Use of cookies

Like most websites, this site uses cookies to enhance your user experience and to provide BPD with an understanding of how the website is being used.


What are cookies?

Cookies are simple text files which sit on your computer. There are two main kinds of cookies: "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of each use of the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.


What information is collected and how do cookies work?

No personal information is collected in the cookies we use. The information is anonymous and cookies don't harm your computer. If you'd like to learn more about cookies and how they work, you can learn more on


Your use of the site and how to control cookies

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, you can delete cookies and change your browser settings to block cookies. Your browser's Help function can show you how to do this. However, blocking cookies can have an impact on the functionality and operation of the website and you may find that some features do not function properly.


What cookies are used on the BPD website?

A number of Google Analytics cookies are used by BPD to enable us to monitor usage of the website. These are: __utma, __utmb, __utmc and __utmz. Please see Google Analytics privacy policy for further information.


The cookie ASP.NET_SessionId enables our web pages to work and is set by the web application framework (Microsoft .net) in which our site has been developed.


Cookies set by our link to the BPDWS Facebook page include: _e_098V_36, datr, fr, lu and x-src. Please see their privacy policy for further information.


Cookies set by the BPDWS Twitter feed on our site include: _twitter_sess, guest_id, k, external_referrer, js, original_referrer, __utma, __utmb, __utmc and __utmz. Please see their privacy policy for further information.