Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

‘First party cookies’ are cookies set by the website owner (Bild).

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by website owners to help make websites work well, and to provide information about how people are using a website.

‘Third party cookies’ are set by parties other than the website owner.

How does Bild use cookies?

We use cookies to improve your experience on our websites. Some are essential for our website to work; others are used to collect information on how our website is used so that we can make the website more useful for you.

In particular, we use the following types of cookies on our website:

Strictly necessary cookiesThese cookies are necessary for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to navigate our site, display the correct page for the device you are using, and donate using our donation platform. These cookies are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but this may mean that some parts of our website will not work.
Optional cookiesPerformance / analytics cookies: These cookies allow us to track visits to our site and traffic sources so we can measure and improve performance. They also help us to understand how visitors move around our site and which pages are the most popular, so that we can optimise our website. All of the information these cookies collect is anonymised. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited or how you have used our site. Functional cookies: These cookies allow our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They work by remembering choices made by you or the way you interact with our website in order to enhance your experience by remembering your preferences. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly. Targeting cookies: These are cookies from third parties such as our advertising partners and social media platforms. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. These cookies work by identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

We use a combination of first- and third-party cookies on our website. Further details about the specific cookies we use is available at this end of this policy.

What do I need to know?

Cookies help us provide a better experience for website users.

Some cookies are temporary and will disappear when you close your browser, others are persistent and will stay on your computer.

We require your consent to use the optional cookies described above. We ask your consent in a cookie pop-up that appears when you visit the website. You can manage your consent using the instructions below. Please note that we do not require consent to use cookies that are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested, i.e. strictly necessary cookies (e.g. to ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site).

Managing consent

You can manage cookie consent by:

  • Managing cookies directly using your device settings, e.g. by preventing the use cookies.
  • Where consent is required, you can grant or withdraw consent by selecting your preference within the website cookie notice. 
  • You can also choose to delete previously stored cookies on your browser or device.
  • Other cookies in your browser’s memory can be deleted in your browsing history.

For third-party cookies, you can manage your preferences via the relevant opt-out link or by using following information provided in the third party’s privacy policy, or by contacting the third-party.

Contact details

For further information about the way we use cookies on our website, please contact [email protected].

Changes to this policy

We may update this policy from time to time. If we make significant changes, we will let you know, but please do check regularly this policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

This Cookie policy was last updated on 29 September 2023.

More information about cookies on our websites

This website uses the following third-party cookies:

NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
_ga_*AnalyticsGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.1 year 1 month 4 days
_gaAnalyticsGoogle Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.1 year 1 month 4 days

In addition, we use the following first-party cookies:

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in usersession
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wp-settings-1Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
wp-settings-time-2Wordpress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID1To identify your unique session on the websitesession
SESS1To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.session