National World – Website – Cookie Policy

This website and any related websites or linked documents (the “Website”) are provided by National World plc a public company incorporated in England and Wales under number 12021298 with registered office at Suite E3, Joseph's Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds LS3 1AB or a subsidiary of National World plc including National World Publishing Limited, a private company incorporated in England and Wales under number 11499982 with registered office at Suite E3, Joseph's Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds LS3 1AB (“NW”, “we”, “us” and “our”) and our VAT number is 308 6657 981.

The term “you” or “your” refers to the user or viewer of our Website.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this cookie policy, please contact us by email at: [email protected]


A cookie is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree (or your browser agrees automatically if you have set it up in that way), your browser adds that text in a small file.

A cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets website operators know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We have included a full list of the cookies used on below, along with a definition of what the cookie is used for. NW will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

How to control and delete cookies

We know that people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit that you and NW gain from their proper use is worthwhile.

You can delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your internet browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the Website to its highest capability.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual.

Cookies we use on our Website

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website;
  • Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • 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 the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Domain name & Cookie name Purpose Expiry period
_cookieConsent Cookie Consent Disclaimer text (we cannot store disclaimer on user computer as we have not taken consent yet. this cookie should have value of only yes or no) (show the banner content using other programming / development) 1 year
_ga, _gat, _gat_newTracker Tracking ID for the analytics 2 years
has_js to check if JS is enabled or not End of browser session
mid_disclaimer Cookie to track the site wide disclaimer is accepted. It is session cookie. End of browser session
.ASPXFORMSAUTH This attribute is used to specify the HTTP cookie to use for authentication. End of browser session
.ASPXROLES Cookies used to keep track of if the visitor has any permissions on the website. Only used for logged in users End of browser session
ASP.NET_SessionId SessionId what .NET Manages for maintaining session End of browser session
AWSELB AWS Classic Load Balancer Cookie: Load Balancing Cookie: Used to map the session to the instance. Removed after session with server closes
AWSALB AWS Classic Load Balancer Cookie: Load Balancing Cookie: Used to map the session to the instance. 1 Day

Your rights

NW is required to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. You have the right to see what is held about you and for any inaccuracies to be corrected. For further information of your rights, please see our privacy policy on our Website.

Policy changes

Any changes to this policy will be posted here.