Cookies

1. Introduction

This Cookie Policy (“Cookie Policy”) explains what are “cookies” and what UK-EU Open Policy Limited – which is primarily known as Best for Britain (“Best      For Britain”, “we”, “us” or “our”) - use cookies and similar technologies (“Cookies”) for when you visit our Bestforbritain.org as well as any and all subdomains, and any and all Best For Britain controlled domains using the related names (the “Sites”).  Please see a list of our Sites below.  It also explains about third party Cookies (Cookies set by third parties where our Sites’ pages contain content from those third parties, e.g. the “AddThis” button) and how you can control these.  

Best For Britain operate the Sites under the following campaign names:

  • Best for Britain – BestforBritain.org

  • Hey-MP –Hey-MP.uk

  • GetVoting – GetVoting.org
     
  • StartVoting – StartVoting.org

This Cookie policy should also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and our Sites’ Terms of Use.  We may need to update this Cookie Policy from time to time and will notify you of any material changes by displaying a notification on our Sites.  

2. What are Cookies and what do they do?

A Cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier.   When you visit a website, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for Cookies.

Information gathered through Cookies may include the date and time of the visits made to a website, the pages viewed and the time spent at a website.

We use first and third party Cookies on our Sites and/or in our emails.  First party Cookies are Cookies placed by us to collect information about you. However, certain Cookies available on our Sites and/or in our emails are placed by third party website operators.  Please refer to the relevant third party website operator’s privacy notice for more information about how they may use such information. You can manage third-party Cookies set on our Sites using our Cookie preference management system and Cookies from third parties set outside our Sites by using their privacy control settings.

For further details on Cookies, please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on Cookies.

3. Consent to the use of Cookies

Essential or necessary Cookies – Please note that we do not need your consent to store and access essential or necessary Cookies on your device, although you can still block or delete them (see below).

 Non-essential Cookies – We may only store and access non-essential cookies on your device with your permission. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential Cookies. Further, if you give your consent and then change your mind you can block or delete them (see below).

4. Refusing, Blocking and Deleting Cookies 

You can change your Cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the “C” icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the home page of each of our Sites.  Once in the Cookie preference management system you can adjust the toggles for marketing and analytics cookies to “on” or “off”, then close the panel by swiping left or clicking on the “x” at the top right-hand corner of the panel – no further action is needed to confirm your preference.  Alternatively, if you wish to accept the recommended settings, which enable all Cookies, you can click “apply the recommended settings”. You may need to refresh your browser for changes to take effect. 

You can also block the use of Cookies by activating the relevant settings in your browser. Please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on Cookie management and blocking or deleting for a wide variety of browsers. 

Please be aware that in order to use some parts of our Sites you will need to allow essential or necessary and certain optional functionality Cookies.  If you subsequently block or delete those Cookies, some aspects of our Sites may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Sites.

5. How long do Cookies last?

All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:

Session Cookies – these are temporary Cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies – these usually have an expiration date and so stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them.

6. How we use cookies

Essential or necessary CookiesEssential Cookies are those Cookies which are essential for the operation of a website.  Essential Cookies include Cookies such as login Cookies and shopping cart Cookies. 

Optional Functionality CookiesThese Cookies recognise you when you return to a website, they remember your preferences and they provide enhanced, more personalised features. Cookies are used to personalise your interaction with social media, such as Facebook.  Such Cookies recognise users of those social media sites when you view social media content on our Sites.  They also allow you to quickly share content across social media, through the use of simple ‘sharing’ buttons.  

Analytics Cookies - We use analytics or performance Cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Sites and which parts of our Sites are most popular.  This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our Sites and better serve our users. We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a Cookie.

Marketing Cookies - Marketing Cookies (also known as advertising or targeting Cookies) deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on a website and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

You can find more information about some of the main Cookies we use on the Sites and the purposes for which they are used in the table below.  Information on Marketing Cookies is contained in the section ‘Managing third party Cookies’:

BestforBritain.org

Variety

Name

Intent

Description

Duration

First-party Cookie

_nbuild_login

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used to identify the user's control panel login.

2 weeks

First-party Cookie

_nbuild_nocache

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used for determining if content caching should be used.

1 year

First-party Cookie

_nbuild_session

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used as the session key that is used to identify the user's current session on the site.

session

First-party Cookie

_nbuild_token

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used as an authenticity token for use on forms to prevent CSRF attacks.

session

First-party Cookie

_public_login

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used to ensure the platform reflects the user's preference to 'remember me' to identify the user's public site login.

2 weeks

First-party Cookie

csrftoken

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used as an authenticity token for use on forms to prevent CSRF attacks.

11 months

First-party Cookie

ban

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used to mark someone that tries to login with a banned account.

1 month

First-party Cookie

CookieControl

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain to remember your preferences on cookies.

90 days

First-party Cookie

_gid

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.

1 day

First-party Cookie

_ga

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, camapign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

2 years

First-party Cookie

__utma

Analytics

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

First-party Cookie

__utmz

Analytics

This cookie is set by Google analytics and is used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reached our site.

6 months

First-party Cookie

__utmb

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 minutes

First-party Cookie

__utmc

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. The cookie is not used by ga.js. The cookie is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js which is an older version of Google analytics and used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits.

session

First-party Cookie

__utmt

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate.

10 minutes

First-party Cookie

__atuvc

Extra Functionality

This cookie is set by Addthis, a tool we use to make sharing easier, to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.

1 year

First-party Cookie

__atuvs

Extra Functionality

This cookie is set by Addthis, a tool we use to make sharing easier, to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.

30 minutes

First-party Cookie

_fbp

Marketing

This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.

2 months

First-party Cookie

_cfduid

Necessary

We use third-party DoGooder to help you get in touch with your MP.  They use CloudFlare, network service company which sets this cookie to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per client basis.  It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.

