Cookies

Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following types of cookies

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use a shopping cart
  • Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily
  • Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region)

The table below explains the cookies we use and why

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
Cookie preference cookieconsent_status 3 months This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on britishsteel.co.uk. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
Contact form cookie ASP.NET_SessionId - session end of session This cookie is necessary for site functionality. It stores a unique identifier for each visit to retain the session state across multiple pages.
Google Translate cookies googtrans end of session This cookie stores the translation preference: it contains translation languages, for example ‘/en/it (English to Italian)’, and expires when you close your browser.
PREF 2 years This cookie remembers basic preferences, such as choice of language, format of search results and how to display information.
Universal Analytics (Google)

_gat_UA-78629519-1 1 second These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
_ga 2 years
_gid 24 hours
AddThis cookies _atuvc 1 month These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. They store an updated page share count. Read more in Oracle's AddThis privacy policy.
_atuvs 30 minutes
YouTube cookies PREF* 8 months

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.  

VSC* end of session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE* 8 months
remote_sid* end of session
Vimeo cookies vuid 2 years We embed videos from Vimeo. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘Manage cookies’ button. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, 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, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

OUR USE OF COOKIES

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

NECESSARY COOKIES

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

ANALYTICS COOKIES

Google Analytics cookies help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it in a way that does not directly identify anyone. Read more on our Cookies page.

ADDTHIS COOKIES

AddThis cookies help us improve our news pages by collecting and reporting information on how you use them in a way that does not directly identify anyone. Read more on our Cookies page.

MANAGE COOKIES