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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

We take your online privacy seriously, and want you to be confident about the way we handle your information on our website. We have created this policy to outline some of the areas where we are committed to protecting your information. 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Some cookies are essential while others are optional. 

What is local storage?

Local storage, or browser local storage is another mechanism to store data and remember preferences across different pages and visits on a website. Unlike cookies, Local Storage is restricted to the domain of the website using it and cannot be accessed by other domains. It cannot be used to track an individual. Local Storage use on this site is solely for remembering user preferences such as 'My saved routes' and 'Cookie preferences' and uses no personal data.

Cookies used on this website

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are necessary for the website to function correctly. 

My saved routes

The site uses local storage to remember your saved routes. 

Name: ts_routes
Default expiry: never
Purpose: anonymous saved routes for Route Checker 

Cookie Preferences

This site uses local storage to remember a user's choice about cookies on our website. If you have previously indicated a preference, that will be stored in this item. 

Name: udcbar/udcstorage
Default expiry: never
Purpose: anonymous cookie preferences


Some of our webpages include video content embedded from YouTube.  If you play any of the videos YouTube will download a cookie to enable the video to play and to collect data such as which video has been watched and for how long. These cookies do not track individuals. 

Name: pref
Duration: 8 months
Purpose: anonymous viewer statistics


Optional cookies

We use optional cookies which measure website use. You can choose whether or not you are happy for us to use them. We use Google Analytics 4 to collect data that we use to improve your experience of our website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. 

Google Analytics stores anonymous information about: 

  • the page users visit on the websites
  • how long users spend on each of the websites pages
  • how users got to the site
  • what users click on while visiting the site

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. 

Google Analytics

Name: _ga
Duration: 2 years 
Purpose: anonymous, distinguishes users

Name: _gid
Duration: 24 hours
Purpose: anonymous, distinguishes users 


Managing Cookies

You can manage optional cookies personally using the cookie control tool available on this website by clicking on the 'cog' icon, usually in the corner of the website.  Adjust the slider to On or Off then click X or the cog again to save your settings and close.

You can set your browser to accept or reject all or certain cookies.  You should be able to set your browser to prompt you each time a cookie is offered.  The links below explain how to disable cookies in the most popular browsers:

Find our more about how to manage cookies at www.aboutcookies.org.  You can also opt out of Google Analytics.  

More information about cookies 

If you have any concerns about the way in which cookies are being used on this website, or the arrangements we have put in place to help you manage cookies, please contact us to let us know.