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK Cookie Guide.

Category Description
Strictly necessary cookies These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
Performance cookies These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Functionality cookies These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make [such as your username, language or the region you are in] and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching videos or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting/advertising cookies These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Cookies used on the Energy Capital website

 

Name Description Classification Expiration
IDE Doubleclick.net

Used to enable targeted advertising to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. IDE is used to serve Google advertising across the web.

Targeting/advertising cookies 1 year
DYNSRV Used to track which web server to send the visitor to. This is added by the server load balancer to improve the performance of the website Strictly necessary cookies When the browser is closed
1P_JAR Google.com

Set by Google. This group sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates. Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies 1 month
CONSENT Google.com

Set by Google. This group sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates. Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies 2 months
NID Google.com

Set by Google. This group sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates. Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies 6 months
lang Twitter.com (cnd.syndicatiotion.twimg.com)

Helps us to determine the language settings of the user’s browser, to better serve relevant information in the right language

Functionality cookies Targeting/advertising cookies When the browser is closed
CONSENT Youtube.com

YouTube uses cookies to help with the user experience when coming from YouTube to our website or going too YouTube from our website Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies 2 months
GPS Youtube.com

YouTube uses cookies to help with the user experience when coming from YouTube to our website or going too YouTube from our website Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies 30 minutes
PREF Youtube.com

YouTube uses cookies to help with the user experience when coming from YouTube to our website or going too YouTube from our website Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies 6 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube.com

YouTube uses cookies to help with the user experience when coming from YouTube to our website or going too YouTube from our website Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Performance cookies 6 months
YSC Youtube.com

YouTube uses cookies to help with the user experience when coming from YouTube to our website or going too YouTube from our website Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies When the browser is closed
remoted_sid Youtube.com

YouTube uses cookies to help with the user experience when coming from YouTube to our website or going too YouTube from our website Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies 2 months
nextId Youtube.com

YouTube uses cookies to help with the user experience when coming from YouTube to our website or going too YouTube from our website Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies 2 months
requests Youtube.com

YouTube uses cookies to help with the user experience when coming from YouTube to our website or going too YouTube from our website Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

Targeting/advertising cookies 2 months
Eucookielaw Remembers the state of visitor acceptance to the use of cookies.
 
Functionality cookies 3 months

How to control and delete cookies

How to control and delete cookies

You can manage cookie usage through your browser settings. The help function in your preferred browser should provide you with the correct information. Some browsers provide helpful cookie guides:

Alternatively, http://www.allaboutcookies.org provides advice on how to do this, and further information on cookies and how to manage them.

N.B. In the case of some mobile devices, it may be necessary to consult the device’s instruction manual to manage cookies effectively.

More information

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about Energy Capital ’s cookie policy, please contact Linda.Forbes@wmca.org.uk