Cookie Notice


The Gist Limited Website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best possible user experience.

Without some of these cookies, the website simply would not work. Other cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit the site or helping our team to understand which parts of the site you find most interesting and useful.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or tablet by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work and to function more effectively. For example, they may be required to keep you logged in to a service, or to remember your user preferences or shopping cart contents. A cookie will typically contain a record of the web site which issued it, its own name, and a value which is often a randomly generated unique number. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.

A cookie will have a ‘lifetime’, which tells your browser when to delete it. Cookies can be set by the website domain itself, or by another domain, for example by Google Maps.

You can change your cookie preferences at any time


There are several different types of cookie. These are the most common ones:

Cookie Type


Session cookie

A session cookie only lasts for the duration of the user’s website visit. A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.

Persistent cookie

A persistent cookie will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its maximum age set to 1 year, then, within the year, the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to the server every time the user visited the server. This could be used to record a piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website. For this reason persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.

Secure cookie

A secure cookie is only used when a browser is visiting a server via HTTPS, ensuring that the cookie is always encrypted when transmitting from client to server.

First-party cookie

First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) in the browser's address bar.

Third-party cookie

Third-party cookies are cookies set with different domains from the one shown on the address bar (i.e. the web pages on that domain may feature content from a third-party domain - e.g. Google Maps or YouTube). Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.



Cookies perform many different functions. These are the most common:

Cookie Category


Default setting

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.  Some cookies are Necessary for the operation of our websites. For example, some cookies may allow us to identify logged in users and ensure they can access the relevant pages.


Preference Cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.


Statistics cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.


Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.




The principal law which governs how websites use cookies and similar technologies when storing information on a user’s equipment, such as their computer or mobile device, is the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations. The regulations were amended on 9 January 2019.

Regulation 6 covers the use of electronic communications networks to store information (e.g. cookies) or to gain access to information stored in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user. The change in the law was prompted by concerns about online tracking of individuals and is intended to protect the privacy of users by requiring their knowledge and agreement to the use of cookies, even where the information collected is not directly personally identifiable.


You can manually disable cookies on your device, or delete existing cookies. You may also be able to view the cookies already in your system. This will depend on your browser. See the links below which tell you how to delete or disable cookies in each of the major browsers.

Further information and advice about cookies can be found on the All About Cookies website (

The best method for managing cookies is dependent upon which web browser you use.  Links for many of the popular browsers can be located in the all about cookies website here: (How to stop cookies being installed on my browser - All about Cookies)

Please note that the necessary cookies are required for the effective functioning of some of the services we offer online. If you disable these cookies, a number of important functions and services will be unavailable to you and our websites may not operate correctly in your browser..


Gist Limited does not use cookies to store personal information about you, and will make no attempt to identify you through use of cookies.


The specific types of cookies served through our websites and the purposes they perform are described in the Cookie Banner.  A description of each cookie can be found by clicking on the “Details” link in our cookie banner, clicking the down arrow alongside each Cookie Category and again clicking the down arrow alongside each Cookie provider.

With the exception of the Necessary cookies, users can determine which category of cookie they wish to accept and are free to change their mind at any time.  This can be achieved by simply clicking on the logo and resetting the preferences.