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Cookie Policy

This page explains what you need to know about how RNLI and Friends & Relations, use cookies on its website, and how to choose to manage or remove them if you wish to do so.

About cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data (which often includes a unique identifier) that is sent to a user's computer or mobile phone from a website and is stored on the hard drive of a device. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to report on website traffic. Your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.

This Cookie Policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, Terms & Conditions.

How RNLI website uses cookies

Cookies on RNLI website are used in a number of ways. A full list of all the cookies used across RNLI can be seen in the List of cookies generated by this site and the List of cookies generated by third party services.

1. Google Analytics

RNLI uses Google Analytics to collect information about how people use the site. This helps Friends & Relations make sure sites are meeting users' needs and to find out how we can make improvements.

Google Analytics cookies store information about what pages people visit in RNLI, how long they are on this site, how they got there and what they click on. Information supplied by cookies helps Friends & Relations to analyse the profile of visitors and provide them with a better experience.

Analytics cookies do not collect or store users' personal information (for example, names or addresses), so this information cannot be used to identify individuals. Friends & Relations does not allow analytics companies to use or share its analytics data.

2. Yahoo Analytics

Yahoo Analytics cookies are placed to gain insight into the behaviour of visitors to the website with the aim of improving the website and align it better to the needs of its visitors.

List of cookies generated by this site

Cookie nameDescription of cookieExpires after
PHPSESSIDUsed to maintain users session stateEnd of session
cfgUsed to maintain users session stateEnd of session
partnerUsed to work out which F&R partner site the user is currently onEnd of session

List of cookies generated by third party services

Friends & Relations does not control the dissemination of these cookies. For more information about the cookies used by third party services please click on the links below:

Third Party ServiceCookies set
Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics cookie useage
Yahoo AnalyticsYahoo! cookies useage
Third Party ServicePrivacy Information
Google AnalyticsPrivacy Policy
Yahoo AnalyticsPrivacy Policy

How to manage cookies

Internet browsers allow users to manage their cookies. They can set their devices to accept all cookies, to let them know when a cookie has been set, or never to receive cookies.

Each browser works in a different way: use the 'Help' menu in your browser to find out to change your cookie preferences. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you should refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that disabling cookies completely means that certain personalised features will not then be provided to that user and therefore they may not be able to make full use of all of the website's features.

Further information about cookies

For more information about how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please go to

The internet advertising industry has also produced a guide to online privacy and behavioural advertising, please see