Cookie Policy

When you visit, we collect standard internet analytics information which provides us with details of anonymous visitor behaviour patterns purely to improve our website experience.

If you have supplied us with personal information we will keep this secure and confidential and will never pass on your personal information to third parties. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you use our website. The following statement sets out our current data processing practices in detail. If you have any queries or concerns regarding these practices, please contact us.

By using TheCityUK website you agree to our use of cookies as described in the following statement.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which are downloaded onto your computer the first time you visit a website. The next time you visit that site, your computer uses those cookies to recognise that it has been there before and ‘remember’ things like personalised details or user preferences. This all makes for a smoother, more relevant experience for you, the user. For more information about cookies please explore the further reading below. We classify the cookies used on under the following categories, based on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) guide for cookie categories:

  • strictly necessary
  •  analytical
  • marketing

Strictly necessary

'Strictly necessary' cookies allow you to use features that are essential to like accessing secure areas of the site. These cookies do not gather any information that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

We use Strictly necessary and performance cookies to:

  • remember information you've previously provided when you navigate to a different page in a single web browser session
  • identify you as being logged in to
  • ensure you can connect to the right service on our website when we make any changes to the way the website works 
  • improve our website.

We do not use Strictly necessary and performance cookies to:

  • gather information that could be used to advertise products or services to you.

Here is a list of the cookies we have defined as 'Strictly necessary and performance':


TheCityUK or 3rd party

Cookie used for



Civic UK


This cookie is used to remember your preferences regarding the use of cookies on the website.



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This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session. 




TheCityUK or 3rd party

Cookie used for





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.







TheCityUK or 3rd party

Cookie used for








Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting.





Targeting cookie. Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.








These cookies are used by Google to display personalized advertisements on Google sites, based on recent searches and previous interactions. HSID, SSID, APISID and SAPISID cookies enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.





This is an ID generated per individual contact in the Force24 system to be able to track behaviour and form submissions into the Force24 system from outside sources per user. This is used for personalisation and ability to segment decisions for further communications. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.





This is a temporary identifier on a local machine or phone browser that helps us track anonymous information to be later married up with f24_personid. If this is left anonymous it will be deleted after 6 months . Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.

How to control your cookies

You can disable or remove cookies from your computer by using your browser settings. Remember, deleting your cookies or accessing our website from a different browser or device will effectively ignore your existing preferences for using our website.

Further reading