Types of Cookies

We use cookies, which are small text files that are placed on your browser or the hard drive on your device when you visit our website. The tables below explain the cookies we use and the purposes for which these are used.

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. 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.

Cookie SubgroupCookieFirst Party / Third PartyDescriptionDuration
cf_bm.vimeo.comThirdThis cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management30 minutes

Analytics Cookies

These cookies are used to analyse use of the website so we can understand how visitors interact with the website and measure and improve the performance of the website. They may be set by us or by third party providers.

Cookie SubgroupCookieFirst Party / Third PartyDescriptionDuration
_ga  .metropolitan-uk.co.uk ThirdThe _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.2 years
_gid.metropolitan-uk.co.ukThirdInstalled by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.1 day
_gat_UA-11339512-1metropolitan-uk.co.ukThirdA variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to1 minute
_ga_QN0S3N7EQZ.metropolitan-uk.co.ukThirdThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics..2 years
CONSENT.google.comThirdYouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.2 years
vuid.vimeo.comThirdVimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website.2 years

Performance Cookies

These cookies are used to understand and analyse the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for visitors. They may be set by us or by third party providers.

Cookie SubgroupCookieFirst Party / Third PartyDescriptionDuration
_gat.metropolitan-uk.co.ukThirdThis cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.1 minute

Changing your Cookie Preferences

Other than in respect of “Necessary Cookies” which are strictly necessary for this website to function and which are always active, all cookies are switched off by default. You can manage your cookie consent preferences at any time by clicking the pink cookies button in the bottom left corner of this website.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We will inform you of any changes to this Cookie Policy by posting them on this page and updating the information above.


If you have any questions regarding this Cookie Policy, please contact us at website@bu-uk.co.uk or by post at Synergy House, Woolpit Business Park, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9UP.