Cookies policy for the DCMS Blog website
- make the user’s experience more efficient
- to provide social media features
- to analyse our traffic
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. To find out more about how to manage cookies on the ICO’s website.
You may see a cookie banner when you first visit this site, asking you to choose your cookie preferences. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.
|CookieControl||Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our message||3 Months|
Measuring website usage through Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store personal information so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
|__utma||Used to distinguish users and sessions||2 years|
|__utmb||Used to determine new sessions/visits.||30 minutes|
|__utmc||this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.||when you close your browser|
|__utmt||Used to throttle request rate.||10 minutes|
|__utmx||Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.||2 years|
|__utmxx||Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.||2 years|
|__utmz||randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)||6 months|
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||1 minute|
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies using this link or by using the cookie settings page.
Third party cookies
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
|_use_hitbox||This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser||When your browser session ends|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Lets YouTube count the views of embedded YouTube videos||9 months|
Third party websites
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.
For information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.