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Cookies that measure website use (analytics cookies)
We use Google Analytics and our own settings to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about:
- how you got to the site
- the pages you visit and how long you spend on each page
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.
List of analytics cookies
|_ga||These help us count how many people visit the website by tracking if you’ve visited before.||2 years|
|_gat||Used by Google Analytics. Sets a unique ID for your session to help tell us how you use our website.||1 minute|
|_gid||Used by Google Analytics. Used by Google Analytics. Helps stop Google Analytics web servers crashing when collecting information on how you use our website.||24 hours|
Cookies that remember your settings
These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the site.
List of setting cookies
|emergency-popup||Checks to see if a emergency banner has been dismissed to stop it appearing again.||1 day|
|hidenotice||Checks to see if a news banner has been dismissed to stop it appearing again.||90 days|
|newslastread||Checks the date that you viewed the website news for the first time, so that we stop showing the alert for new items for you.||30 days|
|sidepanel||Checks to see if the sidepanel has been opened or closed.||Session|