What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies are used to make websites work, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

What types of cookies are there?

There are 4 types of cookie:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. Some cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to use the website and its features.
  • Performance cookies. We use performance cookies to improve the user experience of the website using tools such as Google Analytics.
  • Functionality cookies. These are cookies that record information about your preferences to provide a better user experience the next time you visit the site e.g. layout, language etc
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising arising out of it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Cookies on PracticalWoman.co.uk

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.


  • CookieConsent

This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on practicalwoman.co.uk.


  • lang

Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website

  • PREF
  • YSC
  • Remote_sid
  • GPS

We embed videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode.

This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.


  • _ga
  • _gali
  • _gat
  • _gid

Google Analytics cookies help us to measure how users interact with website content. These cookies help us to improve the user experience of our website.

Sharing with social networks

If you use the social buttons to share content with your friends via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, these companies may set a cookie on your computer memory.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to opt out, visit www.aboutcookies.org or ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies

Date updated

We keep our cookie policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This policy was last updated on 21 May 2018.