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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.

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Our use of cookies

Name Purpose Expires
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
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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.

Universal Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_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

Google Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_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


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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.

Name Purpose Expires
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