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When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet or via mobile applications ("Apps"), this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website and/or Apps. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the RNLI website and/or RNLI Apps.

However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by following the instructions below:

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites or Apps that you visit or use. These pieces of information are used to make the website or App work or improve services for you through, for example:

• enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task

• recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested

• measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast 

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites.  We do not control the dissemination of these cookies.  You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Social Media Sharing Tools

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the RNLI website, and some RNLI Apps now carry embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site or App to easily share articles or information with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. The RNLI does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Can I control or delete cookies?

All recent versions of popular browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) allow you to control cookies.  Typically, you can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain cookies.  You might, for example, be happy to accept a cookie that allows you to log in to a website, but prefer to reject any which are used to build a profile of your internet usage.  You should also be able to set your browser to prompt you each time a cookie is offered.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the RNLI website and/or RNLI Apps.

For more detailed instructions on how to control or delete cookies on different browsers, please visit www.AboutCookies.org

Cookies used by the RNLI website/Apps 

Used by​ File name​ Expires ​ Purpose​ Further Information​
RNLI Website​ ASP.net SessionId​ On Closing Browser​ The ASPNET session state is a technology that lets you store server-side, user specific data. Web applications can use this data. Web applications can use this data to process requests. How and why session IDs are reused in ASP.NET​
Browser tabs​ ​TabsMemory
On Closing Browser​ Stores information in tabs within a browser page to speed up switching between tabs.​
Localisation​ ​RNLI Localisation Cookie ​On Closing Browser ​Stores information about your location to display relevant local content.
RNLI recruitment or volunteering microsites​ lastaccesstime​ On closing browser​ This cookie stores the date and time when you arrived at the site.​
RNLI recruitment or volunteering microsites​ wedeputy_reg_username_<number>
On closing browser​ These cookies identify that you’re logged in to our candidate portal to view or apply for positions at the RNLI. ​
RNLI Track My Catch App rnli_app_email.v1​ Never Remembers user’s email address so this field on the login screen can automatically be filled in.​

Third party cookies used by the RNLI website/Apps

Used by

              File name                       

​Expires ​Purpose         ​Further information
Google Analytics​ _utma​ 2 years from set/update​

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.​ ​ ​ ​

An overview of privacy at Google

Use of cookies by Google Analytics​

​ ​ ​
_utmb​ 30 minutes from set/update​
_utmc​ On closing browser​
_utmz​ 6 months from set/update​
loc 3 months from set/update​ Records approximate location of visitor​

Clearspring Privacy Policy


How to opt out of data collection for online behavioural advertising​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

uid​ 2 years from set/update​ Records userid if person has an Addthis account​
uit​ 1 day from set/ update ​ Records the login time if a person has an Addthis account​
psc​ 2 years from set/update​ View counter cookie​
di​ 2 years from set/update​ Date tracking cookie​
dt​ 1 month from set/update​ Date tracking cookie​
uvc​ 2 years from set/update​ Bookmarking cookie​
Datacash​ ​JSESSIONID ​On closing browser Datacash process online credit and debit card payments for the RNLI when you make a donation​ Datacash Privacy Policy​
Issuu​ ​_utma ​2 years from set/update These cookies are used by Issuu to collect information on how many visitors are using the easy-to-read versions of documents on the RNLI site.​ ​ ​ ​ Issuu's Privacy Policy​ ​ ​ ​
_utmb​ ​30 minutes from set/update
_utmc​ On closing browser​
_qca​ ​5 years from set/update

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​The System does not use cookies to:

• provide information to 3rd parties
• Count the number of unique visitors
• Recognise when a user has returned to a site to adjust content.