Cookies and privacy
This pages describes our cookies and privacy policies for the Shape Our Future website.
We put small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.
Cookies are used to:
- remember your progress
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
Cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.
You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.
Find out more about how to manage 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 you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.
|cookieMessage||Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our message||1 month|
Measuring website usage
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the website. 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
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store personal information so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||10 minutes|
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.
We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.
|_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|
Improving the campaign
Where government uses advertising, we want to make sure that this money is well spent. To help measure this, these cookies are used on pages which are being marketed.
We use the following cookies:
|IDE||To select advertising based on what’s relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen||30 Days|
You can opt out of DoubleClick cookies.
|_hjIncludedInSample||To track behaviour across pages and to control visitor polls||1 year|
You can opt out of Hotjar cookies.
We collect certain information or data about you when you use this website. This includes your IP address, details of which version of web browser you used, and information on how you use the site.
This helps us to improve the site by monitoring how you use it. We can’t personally identify you using your data.
Keeping your data secure
Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data. Any data you transmit is at your own risk.
We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.
Disclosing your information
Links to other websites
Following a link to this website from another website