12 months

 

Hey-MP.UK

Variety

Name

Intent

Description

Duration

         

First-party Cookie

CookieControl

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain to remember your preferences on cookies.

90 days

First-party Cookie

_gid

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.

1 day

First-party Cookie

_ga

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

2 years

First-party Cookie

__utma

Analytics

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

First-party Cookie

__utmz

Analytics

This cookie is set by Google analytics and is used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reached our site.

6 months

First-party Cookie

__utmb

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 minutes

First-party Cookie

__utmc

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. The cookie is not used by ga.js. The cookie is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js which is an older version of Google analytics and used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits.

session

First-party Cookie

__utmt

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate.

10 minutes

First-party Cookie

_fbp

Marketing

This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.

2 months

First-party Cookie

_cfduid

Necessary

We use third-party DoGooder to help you get in touch with your MP.  They use CloudFlare, network service company which sets this cookie to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per client basis.  It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.

12 months



StartVoting.org

     

               

     

 





 

Variety

Name

Intent

Description

Duration

         

First-party Cookie

CookieControl

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain to remember your preferences on cookies.

90 days

First-party Cookie

_gid

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.

1 day

First-party Cookie

_ga

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

2 years

First-party Cookie

__utma

Analytics

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

First-party Cookie

__utmz

Analytics

This cookie is set by Google analytics and is used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reached our site.

6 months

First-party Cookie

__utmb

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 minutes

First-party Cookie

__utmc

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. The cookie is not used by ga.js. The cookie is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js which is an older version of Google analytics and used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits.

session

First-party Cookie

__utmt

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate.

10 minutes

First-party Cookie

_fbp

Marketing

This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.

2 months


     

GetVoting.org

     

               

     

 





 

Variety

Name

Intent

Description

Duration

         

First-party Cookie

CookieControl

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain to remember your preferences on cookies.

90 days

First-party Cookie

csrftoken

Necessary

This cookie is set by Best for Britain's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used as an authenticity token for use on forms to prevent CSRF attacks.

11 months

First-party Cookie

_gid

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.

1 day

First-party Cookie

_ga

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

2 years

First-party Cookie

_fbp

Marketing

This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.

2 months

 

7. Managing third party Cookies

Third party cookies are Marketing or Optional Functionality Cookies (e.g. If you visit a page on our Sites which contains embedded content such as the “AddThis” button, you may be sent cookies from AddThis.com).  Marketing Cookies are set by third parties such as Facebook and Google to enable delivery of targeted advertising to you. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so you would need to check those third party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them outside of the Sites.  For third party cookies set on the Sites you can change your Cookie preferences, including in relation to third party Cookies, at any time by clicking on the “C” icon.

BestforBritain.org

Variety

Name

Intent

Description

Duration

         

Third-party Cookie

Loc

Extra Functionality

This cookie is set by Addthis, a tool we use to make sharing easier. This is a geolocation cookie to understand where the users sharing the information are located.

1 year

Third-party Cookie

Uvc

Extra Functionality

The cookie is set by Addthis, a tool we use to make sharing easier, to determine the usage of Addthis.com service.

1 year

Third-party Cookie

Fr

Marketing

The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugins.

2 months

Third-party Cookie

__cfduid

Necessary

We use the third-party DoGooder service to help you get in touch with your MP. They use CloudFlare, a network service company, which sets this cookie to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.

11 months

Third-party Cookie

NID

Marketing

We use the third-party DoGooder service to help you get in touch with your MP. They choose to have this cookie set by Google and used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users.

6 months

Third-party Cookie

IDE

Marketing

We use the third-party DoGooder service to help you get in touch with your MP. They choose to have this cookie set by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.

1 year

Third-party Cookie

CONSENT

Marketing

We use the third-party DoGooder service to help you get in touch with your MP. They choose to have this cookie set by Google and used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users.

January 2038

Third-party Cookie

1P_JAR

Marketing

We use the third-party DoGooder service to help you get in touch with your MP. They choose to have this cookie set by Google and used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users.

1 month

Third-party Localstorage

yt-remote-device-id

Extra Functionality

This local storage is used by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.

N/A

Third-party Localstorage

yt-remote-connected-devices

Extra Functionality

This local storage is used by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.

N/A

Hey-MP.UK

Variety

Name

Intent

Description

Duration

Third-party Cookie

Fr

Marketing

The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugins.

2 months

StartVoting.org

Variety

Name

Intent

Description

Duration

Third-party Cookie

Fr

Marketing

The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugins.

2 months

GetVoting.org

Variety

Name

Intent

Description

Duration

Third-party Cookie

Fr

Marketing

The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugins.

2 months

     

8. Cookies used in emails 

Please note that any emails you receive from us may contain Cookies to help us to see if recipients have opened an email and understand how recipients have interacted with it. Once you click on an email that contains a Cookie, your contact information may subsequently be cross-referenced to the source email and/or the relevant Cookie.  If you have enabled images, Cookies may be set on your computer or mobile device. Cookies will also be set if you click on any link within the email.

If you do not wish to accept Cookies from any one of our emails, simply close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links.  You can also set your browser to restrict Cookies or to reject them entirely. These settings will apply to all Cookies whether included on websites or in emails.

In some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, Cookies in an email may be automatically accepted (for example, when you've added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). Please refer to your email browser or device instructions for more information on this.

9. Changes to this Cookies Policy

Changes to this Cookies Policy:

October 2019: Updated to include fuller information on Cookies placed on the Sites and instructions on how to manage first and third party cookies using the Cookie preference management system from CivicUK, deployed on the Sites in October 2019.         

November 2019: Updated to include information relating to Cookies on new service StartVoting.org and GetVoting.org 2.0.

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