When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example computer or mobile. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested.
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure that they are fast. 
  • Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with services, so we can make them better.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org


What cookies does BFGnet set?



What is it for?

How long is it on the computer?

random string, eg: 262112bb0bdc6fcb

Session Cookie

Helps maintain site security

Until you log out or close the browser.


yes or no

Checks whether you want to allow us to set cookies on this website

30 days, renewed each time you visit the site

__ga, __gat, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

Google Analytics

(Google Analytics privacy policy)

Allows us to monitor the use of the site so we can improve your browsing experience.

Up to 2 years unless you delete them..


How to Control & Delete Cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set about our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit AboutCookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine, as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of some websites.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on the cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identity card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on a website, please refer to the websites for further information.



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