Cookie policy

The purpose of this notice is to explain how the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation (Nest) collects and uses your personal information using cookies, and how we comply with data protection law. In legal terms, Nest is a ‘data controller’ for this information.

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. We also use cookies to help us bring our campaigns on social media and other websites to your attention.

What’s a cookie?

A cookie is a small file sent from a website which is then stored by your web browser. When you return to the website the information in the cookie can be used to recognise your last session.

Cookies can’t install malicious software such as viruses on your device, whether that’s a computer or a mobile phone. They don’t store any of your account information.

Where do cookies come from?

There are two sources of cookies:

First-party cookies are set by us on your device. They can be used to remember your preferences when you visit our website or to maintain your browser connection.

Third-party cookies are set by a third party that provides services to Nest, for example, cookies set by advertising networks to support Nest marketing campaigns. Please note, while Nest can control cookies set on our website, we have no control over cookies set by third parties on their own websites or other sites. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these.

How long do cookies stay on your device?

Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time:

Session cookies generally only last while you have your internet browser open. Once you close your browser they’re automatically deleted from your device.

Persistent cookies generally stay on your device after you close your internet browser, unless your browser is set up to automatically delete them. They can be used by websites to remember your preferences when you open up your browser again.

What cookies do we use?

We use two types of cookies on our website:

Essential cookies

The essential cookies we use are:

PurposeCookie providerCookie name(s)Duration
To maintain your online sessionProfilePressppwp_wp_sessionSession
To check if cookies are enabled on your browserWordPresswordpress_test_cookieSession
Lets us know that you've saved your cookie consent settingsWordPresscookie_notice_accepted / PD-S-SESSION-IDPersistent – 1 year

Analytics, performance and campaign cookies

The analytics and performance cookies we use are:

PurposeCookie providerCookie name(s)Duration
To monitor number of visitors and how they interact with our websiteGoogle Analytics_gaPersistent - 2 years
To manage the volume of page view requests madeGoogle Analytics_gatPersistent - 10 minutes
To monitor unique visitorsGoogle Analytics_gidPersistent - 24 hours

You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies on the Google privacy page.

Transfers outside the United Kingdom (UK)

When our analytics provider, Google Analytics, collects information, it stores this in the U.S. For this activity, Nest relies on Model Contract Clauses or any replacements applicable in the UK. More information can be found in Google Analytics privacy policy.

What can you do if you don’t want cookies on your computer?

You can block analytics and performance and campaign cookies by use of the Reject button on the cookie banner or by visiting Cookie Settings and selecting and saving your preferences.

You can block cookies for other websites by following third-party opt-out instructions. One way of doing this is to change your internet browser settings by following the instructions provided by your browser provider. These are normally located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ menus. You can also use a third-party tool to manage cookies.

If you know the third-party cookie that’s being used, you can follow the provider’s instructions to opt out. For example, you can opt out from Google Analytics cookies by visiting Google’s website. However, this may not delete the cookie from your browser altogether. It may just stop the cookie from being sent to your computer in the future.

Some web browsers let you delete cookies completely. If your browser allows it, you’ll be able to change your settings to delete cookies when the browser is closed.

Just remember that if you choose to refuse cookies, some website functionality may not work for you.

More information

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. For more information on cookies, or to exercise this right, go to the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

If you want to contact us, you can:

  1. write to us at Nest, 1st Floor, 10 South Colonnade, London E14 4PU
  2. contact our data protection officer at