A cookie is a small file that’s downloaded on to your computer, tablet or smartphone (device) when you visit a website.

The cookies we set are called ‘first party’ cookies, but we also use ‘third party’ cookies, which are set by a domain other than the one you are visiting. Cookies do lots of different things, like helping us to remember your preferences, showing us how our website is being used so we can make it better, and helping make sure our adverts are more relevant to you.

Our cookie policy also applies to similar technologies, which include things like scripts, tracking pixels and plugins that perform similar functions to cookies. So when we refer to ‘cookies’ in this policy, we’re referring to those ‘similar technologies’ too.

Deleting cookies

You can delete cookies, but how you do it is different from device to device. Check your browser settings to see how to delete them from yours. If you change your cookie preferences and decline some, this won’t delete those cookies from your device, but will mean they are inactive.

Essential cookies

These cookies make sure our website works properly and that it’s secure. We can’t turn them off, but you can block them in your browser settings, which will cause parts of our website not to work.

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These are essential because without them, some of the secure services you've chosen to use on our site will not work. Some enable you to log on, some enable accessibility features and some manage your cookie preferences. They also let you move around our site and use its features.

Name 1st or 3rd party Expires
__RequestVerificationToken 1st When you close your browser
EmaTicket 1st When you close your browser
EmaID 1st When you close your browser
_dc_gtm_UA- 1st When you close your browser
eMortgages_### 1st When you close your browser
__AntiXsrfToken 1st When you close your browser
warningShown 1st When you close your browser
BIGipServeronline.skipton-intermediaries.co.uk.app~ 1st When you close your browser

This cookie lets you know if your browser isn't compatible with some parts of our website, by showing you a message that says your browser is unsupported and that parts of the site might not work as a result. This can happen if you're using an old browser that's out of date.

Name 1st or 3rd party Expires
verWarn 1st When you close your browser

This cookie stores the language preference you choose.

Name 1st or 3rd party Expires
website_2#lang 1st When you close your browser

These cookies are used to record and manage your cookie preferences.

Name 1st or 3rd party Expires
OptanonAlertBoxClosed 1st 1 year
OptanonConsent 1st 1 year
__cfduid 3rd 30 days

Cookies that measure.

These cookies tell us how customers use our website, so we learn what’s working and improve its performance. For example, they might show us if visitors are giving up at a certain step when completing a form, which helps us understand where we can make things better.

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These cookies are owned by Skipton and help us measure the number of visitors to our site and how they use it. We use this information to let us try out new ideas to help us improve the experience for you.

To learn more about these cookies visit Google cookies

Name 1st or 3rd party Expires
_ga 1st 2 years
_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn 1st When you close your browser
gid 1st 1 day
__utmz 3rd 2 years
__utmb 3rd When you close your browser
__utmc 3rd When you close your browser
__utmt 3rd When you close your browser
__utma 3rd 2 years

Advertising cookies

Adverts are great when they’re about things you like, and these cookies help us personalise our ads to you. They can be set through our advertising partners, which means when you see our ads on other websites, they should be more relevant. If you reject these cookies, you might still see our ads but they won’t be tailored to you.

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When you see ads appear on other websites and wonder how and why they're relevant to you, it's all down to these cookies. Information collected by these cookies, for example the pages you have viewed, is then combined with other data, collected and held, by our advertising partners to serve ads that are relevant to you. They help us avoid ads you've already seen and only show ones you might like.

To learn more about these cookies visit Doubleclick cookies

Name 1st or 3rd party Expires
test_cookie 3rd Does not expire
IDE 3rd Does not expire

To learn more about these cookies visit Youtube cookies

These cookies are set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in our site. They can also determine whether you have bandwidth to use the new or old version of the Youtube interface.

Name 1st or 3rd party Expires
YSC 3rd When you close your browser
GPS 3rd Does not expire
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 3rd Does not expire
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