Our Cookie Policy

A debt solution may not be suitable in all circumstances. Fees may apply and will affect your credit rating

The Debt Advisor and The Business Debt Advisor are trading styles of The Debt Advisor Limited, company number 06248441 and whose registered office is at Riverside House, Kings Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 2HD (‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’). For the purposes of the Data Protection Act (‘DPA’). Our Cookie Policy covers our websites, www.thedebtadvisor.co.uk and www.thebusinessdebtadvisor.co.uk.

Information Commissioner’s Office Registration Information:

The Business Debt Advisor Limited – ICO Registration Number: Z9973946
Insolvency Practitioner (B E Budsworth) – ICO Registration Number: ZA083535

Contact Information

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to The Compliance Manager, The Debt Advisor, 18-22 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5WA, by telephone on 0333 9999 689 or email us at enquiries@thedebtadvisor.co.uk

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto ‘terminal equipment’ (e.g. a computer
or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions. Cookies have a very limited function and are by no means compiled and thus cannot execute functions or make copies of themselves.

First Party And Third Party Cookies

Cookies are either first-party of third-party. A first-party cookie is one that is set by the website you are visiting. The information collected is only accessible by the website you are viewing. A third party cookie is a cookie provided by an external service provider, who will set their own cookies on a website.

Persistent and Session Cookies

Persistent cookies are cookies that are saved on your computer or device and are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser. A session cookie is one that is deleted
when you quit your browser and will not have an expiration date within Cookie Table below.

Accepting or Rejecting Cookies

In most cases you can choose to accept or decline cookies. This can also be achieved within your browser settings. For more information please navigate to the base of this policy. However, in accordance with the law, some cookies can be stored if they are strictly necessary for the operation of the website. All other cookies must first obtain your express, affirmative consent.

Do We Use Cookies?

We use third party and first party persistent cookies. We also use third party and first party session cookies. We have included a table of the cookies that we use. Cookies will only be stored with your consent. Where a Cookie is Strictly Necessary, we are not required consent as this is integral to the functioning of the website.

CookieDescriptionDuration (expiry)Type
Google Cookies (Third Party)
_gaThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.2 yearsAnalytics
_gidThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.1 dayAnalytics
_gatThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.1 minutePerformance
_gat_UA-146371427-1This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites1 minutePerformance
Facebook Cookies (Third Party)
_fbpThis cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.2 months



frThe cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisements to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behaviour of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.2 months



LinkedIn Cookies (Third Party)
li_sugrThis cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.2 months



langThis cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.N/AFunctional
lidcThis cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.1 dayFunctional
lisscThis cookie is set by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services.1 year



bcookieThis cookie is set by LinkedIn as a Browser ID Cookie2 yearsAdvertisement
bscookieThis cookie is set by LinkedIn as a Secure Browser Cookie used for the LinkedIn follow feature2 yearsAdvertisement
Poptin Cookies (Third Party)
poptin_user_ipThis cookie is set by Poptin and is used to save user IP address1 yearFunctional/Targeting/Analytical
poptin_old_userThis cookie is set by Poptin and is used to Identify old user2 daysFunctional/Targeting/Analytical
poptin_user_idThis cookie is set by Poptin and is used to provide a unique visitor ID1 yearFunctional/Targeting/Analytical
poptin_user_country_codeThis cookie is set by Poptin and is used to save user country code1 yearFunctional/Targeting/Analytical



NULL30 minutesFunctional/Targeting/Analytical




NULL4 weeksFunctional/Targeting/Analytical





NULL1 minuteFunctional/Targeting/Analytical
poptin_sessionPoptin session for Poptin display settings4 weeksFunctional/Targeting/Analytical
poptin_referrerOriginal referrer2 minutesFunctional/Targeting/Analytical
AddThis Cookies (Third Party)
__atuvcThis cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.1 yearFunctional
__atuvsThis cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.30 minutesFunctional
uvcThe cookie is set by addthis.com to determine the usage of Addthis.com service.1 yearAnalytics
locThis cookie is set by Addthis. This is a geolocation cookie to understand where the users sharing the information are located.1 year



First Party Cookies 
acf-srf_test_cookieThis cookie checks if user has enabled the use of cookies.1 dayFunctional
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.N/AStrictly Necessary

 Controlling The Use of Cookies

 For your convenience we have provided links to the cookie management pages for the most popular web browsers:

 Opting Out Of Google Analytics

To opt out of Analytics for the web, please visit the Google Analytics Opt Out Page and install the add-on for your browser. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser.

Information On Cookies

For more information on how businesses use cookies and how to manage cookies you can visit the following third-party websites: