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A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose
  • You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

    Cookie type Purpose More information
    beonscreen Managing your account The session cookie we set allows us to identify your account when you login to the site. Without this cookie we can't distinguish between each member and therefore the website cannot function properly. It only lasts on your device for 2 hours at a time and is removed when you close your browser. The cookie is encrypted so the information stored can only be read by beonscreen.
    XSRF-TOKEN Protecting your data We use a security cookie to authenticate user data, prevent fraudulent use of data forms and protect user data from unauthorised parties. It only lasts on your device for 2 hours at a time and is removed when you close your browser.
    Google analytics Website visit analysis Google Analytics is Google's free web analytics tool that mainly helps us to understand how our members engage with our site. It sets a few cookies with names like ‘__utma’ and ‘__utmz’ to collect information anonymously and report website trends without identifying individual visitors. Learn more about Analytics cookies and privacy information.
    Adverts Keeping beonscreen free to our members The advertising platform we use stores cookies to be able to track if someone clicks through from beonscreen to an advertiser's website. This lets them track beonscreen's referals which in turn helps to keep the website free to use for our 250,000 members.

    Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

    Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after approximately 30 days.