Cookies are used on the Marine Noise Registry.
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:
- Enabling a service to recognise your device so you dont have to give the same information several times during one task
- Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you dont 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 theres 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
|PLAY_SESSION||A session cookie is used to ensure that choices are preserved during your visit to our site, contains a randomly generated hexadecimal number and the registered email address of the user||When user exits browser|
|redirectTo||A session cookie is used to ensure that the correct content is displayed following user login, contains a URL path of the content to be displayed following login||When the user exits the browser, or when the user successfully logs in to the service|
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit this site by tracking if youve visited before||2 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 this site or to a certain page||2 years|
|_utmb||This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on this site||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 this site (eg from another website or a search engine)||6 months|
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies
Our introductory message
You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit this site. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows youve 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|