ADFinternational.org puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.
Cookies are used to:
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
- remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
ADFinternational.org cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.
How cookies are used on ADFinternational.org
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, e.g. improving site search.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on ADFiInternational.org
- how long you spend on each ADFinternational.org page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit ADFinternational.org by tracking if you’ve visited before||1 years|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||10 minutes|
|_utma||Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to ADFInernational.org or to a certain page||1 years|
|_utmb||This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on GOV.UK||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser||when you close your browser|
|_utmz||This tells us how you reached ADFinternational.org (eg from another website or a search engine)||6 months|
|analytics_next_page_call||This lets us know the next page you visit on ADFinternational.org, so we can make journeys better||when you close your browser|
|govuk_contact_referrer||This lets us know the last page you visited before using the contact ADFinternational.org form||1 day|
Our signup newsletter
You may see a pop-up message when you first visit ADFinternational.org. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.
|seen_cookie_message||Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message||1 month|
We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.
|_use_hitbox||This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser||When you close your browser|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos||9 months|
We sometimes test different versions of pages with different users to see which work better. We’ll save a cookie so that you consistently see the same version when browsing.
|ABTest-Example||Checks A/B testing works||1 day|
|ABTest-EducationNavigation||Tests new navigation for education content||1 year|
|multivariatetest_cohort_topics_menu_text||Remembers which version of the page you were shown||1 month|
Our websites runs the popular WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress. We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.