Cookie Policy

Cookies

Cookies are small text files sent to your computer or mobile device by the websites that you visit. They help make websites work better and provide information to the owners of the site. For instance, this site uses YouTube cookies to embed videos in its pages and Google Analytics cookies to track users’ behaviour whilst on the site. By understanding how people use our site, we can improve the navigation and content to better meet people’s needs. The information collected by the Welsh Government includes IP address, pages visited, browser and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally. 
Web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies and how to manage them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies used on this site

 

NAME

PROVIDER

TRACKER TYPE NAME

EXPIRY DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE DESCRIPTION

has_js

businesswales.gov.wales

HTTP Cookie

Session

Registers whether or not the user has activated JavaScript in the browser.

CookieConsent

tradeandinvest.wales

HTTP Cookie

1 year

Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain

has_js

tradeandinvest.wales

HTTP Cookie

Session

Registers whether or not the user has activated JavaScript in the browser.

lang

linkedin.com

HTTP Cookie

Session

Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded "Follow us" panel.

collect

google-analytics.com

Pixel Tracker

Session

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

_ga

tradeandinvest.wales

HTTP Cookie

2 years

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gat

tradeandinvest.wales

HTTP Cookie

1 day

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

_gid

tradeandinvest.wales

HTTP Cookie

1 day

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

lang

ads.linkedin.com

HTTP Cookie

Session

Remembers the user's selected language version of a website

MUID

bing.com

HTTP Cookie

1 year

Used widely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.

MUIDB

bing.com

HTTP Cookie

1 year

Registers data on visitors from multiple visits and on multiple websites. This information is used to measure the efficiency of advertisement on websites. 

IDE

doubleclick.net

HTTP Cookie

1 year

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

test_cookie

doubleclick.net

HTTP Cookie

1 day

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

fr

facebook.com

HTTP Cookie

3 months

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

tr

facebook.com

Pixel Tracker

Session

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

1P_JAR

google.com

HTTP Cookie

29 days

Collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement

ads/ga-audiences

google.com

Pixel Tracker

Session

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.

CONSENT

google.com

HTTP Cookie

220 months

Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website. 

NID

google.com

HTTP Cookie

6 months

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

pagead/1p-user-list/#

google.com

Pixel Tracker

Session

Generated by Google pagead dynamic marketing to track events such as conversions or other meaningful user interactions

rc::c

google.com

HTML Local Storage

Session

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

bcookie

linkedin.com

HTTP Cookie

2 years

Used by the social networking service LinkedIn

bscookie

linkedin.com

HTTP Cookie

2 years

Used by the social networking service LinkedIn

lidc

linkedin.com

HTTP Cookie

1 day

Used by the social networking service LinkedIn

UserMatchHistory

linkedin.com

HTTP Cookie

29 days

Used to track visitors on multiple websites in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

i/adsct

t.co

Pixel Tracker

Session

The cookie is used by Twitter.com in order to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through twitter advertisement content.

_fbp

tradeandinvest.wales

HTTP Cookie

3 months

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

_gcl_au

tradeandinvest.wales

HTTP Cookie

3 months

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.  

personalization_id

twitter.com

HTTP Cookie

2 years

This cookie is set by Twitter - The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.

GPS

youtube.com

HTTP Cookie

1 day

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

PREF

youtube.com

HTTP Cookie

8 months

Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

youtube.com

HTTP Cookie

179 days

Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

YSC

youtube.com

HTTP Cookie

Session

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

yt-remote-cast-installed

youtube.com

HTML Local Storage

Session

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-connected-devices

youtube.com

HTML Local Storage

Session

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-device-id

youtube.com

HTML Local Storage

Session

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-fast-check-period

youtube.com

HTML Local Storage

Session

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-session-app

youtube.com

HTML Local Storage

Session

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

yt-remote-session-name

youtube.com

HTML Local Storage

Session

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video



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