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Cookie policy

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

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 during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.

Our use of cookies

This is a list of the cookies used on the JNCC website and why they are used.  Note: We do not host any advertising cookies on this website.

Cookies for improving service

When you accessed our website, Google Analytics set cookies to help us monitor the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

Name Purpose / Typical content Expires
_ga used to distinguish users / "GA1.3.1767555276.1562187534" 2 years
_gid used to distinguish users / "GA1.3.1767555276.1562187534" 24 hours
_gat used to throttle request rate if third party advertising is used.  JNCC does not implement any third party advertising but this  cookie is set by Google Analytics automatically 1 minute
__utmz randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months
cookiePolicyAcceptance confirms your acceptance of website cookies.  In future, more granular control of cookies is planned. 14 days

How to manage your cookies

To find out how to manage what cookies you allow, see your browser's help section or your mobile phone manual. Or you can visit the non-government site below, which has detailed information on how to manage, control or delete cookies. 

All About Cookies

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