Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets and provide anonymised tracking data to third-party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies…

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribe/unsubscribed users.

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights and helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third-party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

We use adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.

Affiliate Marketing Cookies

Some pages on this website contain affiliate marketing links, which means Renchlist will be paid commission on sales of products or services we write about if you click a link and make a purchase (at no extra cost to you). Read more about that here.

Nonetheless, editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. Skimlinks and its affiliates (the “Skimlinks Group”) are one the companies we use for affiliate partnerships. More information about their data collection and usage is set out in their privacy policy at

To the extent the Skimlinks Group processes your personal data when providing affiliate marketing links, we act as controllers in respect of this data. Details regarding our controller arrangement can be requested using the contact details at the bottom of this page. 

Name of Cookie or other automated means of data collection: 

  • SkimJS
  • Link Wrapper
  • t_gid (outside the UK and EMEA)

First or third party: 


Purpose(s) of cookie or other automated means of data collection: 

The Skimlinks Group uses this automated means of data collection to earn income from our content. The service works by creating/tagging links within content that a user is reading which, if clicked, takes the user to a third-party merchant’s website where the products and/or services can be purchased. If the user then buys something as a result of clicking on these links, the publisher is paid a referral fee by the merchant through Skimlinks. This referral fee does not come out of users’ pockets, nor does it affect the price users pay or the experience users have on the merchant’s site.

In respect of Users outside the UK and EMEA, the Skimlinks Group also stores or reads the t_gid cookie when a User visits a web page or clicks on content on a publisher’s properties, in order to optimise, personalise, analyse, and recommend content to Users. 

You can find out more about how this automated means of data collection works and how the Skimlinks Group handles your data, including how to opt-out, by reviewing Skimlinks’ Privacy Policy (accessible here) and the Privacy Policy of its affiliate company, Taboola (accessible here).

Please note that in order for us to benefit from the Skimlinks Group’s services, the Skimlinks Group works alongside other third parties, called “affiliate networks”, who may also set cookies on your device.  Affiliate networks are not processors or subprocessors of Skimlinks. An overview of these affiliate networks and a link to their respective privacy policies can be found here.


SkimJS: As long as SkimJS is enabled by Publisher on its Properties.

Link Wrapper: As long as Link Wrapper syntax is enabled by Publisher on its Properties.

t_gid: 1 year.

Social Media Cookies

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully, that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.


Last updated: 03 October 2022