Cookies policy

Cookies policy

We use cookies on this website. The next few sections contain information on the following:
  1. What are cookies?
  2. Why do we use cookies?
  3. How do we categorize cookies?
  4. What cookies do Cycling UK use?
  5. What cookies do third parties use?
  6. What can you do?
  7. Further information

1. What are cookies?

Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted, text files that are stored in the memory or the hard disk of your device. A device could be your computer, mobile phone, tablet or any other device you use to access the internet.

They are used by us to help our users navigate this website efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website.

2. Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of this website and to provide increased performance and functionality on our website. Not only does this allow us to immediately provide you with a better user experience but it also helps us to further develop and improve the website in the future.

We don't use any of our cookies to collect personal information about you, only anonymous information.

Please note that not all the cookies on our website are set by us.

3. How do we categorise cookies?

Cookies on the Cycling UK website can be split into the following four categories:


Necessary cookies

These help make the website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and accessing secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Preferences cookies

These allow the website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks.

Statistics cookies

These help us to understand how you interact with Cycling UK by collecting information anonymously.

Marketing cookies

These track visitors across websites so that they may display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user.

4. ​What cookies do Cycling UK use?

Type Cookie name Explanation
Necessary Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight
The Cycling UK website is built using Drupal. These cookies are required to allow the website to function.
Preferences has_js Used to indicate whether the user's browser has enabled javascript.
Statistics _hjIncludedInPageviewSample
Cycling UK uses Hotjar software to anonymously record and analyse how users interact with certain pages on the website. This information is used to improve the website experience.
Marketing _ga
Cookies associated with Google analytics and marketing.

5. What cookies do third parties use?

We use a variety of widely-used social media tools and external applications to enhance your interaction with this website - for example, we sometimes embed videos from YouTube. As a result, you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites.

We have no direct control over the content of the cookies they create, the use made of any data collected, or the security of that data. These third parties may collect information about your visit to our website, and they may use this with other data in order to serve advertising which may be more relevant to you. Some visitors may see this use of data as intrusive to some degree.

6. What can you do?

Cycling UK has provided an interface which allows you to select which types of cookies are installed on your device when you visit the website for the first time. These preferences are remembered for 100 days, after which you will be asked to confirm your choices again.

All website users can also configure their own device to control the use of cookies.  Please visit for device specific advice.

7. Further information

Please contact Alternatively, if you would like further independent information about cookies then please visit

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