Cookie Policy


1. What are “cookies”?

When you visit this website, it will store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of “cookies”. These “cookies” are very small text files that may be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.

The information is used mostly in order to make this site work as you would expect. The information does not usually identify you directly, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some cookies. However, please be advised that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of this site and the services that we are able to offer.

Can cookies harm my computer or mobile device?

2. Can cookies harm my computer or mobile device?

No. Cookies cannot harm your computer and cannot carry viruses. Cookies are intended to enhance your experience of a website, rather than obstruct it.

What cookies are on this website?

3. What cookies are on this website?

Sections 3.1 to 3.4 below describe the cookies which are installed upon this website. If you review these, and decide that you would prefer us not to use cookies, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to let you know when a website tries to put one in your browser software - for further information, see section 4 below.

3.1 Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are always active, and are necessary for this website to function. They cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences.

Host Cookie Name Duration
Cycle Republic PHPSESSID 1 hour
ARRAffinity Session only

3.2 Performance cookies

These cookies allows us to count visist and traffic so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors move around the site.

All information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated, and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Host Cookie name Duration
Cycle Republic _gat 1 minute
_ga 2 years
_gid 1 day
_hjIncludedInSample Session only
New Relic JSESSIONID Session only

3.3 Functional cookies  

These cookies enable our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They are set by either ourselves or third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Host  Cookie name Purpose Duration
Cycle Republic  mage-cache-storage-section-invalidation To best present website content Session only
section_data_ids Session only
private_content_version 10 years
aw_popup_viewed_popup_3 18 hours
aw_popup_viewed_page 1 day
mage-translation-storage Session only
mage-translation-file-version Session only
mage-messages Session only
mage-banners-cache-storage Session only
form_key 1 hour
mage-cache-sessid Session only
Smart Survey

_gid To support the delivery of online competitions 1 day
_gat_UA-31798632-30 1 minute
_ga 2 years
ASP.NET_SessionId Session only
S398718_449613 21 hours
V12 Finance visid_incap_1057942 To help calculate the costs of finance 1 year
incap_ses_416_1057942 Session only
Finance Calculator PHPSESSID Session only
Cycle Scheme SessionID To support delivery of the cycle-to-work scheme Session only
ClientID 2 years

3.4 Targeting cookies 

These cookies are set through our site by our partners. They are generally used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.

They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. You can control these cookies by following the guidance in section 4 below. However, if you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Host Cookie name Purpose Duration
Doubleclick (Google) id To support Google's bidding advertising exchange 2 years
Facebook datr To serve targeted advertising via Facebook 2 years
fr 3 months
lu 2 years
Google (.uk) SAPISID To serve targeted advertising via Google 2 years
HSID 2 years
SID 2 years
PREF 2 years
NID 2 months
SSID 2 years
APISID 2 years
Google (.com) SAPISID 2 years
HSID 2 years
NID 2 months
PREF 2 years
SID 2 years
SAPISID 2 years
HSID 2 year
YouTube SID To track viewing of videos and delviered targeted advertising 2 years
HSID 2 years
demographics 1 year
PREF 5 years
APISID 2 years
SSID 2 years
LOGIN_INFO 2 years
YSC Session only
SAPISID 2 years

More information about cookies

4. More information about cookies

To learn more about cookies, including how to manage them and how they affect your online activities, please visit or You can also learn how to control cookies on different browsers at, or if you want to know how to delete cookies, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can visit

The Internet Advertising Bureau website (Your Online Choices) which you can visit at allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.

New technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track ( allow you to tell websites not to track you.

It is noted however that blocking cookies may, on occasion, reduce the functionality of a website or prevent access, depending on the browser options which are selected.