Cookies

Judiciary.gov.uk puts cookies onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website that you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

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

Judiciary.gov.uk cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.

How cookies are used on Judiciary.gov.uk

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use Judiciary.gov.uk. 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 on Judiciary.gov.uk
  • how long you spend on each Judiciary.gov.uk page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name

Purpose

Expires

_utma Determines the number of unique visitors to the site 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This provides information about how you reached the site (eg from another website or a search engine) 6 months

We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. 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.

YouTube videos

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

Name

Purpose

Expires

_use_hitbox This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser When you close your browser
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Lets YouTube count the views of embedded YouTube videos 9 months

SurveyMonkey

We occasionally use SurveyMonkey to collect responses to a survey. If you take part, SurveyMonkey will save extra cookies to your computer to track your progress through it.

Name

Purpose

Expires

mbox This is used to keep your progress through the survey 30 minutes
SSOE This is used for testing different content and features on the survey website to help make it better When you close your browser
TS5159a2 and TSd0b041 These are used to manage survey traffic by sending your computer to a specific server When you close your browser
ep201 This is used to help us identify how you use the survey 30 minutes
ep202 This works with ep201 to help us identify how you use the survey 1 year