Details about cookies

This site puts small files (known as 'cookies') onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember some of the notifications you've seen so that we don't show them to you again
  • enable functionality of some parts, e.g. remember items in shopping baskets, search criteria etc.

Cookies used

Cookies that are necessary

Strictly necessary cookies
NamePurposeExpires
__Host-CookieSettingsStores your chosen cookie options. It also stops you seeing our cookie message every time you visit a page.1 year
ASP.NET_SessionIdUsed to maintain session information for the Microsoft .NET frameworkWhen you close your browser
clientvarsUsed to maintain session information for the platforms other than Microsoft .NET frameworkWhen you close your browser
modeSets colour scheme mode - This cookie is no longer used, but exists in our web content management system. It only contains a value of zero3 months
TextOnlyXUsed by Microsoft Internet Explorer only to enable text onlyUnknown

Cookies that are used for functional website use

We currectly have no functional cookies.


Cookies that are used for website measurement

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use Traded Services. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site.

These store information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on Traded Services and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

We don't collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are.

Website measurement cookies
NamePurposeExpires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit, by tracking if you've visited before2 years
_gidThis helps us count how many people visit, by tracking if you've visited before24 hours
_gat / _gat_gtag_UA_Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made10 minutes

Cookies that are used for website settings

We currectly have no settings cookies.


Changing your settings

If you have selected not to accept all cookies, you may find that some parts of the web site may not work. You may need to change your settings.

Manage your cookie settings on Traded Services