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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.

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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:


Universal Analytics

NamePurposeExpires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit ADFinternational.org by tracking if you’ve visited before1 years
_gatUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made10 minutes

Google Analytics

NamePurposeExpires
_utmaLike _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 page1 years
_utmbThis works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on GOV.UK30 minutes
_utmcThis works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browserwhen you close your browser
_utmzThis tells us how you reached ADFinternational.org (eg from another website or a search engine)6 months

ADFinternational.org events

NamePurposeExpires
analytics_next_page_callThis lets us know the next page you visit on ADFinternational.org, so we can make journeys betterwhen you close your browser
govuk_contact_referrerThis lets us know the last page you visited before using the contact ADFinternational.org form1 day

 

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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.

NamePurposeExpires
seen_cookie_messageSaves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message1 month

YouTube videos

We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

NamePurposeExpires
_use_hitboxThis is a randomly generated number that identifies your browserWhen you close your browser
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVELets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos9 months

Multivariate testing

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.

NamePurposeExpires
ABTest-ExampleChecks A/B testing works1 day
ABTest-EducationNavigationTests new navigation for education content1 year
multivariatetest_cohort_topics_menu_textRemembers which version of the page you were shown1 month

WordPress settings

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.

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