Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site and to government digital services.

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics stores information about:

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

_gaThese help us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before.2 years
These help us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before.3 months
_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hours
_ga_*Used to persist session state.2 years
_gat_UA-*Google Analytics cookie to throttle the request rate.At the end of your session

Third-Party Cookies

Youtube 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, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVETries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.179 days
CONSENTUsed to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.2 years
YSCYSCRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.At the end of your session

LinkedIn cookies

li_mcUsed as a temporary cache to avoid database lookups for a member’s consent for use of non-essential cookies and used for having consent information on the client side to enforce consent on the client side.2 years
liapUsed by to denote the logged in status of a member.1 year
lidcTo facilitate data center selection.24 hours
li_gcUsed to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes.2 years
bcookieBrowser Identifier cookie to uniquely identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform.2 years
langUsed to remember a user’s language setting to ensure displays in the language selected by the user in their settings.At the end of your session

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They prevent the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensure that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases select advertisements that are based on your interests.

1P_JARUsed to collect site statistics and track conversion rates.30 days
NIDUsed to remember preferred language, how many search results a user prefers to have shown per page, and whether a user wishes to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.6 months
IDE Used to show Google ads on non-Google sites.13 months