ENA Cookie Policy

Please read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how we use cookies on our website. This policy should be read together with our Website Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

Who we are

This website is operated by Energy Networks Association. We are the voice of the networks, representing the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

Our website

This cookie policy relates to your use of our website, www.energynetworks.org.

Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties. These other third party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate polices. For privacy information relating to these other third party websites, please consult their policies as appropriate.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (eg computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. These help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions and to help you navigate our website.

All of the data that is collected is anonymised.

For example, we may monitor how many times you visit the website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of your internet provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users.

For further information on our use of cookies, including a detailed list of your information which we and others may collect through cookies, please see below.

For further information on cookies generally, including how to control and manage them, visit the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Consent to use cookies and changing settings

We will ask for your permission (Consent) to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.

You can manage cookie preferences by adjusting your browser settings.

Our use of cookies

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

The cookies we use

Name

Purpose

Whether cookie is essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested and whether we will seek your consent before we place the cookie

PHP

PHPSESSID

Managing each individual user as they visit the server/website.  This enables each user to get the content that they are specifically requesting throughout their visit to the site.

Non-essential.

Cloudflare

_cfduid

Helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers' End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

Essential.

Google Analytics

_ga

Used to distinguish users.

Non-essential.

Google Analytics

_gid

Used to distinguish users.

Non-essential.

Google Analytics

__utmz         

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Non-essential.

Google Analytics

__utmt

Used to throttle request rate.

Non-essential.

Google Analytics

__utmc

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Non-essential.

Google Analytics

__utmb

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Non-essential.

Google Analytics

__utma

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Non-essential.

How to turn off all cookies and consequences of doing so

If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our website.

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

How to contact us

Please contact us at [email protected], 020 7706 5100 or Energy Networks Association, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU, if you have any questions about this cookie policy or the information we hold about you.

Changes to this policy

This policy was published on 4 August 2020 and last updated on 4 August 2020.

We may change this policy from time to time, when we do we will update the policy on our website.