Cookie policy

Last updated: 03 December 2018

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files that are automatically dropped on your computer as you browse the web. They are harmless bits of text typically used to remember your preferences and provide analytics that are locally stored and can easily be viewed and deleted.

Why does the English UK website use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Our cookies are used for the following purposes:


Required to remember you within the same browsing session and to ensure that the interface is adapted to your device.


Used to count the number of website users and aggregate anonymous information about where you go and what you do.

None of our cookies store any personal information such as your name or address. Please note that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

What cookies do we use?

Cookie name



Google Analytics [_ga]

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

Two years

Google Analytics [_gat]

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate


Google Analytics [_gid]

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website


Google Analytics [collect]

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session


Used to recognise returning visitors (i.e. when 'remember my password' is ticked)


How can I control or delete cookies?

Most browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block them or to alert you when they are being sent to your device.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you might not be able to use all website features we offer and we may not be able to store your preferences (including whether you have accepted cookies or not).

If you use different devices to view and access (e.g. computer, smartphone, tablet etc.) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Please see below for more information about cookies on most used browsers:

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer  Mozilla Firefox Safari (Desktop)

Safari (Mobile)

Android Browser Opera Opera Mobile

Contact us

Any changes we may make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on this page.

If you have any questions about our cookie policy, contact us by email or writing at:

Data Protection Officer, English UK, 47 Brunswick Court, Tanner Street, London, SE1 3LH.
+ 44 20 7608 7960

Other useful terms and resources

  • Session cookie: expires automatically when you close your browser
  • Persistent cookies: will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves; some may expire after minutes, others after multiple years
  • First party cookies: cookies placed by the website itself
  • Third party cookies: cookies placed by other companies, for example Google analytics.
  • Incognito/ private mode: an option in some browsers (Chrome and Firefox) that limits the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deletes persistent cookies
  • Privacy tools: there are many third party applications that you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies, such as Disconnect or Ghostery

Please visit or for more detailed information about cookies and browser settings related to them.