- keep track of the bids made by utility suppliers to you
- keep track of any bids accepted by you
- recognise you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the site as you do not have to log on each time)
- obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet
- carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, services and to help us better understand our customer requirements and interests; and
- target our marketing and advertising campaigns and those of our partners more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
- make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
Details of our cookies
The cookies we use on our site fall into four categories:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies that are needed for our website, products or services to function properly. We use the following cookies:
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These cookies are used to collect anonymised information about how visitors use our website, products and services, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. We use these cookies to help improve how our website, products and services work.
|_ga||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.|
|_gid||Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics to stop too many requests to the server.|
These cookies allow our website, products and services to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features.
|shown_new_offers||Used on the customer dashboard page to stop the user from seeing the “new offers available” message. Expires after 30 minutes.|
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We work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on our website, for example Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. If you want further information please go to the website for the relevant third party.
How to turn off cookies
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.