DIT cookies policy
DIT wants to provide services that are easy to use, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.
These include small files known as cookies. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use
We also use Google Analytics software. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
You can learn about cookies and how to manage them yourself on www.aboutcookies.org.uk.
The Google Analytics cookies used on www.great.gov.uk are:
|_ga||after 2 years||to distinguish users|
|_gid||session||to distinguish users|
|_gat||session||to limit requests to Google Analytics|
|_collect||session||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across multiple devices.|
Find more information on cookies set by Google Analytics on the Google Developer website.
|_sessionid||after 2 weeks||maintains the session id|
|_sso_session_cookie||after one year||maintains the session id for single sign on|
|sso_display_logged_in||after 2 weeks||maintains login status for display|
|hide_cookie_notice||after 30 days||Hides cookie notice|
|django_language||after one year||maintains language choice|
|csrftoken||1 year||Helps prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks|
|SESS||session||Preserves user states across page requests during the user session|
|_ukti_opportunities_session||session||Preserves user states across page requests during the user session|
|__cfduid||1 year||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.|
|disable_geolocation||1 year||Manage geolocation settings|
Third party cookies
The following third party cookies are in use.
|. youtube.com / VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||6 months||Used to measure the speed of a user’s internet connection to ensure they are receiving a suitable quality when watching video on the website|
|.youtube.com / GPS||30 minutes||Used for Youtube GPS location mobile devices|
|.youtube.com / YSC||session||Used when watching embedded Youtube videos on the website|
|.youtube.com /PREF||2 years||Remembers a user’s Youtube preferences when watching videos on the website|
|doubleclick.net/IDE||2 years||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the Website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user|