This is the best place to find out about the different types of cookies, what they do, how we use them at Skipton Building Society and how to delete them.

Cookies and ‘similar technologies’

A cookie is a small file that’s downloaded on to your computer, tablet or smartphone (device) when you visit a website.

The cookies we set are called ‘first party’ cookies, but we also use ‘third party’ cookies, which are set by a domain other than the one you are visiting. Cookies do lots of different things, like helping us to remember your preferences, showing us how our website is being used so we can make it better, and helping make sure our adverts are more relevant to you.

Our cookie policy also applies to similar technologies, which include things like scripts, tracking pixels and plugins that perform similar functions to cookies. So when we refer to ‘cookies’ in this policy, we’re referring to those ‘similar technologies’ too.

Deleting cookies

You can delete cookies, but how you do it is different from device to device. Check your browser settings to see how to delete them from yours. If you change your cookie preferences and decline some, this won’t delete those cookies from your device, but will mean they are inactive.

Cookie settings

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Essential cookies

These cookies make sure our website works properly. We can’t turn them off, but you can block them in your browser settings, which will cause parts of our website not to work.

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These are essential because without them, some of the secure services you've chosen to use on our site will not work.

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PHPSESSID 1st When you close your browser
PHPSESSID 3rd When you close your browser

These cookies are used to record and manage your cookie preferences.

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OptanonConsent 1st 1 year
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Eupubconsent 3rd 1 year

Cookies that measure

These cookies tell us how customers use our website, so we learn what’s working and improve its performance. For example, they might show us if visitors are giving up at a certain step when completing a form, which helps us understand where we can make things better.

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These help us measure the number of visitors to our site and how they use it. We use this information to let us try out new ideas to help us improve the experience for you.

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__utmc 1st When you close your browser
__utmt 1st When you close your browser
__utma 1st 2 years
__utmb 1st When you close your browser
_utmv######### 1st When you close your browser
_gat 3rd When you close your browser
_ga 3rd 2 years
gid 3rd 1 day

Advertising cookies

Adverts are great when they’re about things you like, and these cookies help us personalise our ads to you. They can be set through our advertising partners, which means when you see our ads on other websites, they should be more relevant. If you reject these cookies, you might still see our ads but they won’t be tailored to you.

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When you see ads appear on other websites and wonder how and why they're relevant to you, it's all down to these cookies. Information collected by these cookies, for example the pages you have viewed, is combined with other data, collected and held, by our advertising partners to serve ads that are relevant to you. They help us avoid ads you've already seen and only show ones you might like.

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