Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used, and British Cycling uses them to make our website work, provide us with information about how you use our site, and to remember your preferences and settings for our site. We may also use cookies to support our promotional and marketing efforts where you have provided your consent.

Cookies can either be session cookies, which are temporary and will expire when you end the browsing session, or persistent cookies which are stored on a device for a period of time.

Some pages on our website include content from external providers, such as YouTube which may place third party cookies on your device. To view this content you will have to accept their terms and conditions, including their cookie policy over which we have no control. 

The tables below show the cookies that we use on our site, what they do and how long they last. If you want to update your cookie preferences at any time, you can do so by clicking the cookie icon in the bottom left of the page.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to make the site work properly and allow you to use its features

Cookie Name

Purpose Duration
session_id Generated during sign-in to protect against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). 0 days
XSRF-TOKEN Supports site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. 0 days

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our website such as which pages you visit and any links you click on

Cookie Name

Purpose Duration





Google Analytics tracks how users navigate our website and use our content to help us improve user experience.

1 year

0 days

1 year

1 year







Hotjar cookies hold current session data, determine generic cookie path, store first visit to the site, store unique visits

0 days


0 days

0 days

0 days

1 Year

Targeting or advertising cookies

These cookies collect information about your browsing to deliver advertising based on your interest

Cookie Name

Purpose Duration
_fbp Facebook cookie Identifies users and links clicked on web pages where Facebook pixel is installed to tailor advertising 2 months
_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn Google Universal Analytics pattern type cookie where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number 0 days
TDID TDCPM The Trade Desk cookies store a unique ID for a returning user’s device which is then used for targeted advertising.Third party cookies 1 year



DoubleClick (Google) cookies determine whether user’s browser supports cookies, retains details of user interaction with adverts.Third party cookies

0 days

1 year



Xandr (formerly AppNexus) cookie delivers advertising based on analytics of advertising clicks and views. anj syncs cookie ID (enables use of data from outside the platform on the platform) Third party cookies 2 months



YouTube cookies a profile of interests to provide relevant advertising. Third party cookies

Embed videos and playlists - YouTube Help (

5 months

1 year

Managing cookies in your browser

Most browsers can be set to prevent cookies being placed on your device. This will usually mean that you must manually adjust preferences each time you visit a site or page. For further information on cookies and how to control cookies through your browser, see the website Managing Cookies | About Cookies.