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Cookies

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file on your computer, created by a website to store information about your visit, such as any preferences you set or the duration of your visit. Once a cookie is saved on your computer, only the website that created the cookie can read it. EU legislation states that a website must let you know when it uses cookies.

Benefits of cookies

Some of the cookies on beta.iow.gov.uk are used to remember things you have specifically selected, such as closing or opening the search panel, dismissing notification banners.

Other cookies help us understand how people browse the website. We use Google Analytics for this. The data we collect with Google Analytics is anonymous. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Surveys

We sometimes we conduct surveys to understand how we can make the site better for you, and we use cookies to stop the survey prompt from appearing if you have completed the survey, or if you have clicked to say you do not want to be asked again.

Cookie saftey

Cookies won’t harm your device. They don't identify you or take any personal details. We track how you interact with our website, but the data collected is anonymous.

Cookie consent lifespan

When you give consent to any cookies on the website, a 30 day lifespan is given on your device. After this time the consent will expire and you will be shown the cookie consent banner again. This could be subject to change, but you will always be notified prior to any changes.

Tracking cookies

They allow us to collect information such as

  • how many people visit the website
  • what browsers they use
  • how long they stay for

Understanding how people browse beta.iow.gov.uk can help us identify areas that we need to improve, or fix problems.

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us record how many people visit this website by tracking if you've visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us record how many people visit this website by tracking if you've visited before 24 hours
_ga_3LV5S9F0RT This helps us record how many people visit this website by tracking if you've visited before 1 minute
Required Cookies

These are essential cookies do things like remember your cookie preferences and they can't be turned off.

Cookies set by third parties

We sometimes embed video, images or other content from websites such as Vimeo, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter. We have no control over cookies set by third-party websites.