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Privacy and cookies

We make sure that any information that is provided to Energy UK using the Energy UK website is handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information collected directly

The Energy UK website provides forms for visitors to:

  • Give general feedback about the site
  • Sign up for news alerts and newsletters
  • Join Energy UK

We only use the information that is sent in these forms to give the service that has been requested.


Energy UK uses cookies to help improve the website and to understand what information our visitors find useful.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files created by websites. They are used to help websites perform better - for example by remembering certain information such as an email address that has been entered in a form. These are stored on your computer and don't harm computers in any way. They can only be reused by the website that created the cookie. Find out more about cookies at the Information Commissioner's Office website.

Google Analytics cookies

Energy UK uses Google Analytics to see which pages are popular and what people are searching for. To find out more, see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics at any time.


Cookie name and type:

  • _utma    Google Analytics
  • _utmb    Google Analytics
  • _utmc    Google Analytics
  • _utmz    Google Analytics

Joomla cookies

The Energy UK website is managed in Joomla, a content management system. It uses session cookies to temporarily store information that allows users to visit pages without having to log in each time.

Cookie name and type:

  • 0448e67e4491fd4e427e33cc461f4f09 Joomla user session

Social media cookies

You Tube uses cookies to find out bandwith visitors have, and to count video views.

Cookie name and type:

  • Visitor_info1_live    YouTube videos bandwith checker
  • Use-hitbox     YouTube videos hit counter

Energy UK uses Share this, a social media tool that helps users share content. This means websites such as Digg, Facebook or Twitter, may set 3rd party cookies. You can find out more infomation on privacy for each site by clicking on the relevant link: Digg, Facebook, and Twitter.

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