Cookies Policy

Last updated: August 2020

This cookie policy explains what types of cookies and similar technologies are placed on your device when you visit (the “Site”) and how British International Investment uses these cookies and similar technologies. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personal data from any source. If we do want to collect personal data through our website, we will be transparent about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal data and will explain what we intend to do with it. Our Privacy Policy will provide you with further details about how we use your personal data.

You can manage your current cookie preferences using our cookie settings panel.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your device’s memory. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the lifetime of the cookie and a randomly generated unique number or another identifier. A cookie will also contain information about your device, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Site.

First-party vs Third-party cookies

First-party cookies are placed on your device directly by our Site. We use first-party cookies to adapt the Site to your browser’s language preferences and to better understand your use of the Site. Third-party cookies are placed on your device by selected partners and service providers. Currently this website does not employ third-party cookies except when a YouTube video is embedded on a page.

How long are cookies set for?

The lifespan of the cookies we use differs depending on the category of cookies. For example, session cookies only last until you close your browser. Persistent cookies have a longer lifespan and are not automatically deleted when you close your browser. Our persistent cookies allow us to remember your preferred settings such as language and country or remembers your chosen cookie preferences. Please see further details about how long each category of cookies are set for on your browser.

Use of cookies by British International Investment plc

British International Investment plc uses cookies in the operation of its website in a number of areas and these cookies apply to visitors to its website. When you visit the Site, essential cookies will be set on your device. Other cookies (as listed below) will also be set on your device if you choose to accept them.

Essential cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with the services available through the Site and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. They perform functions like ensuring the Site pages load quickly.

Analytics cookies

These cookies are used for analytical purposes including to help us understand how the Site is being used and to help improve our Site for our visitors.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why. – pll_language

Domain name & Cookie name Purpose Lifetime Type* Data cookie holds Is it linked to data held
British International Investment – necessary for running web site 1 year SN Used to store the language preference of the website n/a – __utma Google Analytics – necessary to track visitor information 2 years TOD Tracks of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie n/a – __utmb Google Analytics – necessary to track visitor information 30 minutes TOD Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site n/a – __utmc Google Analytics – necessary to track visitor information Browser Session TOD Takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site n/a – __utmz Google Analytics – necessary to track visitor information 6 months TOD Keeps track of where the visitor came from n/a – moove_gdpr_popup Website Cookies Acceptance – necessary for storing your cookie preferences 1 year SN This cookie is used to remember if a user has already seen the cookies messages and it therefore does not need to be displayed again n/a; – _ga Google Analytics – necessary to track visitor information Session TOD This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. n/a – _gid Google Analytics – necessary to track visitor information 1 day TOD Stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. n/a – GPS YouTube – Used when an embedded video is placed on a page Session TOD Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. n/a – PREF YouTube – Used when an embedded video is placed on a page Session TOD Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video. n/a – VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube – Used when an embedded video is placed on a page 179 days TOD Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. n/a – YSC YouTube – Used when an embedded video is placed on a page Session TOD Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. n/a

SN – Strictly necessary
S – Setting led
TOD – Tracking own domain
T3P – Tracking 3rd party


  • Page URL is the specific character string that constitutes a reference to an internet resource
  • Cookie name is the name of the cookie which is placed on your computer
  • Purpose is a brief description of the reason for using the cookie
  • Lifetime is the length of time between when the cookie is set and when it expires
  • Type is to be selected from the drop down list and is one of the four type legends listed above
  • Data cookie holds is to provide further information on the data you are holding, particularly in relation to anything which may be client sensitive
  • Linked to other data is to provide further information on the cookies’ relationship with any other sites or cookies

Google Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics, which is a Google service that uses cookies and other data collection technologies to collect information about your use of the Site in order to report on trends.

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

For more information on Google cookies:

YouTube cookies

We may embed videos from our official YouTube channel. This mode may set cookies on your computer when the page loads or once you click on the YouTube video player. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

How can I control cookies?

Tools within this Cookie Policy

You can set and modify your cookie preferences at any time by using our cookie settings panel.

Browser and device controls

Some web browsers provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your device. The process for managing cookies is slightly different for each internet browser. The ‘Help’ function within the browser should explain how to do this.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

You may also be able to reset device identifiers by activating the appropriate setting on your mobile device. The procedure for managing device identifiers is slightly different for each device. You can check the specific steps in the help or settings menu of your particular device.

What happens if I disable cookies?

The changes you make to your cookie preferences may make browsing the Site a less satisfying experience. If you use browser or device controls and/or if you delete or clear cookies on your device after you have modified your cookie preferences, the next time you visit the Site our cookies banner will appear and you will need to select your preferences again. Please therefore ensure that your preferences contained in the cookie settings panel are up to date.

How do I contact British International Investment?

If you have questions about this Cookie Policy or would like any further information, you can contact us here:

Email us: [email protected]

Write to us: Data Protection Officer, c/o Head of Compliance, British International Investment plc, 123 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6DE, United Kingdom