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Cookie policy

We (B&CE Holdings Ltd) use cookies on our websites to help give you the best experience we can.

If you’d like to remove or refuse cookies, you can learn how to below – see ‘What to do about unwanted cookies or adverts’. However, this may mean our website won’t work in the way you’d expect.

Warning: if you use your web browser settings to refuse all cookies, you won’t be able to log in to your Online Account with us.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device (such as a computer or mobile phone) when you browse websites. Almost all websites use them. They help us to distinguish you from other visitors. They also help us to customise our web pages by remembering your preferences, such as font size.

When you return to our websites, we use the information in the cookie to recognise your last session. This improves the quality of your experience on our websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to make our websites work as you’d expect. They also help us to:

  • continually improve our websites
  • improve speed and security of our websites
  • remember your search settings during and between visits
  • let you share pages with social networks like Facebook and add comments to our site
  • make our marketing more efficient so you should only see advertising or promotions that are relevant to you, eg via Google or Facebook.

We don’t use cookies to:

  • collect any personally identifiable or sensitive information
  • send personally identifiable data to third parties.

What type of cookies do we use?

The People’s Pension

Cookie type

Name

Where we use it

Why we use it and how long it lasts

First-party cookie

_dc_gtm_xxxxxx

Google Tag Manager

To identify visitors by age, gender or interests in Google Tag Manager. Expires after each visit.

First-party cookie

_ga

Google Analytics

To identify unique users. Expires after 2 years.

First-party cookie

_gat

Google Analytics

To limit requests to Google Analytics. Expires after 1 minute.

First-party cookie

_gid

Google Analytics

To distinguish different users by a non-personal random number, instead of using personal information. Expires after 24 hours.

First-party cookie

Cusid

ClickDimensions

To uniquely identify visitors by a non-personal random number, instead of using personal information. Expires after 30 minutes.

First-party cookie

Cuvon

Google Tag Manager

To identify the most recent page view. Expires after 30 minutes.

First-party cookie

_fbp

The People’s Pension website

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Expires after 3 months.

First-party cookie

_gcl_au

The People’s Pension website

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. Expires after 3 months.

First-party cookie

lh_slider_103538

The People’s Pension website

This cookie is used for tracking the session. It tracks user data, such as logged in credentials. Expires after 12 months.

First-party cookie

mf_user

The People’s Pension website

This mouseflow cookie establishes whether the user is a returning or first time visitor. This is done simply by a yes/no toggle – no further information about the user is stored. Expires after 90 days.

First-party cookie

PHPSESSID

The People’s Pension website

To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. Expires after each visit.

First-party cookie

rated_3680

The People’s Pension website

This cookie is used to remember a user response when they rate an article on the website. Expires after 12 months.

First-party cookie

Recite.Persist

The People’s Pension website

This stores a flag to indicate whether toolbar should persist between pages or not. Expires after each visit.

Third-party cookie

IDE

doubleclick.net

To measure visitors’ actions after they click through from an advert. Expires after 1 year.

Third-party cookie

fr

Facebook

To track advertising opt-outs on Facebook. Expires after 3 months.

Third-party cookie

1P_JAR

Google Analytics

Google cookie. These cookies are used to collect website statistics and track conversion rates. Expires after 30 days.

Third-party cookie

Bcookie

LinkedIn

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. Expires after 2 years.

Third-party cookie

Bscookie

LinkedIn

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. Expires after 2 years.

Third-party cookie

CONSENT

Google Analytics

Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website. Expires after 18 years.

Third-party cookie

lidc

LinkedIn

LinkedIn cookie used for routing from share buttons and ad tags. Expires after 24 hours.

First-party cookie

mf_d80daa54-ad56-420b-a91c-01c0ff0cd730

The People’s Pension website

A mouseflow cookie for identifying the browser session. Session cookie expires when users closes browser or logs out.

Third-party cookie

NID

Google

Google uses cookies, like the PREF cookie, NID and SID, to contribute to the personalization of the ads in Google properties, like Google search. Expires after 6 months.

Third-party cookie

PREF

YouTube

This cookie allows YouTube to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos. Expires after each visit.

Third-party cookie

Recite_Session

ReciteMe

These are a form of session-ID that is used for API requests to validate users, there is no data transferred other than a true or false value. Expires after each visit.

Third-party cookie

test_cookie

DoubleClick

To measure the visitors’ actions after they click through from an advert. Expires after each visit. 

Third-party cookie

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube

This cookie allows YouTube to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos. Expires after 179 days.

Third-party cookie

YSC

YouTube

This cookie allows YouTube to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos. Expires after each visit.

B&CE

Cookie type

Name

Where we use it

Why we use it and how long it lasts

First-party cookie

browserupdateorg

B&CE website

Notifies users to update their browsers. Expires after each visit.

First-party cookie

_dc_gtm_xxxxxx

Google Tag Manager

To identify visitors by age, gender or interests in Google Tag Manager. Expires after each visit.

First-party cookie

_ga

Google Analytics

To identify unique users. Expires after 2 years.

