Cookies and similar technologies

Last Updated 28 May 2020

This website and our apps use cookies – small text files that are placed on your device by the websites you visit and the apps you use.

Cookies are generally used in order to make websites work effectively to:

  1. retain user preferences;
  2. store information for things like shopping carts; and
  3. provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

Website Cookies

As a rule, cookies will improve your browsing experience. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We taking a look at the About Cookies website, which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

Cookies used by Newcastle Building Society

In order for us to monitor and improve our websites and apps, we gather certain information about you when you use them, including (but not limited to) details of your:

  • domain name and IP address; 
  • operating system;
  • browser, version; and
  • in the case of website visitors, the name of the website that you visited prior to our website (if you came to us through a search engine or another website for example).

The following table explains, in more detail, the cookies we use on this site and in our apps, and why:

Source


Cookie Name

Purpose

AppNexus (adnxs.com)


anj

This cookie contains data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with an AppNexus partner.


uuid2

This cookie allows targeted advertising through the AppNexus platform - collects anonymous data on ad views IP address, page views, and more.

Crimtan (ctnsnet.com)


cid

Crimtan cookie used to improve advertising for website visitors. It can redirect more relevant advertisements to the visitor, and helps improve reports on campaign performance.


opt

Crimtan cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.

Dynatrace


dtCookie

Dynatrace cookie used for user tracking and statistical analysis.


dtLatC

Dynatrace cookie used for performance monitoring.


dtPC

Dynatrace cookie used for performance monitoring.


dtSa

Dynatrace cookie used for performance monitoring.


rxVisitor

Dynatrace cookie used for performance monitoring.


rxvt

Dynatrace cookie used for performance monitoring.

Facebook


_fbp

Facebook cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


datr

Facebook cookie used to identify the web browser being used to connect to Facebook.


fr

Facebook cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


sb

Facebook cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


wd

Facebook cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.

Google


_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxxx

Used by Google Tag Manager to load scripts and code for site functionality and analytics purposes.


_ga

Used by Google Analytics and registers a unique ID for the website user for statistical analysis.


_gaexp

Used by Google Optimize for site testing and optimisation purposes.


_gat_UA-xxxxxxxxx

Used by Google Analytics to create and retrieve tracker objects.


_gcl_au

Google advertising cookie used for user tracking.


_gid

Used by Google Analytics to register a unique ID for the website user for statistical analysis.


ANID

Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


APISID

Google DoubleClick advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


CONSENT

Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


HSID

Google security cookie used to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.


OGPC

Google cookie used to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them.


SAPISID

Google DoubleClick advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


SID

Google security cookie used to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.


SIDCC

Google security cookie used to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.


SSID

Google security cookie used to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.


1P_JAR

Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


IDE

Google DoubleClick advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


NID

Google cookie used for managing user preferences.


OGP

This cookie enables the functionality of Google Maps.

HotJar


_hjid

HotJar cookie used to register a unique ID for the website user for statistical analysis.


_hjIncludedInSample

HotJar session cookie is set to let HotJar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.


_hjMinimizedPolls

HotJar cookie set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.

Inspectlet


__insp_nv

Inspectlet cookie used for user tracking and statistical analysis.


__insp_pad


__insp_sid


__insp_slim


__insp_targlpt


__insp_targlpu


__insp_uid


__insp_wid

Kentico


Campaign

This cookie stores the web analytics Campaign assigned to the visitor.


CMSCsrfCookie

This cookie stores a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests.


CMSPreferredCulture

This cookie stores the visitor's preferred content language.


CookiePopupShown_

This cookie is used to manage whether or not the site's cookie pop-up has been shown.


CurrentContact

This Kentico cookie is used to track activities on the website


Source

This Kentico cookie stores the channel from which the user came, and is used for statistical analysis.


VisitorStatus

This Kentico cookie indicates if a visitor is new or returning and is used for statistical analysis.

Microsoft Bing


_RwBf

Microsoft Bing advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


MUID


MUIDB


SRCHD


SRCHHPGUSR


SRCHUID


SRCHUSR

ResponseTap


adiLP

ResponseTap provides website owners with the ability to link website visitor behaviour to telephone calls made to the company as the result of a visit, in order to understand the effectiveness of the website in encouraging calls from customers. The cookie is used to help track visitors who have multiple tabs open in the same browser to prevent errors in tracking.


adiS

The adiS cookie contains a server session ID used by ResponseTap systems to ensure incoming requests are assigned to an appropriate internal server for processing. It expires around 30 minutes after the visitor leaves the website.


adiV

The adiV cookie contains an identifier which is used by ResponseTap to track a visitor over time. This allows ResponseTap to show multiple visits made by a unique visitor from the same browser. This cookie is set to expire one year after the visitor leaves the website.


adiVi

This cookie contains an identifier which is used to help track a visitor’s path while they are on the website. This cookie is set to expire 30 minutes after the visitor leaves the website.

Smarter Click


smc_found_postcode

Smarter Click advertising cookies used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


smc_last_pc


smc_not


smc_sesn


smc_spv


smc_tag


smc_tpv


smc_uid


smc_dv2


smc_loc-xxxxxxx


smct.co


smct_session

Visual Website Optimizer

_vwo_uuid_v2

Visual Website Optimiser cookie user for site testing and optimisation purposes.

Who's On (webchat)


whoson

Who's On cookie used for user tracking and statistical analysis.

YouTube


GPS

Smarter Click advertising cookies used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes.


PREF

This cookie allows targeted advertising through the AppNexus platform - collects anonymous data on ad views IP address, page views, and more.


VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie allows targeted advertising through the AppNexus platform - collects anonymous data on ad views IP address, page views, and more.


YSC

YouTube cookie that registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

The following cookies are also placed if you log into the online account management area of our website:

Source


Cookie Name

Purpose

online.newcastle.co.uk 


NSC_GSLB_xxxxxxxx

There are a number of servers that support our site. This cookie ensures that users are split equally between these servers and stops traffic building up on one particular server and slowing down the service.


NSC_xxxxxxx

This cookie ensures your session stays stuck to one server during your visit. Without this you would be disconnected from the server on a regular basis.


Citrix_ns_id_xxxxxxxxx

This is a security cookie that ensures that your session has not been tampered with.


Citrix_ns_id

This is a security cookie that ensures that your session has not been tampered with.


Authenticate

This cookie is used to remember you while you are logged in and move about the savings site.


OFIS

This cookie is used to remember you while you are logged in so that you don’t need to keep re-entering your information as you move about the savings site.

_RequestValidationToken1
_RequestValidationToken2

These cookies are used to makes sure it's only you navigating through your session. It checks that no one else is accessing the same session from a different browser, such as potential fraudsters.


FebAuth

This cookie is used to confirm that you've been authenticated.


AUTH

This cookie is a Security Token used for authentication purposes.


Ofis_logon_cookie

This cookie is used by the ‘remember me’ login function.


ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is used to identify the users session on the server.