Collection of personal information

The only personal information we hold is if you sign up to receive notification of new articles by email and we ask for an email address. This is used to send you our weekly newsletter and occasional other communications from Prepaid Energy Hub such as special offers or guest articles from our sponsors. Your details are not passed on to anyone for any reason.


The Prepaid Energy Hub website uses cookies to monitor how the site is used, to help us enhance the experience we provide to visitors over time. This page explains the role of cookies in general and describes how we use them on the Prepaid Energy Hub website.

The EU cookie directive

The law on website cookies changed on 26 May 2011 and requires that sites state which cookies are being used and their purpose. It also makes clear that cookies can only be used with your consent. You can find out more information about this law by visiting the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files, which may be placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are used for a variety of purposes, for example to enable website features to work, to improve the user experience by storing information that would otherwise have to be typed in on every visit, or to monitor how a website is being used. Cookies are widely employed by modern websites and it is increasingly common to see pop-up messages advising visitors about their use.

Which cookies do we use on this website?

The Prepaid Energy Hub website uses Google Analytics cookies to gather anonymous information about how the website is used. For example, this enables us to gather general information such as how visitors arrive at the website, which pages are visited, and how long pages are viewed. This helps us to improve the website over time. The following cookies are set to enable this:

Name: _utma
Details: stores each user’s number of visits, time of visit etc.
Expires: two years

Name: _utmb
Details: checks approximately how long a user stays on the site
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Details: checks approximately how long a user stays on the site
Expires: end of browsing session

Name: _utmz
Details: stores where a visitor came from
Expires: six months

Name: WT_FPC
Details: User stats – used on this site only.
Expires: 12 years

By using the Prepaid Energy Hub website you consent to us using cookies in this way. If you would like further information, please email us.

If visitors click on our links to other websites, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, it may result in those sites saving cookies on your computer. Details of the privacy and cookie policies of those companies can be found on their respective websites.

Can I disable cookies?

If you would like to prevent Google Analytics from storing cookies on your computer, please install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.