First-party cookie

_gat

Google Analytics

To limit requests from the web page to Google Analytics. Expires after 1 minute.

First-party cookie

_gid

Google Analytics

To distinguish different visitors by a non-personal random number, instead of using personal information. Expires after 24 hours.

First-party cookie

_gcl_au

Google Adsense

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. Expires after 3 months.

First-party cookie

_vwo_uuid_v2

Visual Web Optimiser

To ensure visitors see the same version of the page when we’re testing different versions. Expires after 1 year.

First-party cookie

cb-enabled

B&CE website

To control the display of the cookie notice. Expires after 1 year.

First-party cookie

Cusid

ClickDimensions

To uniquely identify visitors by a non-personal random number, instead of using personal information. Expires after 30 minutes.

Third-party cookie

Bcookie

LinkedIn

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. Expires after 2 years.

Third-party cookie

Bscookie

LinkedIn

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. Expires after 2 years.

Third-party cookie

IDE

doubleclick.net

To measure the visitors’ actions after they click through from an advert. Expires after 1 year.

Third-party cookie

cusid

ClickDimensions

To uniquely identify visitors by a non-personal random number, instead of using personal information. Expires after 30 minutes.

Third-party cookie

Cuvid

ClickDimensions

To identify the first visit from a web browser. Expires after 2 years.

Third-party cookie

Cuvon

ClickDimensions

To identify the most recent page view. Expires after 30 minutes.

Third-party cookie

__cfduid

Browser-update.org

To optimise the use of the content delivery network and provide faster web page load speeds. Expires after 1 year.

Third-party cookie

Lang

Twitter

This cookie is used by Twitter for marketing purposes. Expires after each visit.

Third-party cookie

Lidc

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Share button and advertising tags. Expires after 24 hours.

Third-party cookie

PREF

YouTube

This cookie allows YouTube to collect usage information for YouTube hosted videos. Expires after each visit.

Third-party cookie

test_cookie

DoubleClick

To measure the visitors’ actions after they click through from an advert. Expires after each visit.

Third-party cookie

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube

This cookie is set by YouTube to keep track of user preferences for YouTube videos embedded in sites. It can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the YouTube interface. Expires after 6 months.

Third-party cookie

YSC

YouTube

This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos. Expires after each visit.

Employer Online Services

Cookie type

Name

Where we use it

Why we use it and how long it lasts

Authentication cookie

.ASPXFORMSAUTH

The People’s Pension – Employer Online Services

To enable visitors to log in to the site, and for us to check who they are. This cookie is essential for our site. Expires after 30 minutes.

Authentication cookie

ASP.NET_SessionId

The People’s Pension – Employer Online Services

To enable us store data from each visitor session. Expires after 30 minutes. The site may function incorrectly without it. Expires after 30 minutes.

First-party cookie

ASP.Net_SessionId

The People’s Pension – Employer Online Services

For security checks after login. Expires on window closing.

First-party cookie

_dc_gtm

Google Tag Manager

To identify visitors by age, gender or interests in Google Tag Manager. Expires after use.

First-party cookie

_fbp

Employer Online Services

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Expires after 3 months.

First-party cookie

_gcl_au

Employer Online Services

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. Expires after 3 months.

Third-Party cookie

1P_JAR

Employer Online Services

Google cookie. These cookies are used to collect website statistics and track conversion rates. Expires after 30 days.

Third-Party cookie

CONSENT

Employer Online Services

Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website. Expires after 18 years.

Third-Party cookie

fr

Employer Online Services

To track advertising opt-outs on Facebook. Expires after 3 months. 

First-party cookie

_ga

Google Analytics

To identify unique visitors. Expires after 2 years.

First-party cookie

_gat

Google Analytics

To limit requests to Google Analytics. Expires after 1 minute.

First-party cookie

_gid

Google Analytics

To distinguish different users by a non-personal random number, instead of using personal information. Expires after 24 hours.

Third-Party cookie

IDE

Employer Online Services

To measure the visitors’ actions after they click through from an advert. Expires after 1 year.

First-party cookie

MSAUTH

Employer Online Services

To enable visitors to log in to the site, and for us to check who they are. This cookie is essential for our site. Expires after 30 minutes.

Third-Party cookie

NID

Employer Online Services

Google uses cookies, like the PREF cookie, NID and SID, to contribute to the personalization of the ads in Google properties, like Google search. Expires after 3 months.

