Cookie policy

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Cookie policy

The purpose of this notice is to explain how the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation (NEST) collects and uses your personal information using cookies and how we comply with data protection law. In legal terms, NEST is a ‘data controller’ for this information. We use cookies to improve your experience on our websites. They help us to distinguish you from other users and to customise our web pages by remembering your preferences, like font size.

What’s a cookie?

A cookie is a small file sent from a website which is then stored by your web browser. When you return to the website the information in the cookie can be used to recognise your last session. Cookies can’t install malicious software such as viruses on your device, whether that’s a computer or a mobile phone. They don’t store any of your account information.

Where do cookies come from?

There are two sources of cookies:

First-party cookies are sent by us to your device. They can be used to remember your preferences when you visit our website or to maintain your browser connection.

Third-party cookies are sent by a third party that provides functionality through our website, such as video clips. This helps the third party to remember your preferences when you visit our website and others.

How long do cookies stay on your device?

Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time:

Session cookies generally only last while you have your internet browser open. Once you close your browser they’re automatically deleted from your device.

Persistent cookies generally stay on your device after you close your internet browser unless your browser is set up to automatically delete them. They can be used by websites to remember your preferences when you open up your browser again.

What cookies do we use?

We currently use the following cookies for this website:

Analytics and performance cookies

What they’re for: To help us to understand how our website is being used and the number of users of our website. We use this information and reports from our web analytics provider to improve our services, our website and make it easier for you to navigate.

Where they come from: third parties

How long they last: Most will expire when you close your browser as long as it’s set up to delete them automatically. Otherwise, some cookies will last for up to two years from your last visit to our website, as shown below. You are not obliged to accept cookies. You have the right to withdraw your consent to our use of these cookies at any time.

PurposeCookie providerCookie names(s)Duration
To monitor number of visitors and how they interact with our websiteGoogle Analytics_gaPersistent - 2 years
To manage the volume of page view requests madeGoogle Analytics_gatPersistent – 10 minutes
To monitor unique visitorsGoogle Analytics_gidPersistent - 24 hours
To allow our 3rd party ad serving platform to distinguish between browsers and devices (for the purposes of
ad delivery).
Addition Plusuuid2Persistent - 90 days
To allow our 3rd party ad serving platform to test whether a browser is configured to accept cookie from Addition Plus
(for the purposes of ad delivery).
Addition PlussessSession
To allow our 3rd party ad serving platform to select ads and limit the number of times a user sees a particular ad.Addition PlusicuPersistent - 90 days
Contains data denoting whether a cookie is synced with our ad partners Addition Plus.Addition PlusanjPersistent - 90 days

Functionality and customisation cookies

What they’re for: Customisation cookies help us to recognise you and customise the website for your needs, for example, by remembering your preferred font size. Functionality cookies improve the functionality of our website but aren’t essential to its use. An example is:
YouTube – we use YouTube to show video content and YouTube may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. Without these cookies, the videos may be unavailable. The information collected by YouTube may be shared with third parties and used to send you adverts when you browse the internet but you won’t be identified personally. You can find out more about YouTube cookies on the Google privacy page.

Where they come from: third parties

How long they last: Most cookies are deleted once your session ends, but others may last up to 10 years from your last visit to our website unless your browser is set up to automatically delete them. You have the right to withdraw your consent to our use of these cookies at any time. To do so, you can turn analytics and performance cookies on or off using the toggle button above.

You are not obliged to accept cookies, just remember that if you choose to refuse cookies some website functionality may not work for you.

The functionality and customisation cookies we use are:

PurposeCookie providerCookie names(s)Duration
Set by YouTube when you load a video embedded on one of our pagesYouTubePREFPersistent - 10 years
Set by YouTube when you load a video embedded on one of our pagesYouTubeVISITOR_INFO1_LIVEPersistent – 240 days
Set by YouTube when you load a video embedded on one of our pagesYouTubeuse_hitboxSession

You can find out more about YouTube cookies on the Google privacy page.

Transfers outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

When our analytics provider (Google Analytics) collects information, this is stored by Google Analytics in U.S. For this activity, NEST has relied on the U.S. Privacy Shield. (More information can be found in Google Analytics Privacy Policy).

What can you do if you don’t want cookies on your computer?

If you have already accepted cookies for this website, you can block both analytics and performance, and functionality and customisation cookies for our website by clicking Revoke cookies.

You can block cookies for other websites by following third-party opt-out instructions. One way of doing this is to change your internet browser settings by following the instructions provided by your browser provider. These are normally located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ menus. You can also use a third party tool to manage cookies.

If you know the third party cookie that’s being used, you can follow their instructions to opt-out. For example, you can opt-out from Google Analytics cookies by visiting Google’s website. However, this may not delete the cookie from your browser altogether. It may just stop the cookie from being sent to your computer in the future.

Some web browsers let you delete cookies completely. If your browser allows it, you’ll be able to change your settings to delete cookies when the browser is closed.

Just remember that if you choose to refuse cookies some website functionality may not work for you.

More information

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. For more information on cookies, or to exercise this right, go to the Information Commissioner’s Office website.