We are keenly aware of the trust you place in us, and our responsibility to protect your privacy. As part of this responsibility, we let you know what information we collect using cookies when you use our websites, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your experience. 

Cookies are small text files that websites save locally to your computer, which allow sites to store and use information during your visit. They can improve your experience when using a website by: 
  • Remembering preferences, so you don’t have to keep re-entering your choices when you visit again 
  • Measuring how you use a site, so that changes can be made to ensure it meets your needs 
  • None of our cookies used for our sites can be used to identify you personally. They are just used to help make the site better for you. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit About Cookies or All About Cookies. Read on to find out more about how we use cookies. 

Generally, the cookies that are used on the site can be broken down into the following categories:

  • Session Cookies
    These cookies are used 'in-session' each time you visit and then expire when you leave a site or shortly thereafter: they are not stored on your device permanently, do not contain any personal data and help by minimizing the need to transfer personal data across the internet. These cookies can be deleted or you can refuse to allow their use, but this will hamper the performance and your experience in using the site. These cookies also take time stamps that record when you access a site and when you leave a site.
  • Tracking Cookies
    These cookies enable us to recognize repeat visitors to our sites. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, a tracking cookie keeps track of where a user of our sites came from, what search engine they may have used, what link they clicked on, what keyword they used and where they were in the world when they accessed a site. By monitoring this data, we can make improvements to our site.
  • Persistent Cookies
    This type of cookie is saved on your device for a fixed period (sometimes for a few hours, sometimes for a year) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to remember who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, this type of cookie can be used to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit to a site.
  • Performance or Analytical Cookies
    Performance cookies are used to analyze how the site is used and to monitor its performance, which allows us to improve your experience in using the site. These cookies help us to tailor the content of the site to reflect what the site users find most interesting and to identify when technical issues with the site arise. We may also use this data to compile reports to help us to analyze how site is used, what the most common issues are and how we can improve the site.

The site uses cookies in several places, and we’ve listed them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last. You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. 

We only use first-party Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and do not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you. This helps us analyse data about webpage usage and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. 
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. 
Google Analytics sets the following first-party cookies: 

Cookie Name
Expiration Time
2 hours
This cookie is set by ByBest and is used for security purposes
1 year
Used to store acceptance of cookies
1 weekNeeds to identify logged users

There are many legitimate uses for cookies to enhance convenience and efficiency. However, some uses of cookies can lead to privacy concerns. These concerns typically emerge when a cookie holds personal information identifying you (e.g. a person’s name, e-mail address, billing information, address or similar), or is used across multiple sites to track users and internet usage. 
Dotknowledge. does not use any of its first-party cookies to hold any personal information or track users across multiple sites. 
Other concerns some users have are around privacy, and in particular those third party cookies which are generated by advertisers which track browsing activity across different sites. For all cookies, there are steps that you can take to manage your user preferences on how these are set. 

You can manage the cookies stored on your computer, or turn them off completely, through your browser settings. Be aware that this may affect your browsing experience or even prevent you from using certain services such as those with a secure login, which require cookies to be set in order to work. 
All modern browsers will let you change your cookie settings to give you broad control over whether cookies can be set or not. For more information, visit the help section for the browser you use. 

Here are a few of the most popular: 

If you are concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can visit the Your Online Choices website which allows you to turn these off. 
The Network Advertising Initiative also provides opt-out controls for targeted advertising by NAI member ad networks. 
Please bear in mind that there are many more networks listed on the Network Advertising Initiative than those that we use at Nominet. 

For more information about how to manage cookies and their uses visit About Cookies. 
For information regarding the updated law on cookies visit

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