Cookies on North's website

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.

What are cookies?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox) on your computer or mobile device. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a 'memory' for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.

How does North's website use cookies?

A visit to a page on North's website may generate the following types of cookie:

Anonymous analytics cookies

Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an 'anonymous analytics cookie'. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.

Unless you are signed-in to North, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.

Registration cookies

When you register with North, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service. If you have not selected 'keep me signed in', your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer.

Other third-party cookies

On some pages of our website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (for example, Twitter) on North, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed-in without using cookies, so you would not be able to access some content.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following link useful:

All About Cookies

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these link useful:

The Information Commissioner's Office

If you would like to contact us about cookies please email us at info@northbt.com.