MyProducts (Member’s Online Account)

Cookie type Name Where we use it Why we use it and how long it lasts
Third-party cookie _dc_gtm_UA-34386883-2 Google Tag Manager An essential cookie associated with Google Tag Manager to enable us to track user behaviour on a page, this helps us to keep improving the website for users. Expires after 1 minute.
Third-party cookie _dc_gtm_UA-37150123-1 Google Tag Manager An essential cookie associated with Google Tag Manager to enable us to track user behaviour on a page, this helps us to keep improving the website for users. Expires after 1 minute.
First-party cookie _dc_gtm_UA-83014567-1 Google Tag Manager An essential cookie associated with Google Tag Manager to enable us to track user behaviour on a page, this helps us to keep improving the website for users. Expires after 1 minute.
Third-party cookie _fbp Facebook Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Expires after 3 months.
First-party cookie _ga Google Analytics Used by Google Analytics to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and to keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. Expires after 2 years.
Third-party cookie _gat_UA-34386883-2 Google Analytics Allows Google to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. Expires after 1 minute.
First-party cookie _gat_UA-83014567-1 Google Analytics Allows Google to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. Expires after 1 minute.
First-party cookie _gcl_au Google Analytics Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. Expires after 2 months.
First-party cookie _gid Google Analytics To distinguish different users by a non-personal random number, instead of using personal information. Expires after 24 hours.
First-party cookie _RequestVerificationToken MyProducts To stop unauthorised posting of content to a website. Expires after each visit.
Third-party cookie _utma Google Analytics To identify users and sessions. Expires after 2 years.
Third-party cookie _utmb Google Analytics To determine new sessions and visits. Expires after 30 minutes.
Third-party cookie _utmc Google Analytics To determine new visits and sessions. This cookie is deleted when the user closes the browser. Expires after 30 minutes.
Third-party cookie _utmt Google Analytics Allows Google to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. Expires after 10 minutes.
Third-party cookie _utmz Google Analytics To record information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link). Expires after 5 months.
Third-party cookie ANID Google Analytics To measure visitors’ actions after they click through an advert. Expires after 1 year.
Authentication cookie ASP.NET_SessionId MyProducts To enable us to store data from each visitor session. Expires after 30 minutes.
First-party cookie ASP.NET_SessionId MyProducts For security checks after login. Expires after each visit.
First-party cookie .ASPXAUTH MyProducts For security checks after login. Expires after each visit.
Third-party cookie 1P_JAR Google Analytics To collect website statistics and track conversion rates. Expires after 1 year.
Third-party cookie Bcookie LinkedIn Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services. Expires after 24 months.
Third-party cookie CONSENT Google Analytics Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website. No expiry.
Third-party cookie DV Google Adwords To measure the visitors’ actions after they click through from an advert and to store user preferences. Expires after 24 hours.
Third-party cookie fr Facebook To track advertising opt-outs on Facebook. Expires after 3 months.
Third-party cookie Lang Ads.linkedIn LinkedIn uses this cookie to set the default locale or language for our adverts. This cookie expires after 1 session.
Third-party cookie lidc LinkedIn LinkedIn cookie used for routing from share buttons and ad tags. Expires after 1 session.
Third-party cookie Lissc LinkedIn These cookies are used by LinkedIn to deliver adverts from us that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see our advertisements as well as to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. Expires after 12 months.
Third-party cookie MUID Bing This cookie is widely used by Microsoft as a unique user identifier to allow user tracking. Expires after 12 months.
Third-party cookie NID Google Google uses cookies, like the PREF cookie, NID and SID, to contribute to the personalization of the ads in Google properties, like Google search. Expires after 6 months.
Third-party cookie UserMatchedHistory Google This cookie is placed by LinkedIn to enable ad delivery or retargeting marketing activity. Expires after 3 months.
Third-party cookie UULE Google To geolocate search engine results pages. This helps us to better tailor our advertising to visitor’s location. Expires after 24 hours.

First-party cookies

We set first-party cookies on behalf of the website you are visiting.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies collect and use anonymous information about your visits and interactions with our websites. We use third-party cookies to serve and personalise advertisements for our products and services. They also ensure we implement opt-outs made via the third party.

Social website cookies

So you can easily ‘Like’ or share our content on social networks (such as Facebook and Twitter) we’ve included sharing buttons on our websites. These are set by ShareThis, AddThis and Twitter.

The privacy implications will vary from social network to social network. They depend on the privacy settings you’ve chosen on these networks.

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics – such as how many people have visited our website, how long they spend on the site and what pages they look at.

We use Google Analytics to provide these statistics, which help us to continuously improve our website. They also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached our websites (for example from a search engine) and whether they’ve visited before.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics by using Google’s opt-out tool.

What to do about unwanted cookies

Deleting cookies. Some web browsers allow you to delete cookies. If your browser allows this, you’ll be able to change your settings so that whenever you close your browser, it will delete any cookies that have been put on during that session of browsing.

Refusing cookies. Just remember that if you change your browser settings to refuse all cookies – in other words, websites won’t be able to put them on your device at all – you won’t be able to access your Online Account with us. If you’re worried about ‘spyware’, then rather than refusing all cookies, you may find you can use anti-spyware software to achieve the same goal by automatically deleting cookies it thinks are invasive.

Getting a warning about cookies. You can change your browser settings to warn you before cookies are used (and get the option of using them or not). You can do this by following the instructions in your browser. These are normally in the Help, Tools, or Edit menus.

How to stop unwanted adverts

Opting out of online adverts. To stop getting online interest-based advertisements from Facebook and other participating companies, visit the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance. You’ll need to opt out separately with each browser you use.

Where to go for more information about cookies

Visit allaboutcookies.org »
Or check out the Information Commissioner’s Office website »