Cookies on dwi.gov.uk

dwi.gov.uk puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Find out more about the cookies we use, what they’re for and when they expire.

Strictly necessary cookies

These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through a form.

They always need to be on.

For this, the following cookies are set:

NamePurposeExpires
cookies-that-help-with-our-communications-and-marketingThis cookies is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to remember the user consent for the cookies under the category "Cookies that help with our communications and marketing".1 year
viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.1 year
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users'' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.session
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Strictly Necessary".1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Cookies that measure website use".1 year

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. 

Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on dwi.gov.uk and how long you spend on each page
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

For this, the following cookies are set:

NamePurposeExpires
_ga_T2CBTHD90MThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site''s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years
_gaThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site''s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.2 years

Cookies that help with our communications and marketing

Some dwi.gov.uk pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.

In addition, if you share a link to a dwi.gov.uk page, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie. We have no control over cookies set on other websites - you can turn them off, but not through us.

For this, the following cookies are set:

NamePurposeExpires
IDEUsed by Google DoubleClick via YouTube and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.1 year 24 days
YSCThis cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.5 months 27 days

Third Party Cookies

We occasionally link to third party websites. These websites may set their own cookies. We have no control over what cookies they set, though you’ll usually be asked which cookies you accept on their website.

Change your settings

You can change which cookies you’re happy for us to use.

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