Cookie Policy

To enable this service to function, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit allaboutcookies.org. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies

https://consultations.ons.gov.uk uses essential cookies in some places – we've listed each of them explicitly in a table below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

These essential cookies are used for site navigation and session management, and this service may not function correctly without them. They are used only to help you navigate through the site and to view and fill in consultations.

Site navigation and session management cookies used by https://consultations.ons.gov.uk do not contain any personally identifiable information.

This service may use non-essential cookies in some places. These non-essential cookies are not required to make the service function correctly. If any non-essential cookies are used in this service, you will find them listed below.

To enable this app to function, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit allaboutcookies.org. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies

 

Use of service

 

We use the following cookies for measuring use of services:

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By understanding how people use this website, we can improve the information provided. We gather this data using Google Analytics.

 

Essential cookies

 

This app uses essential cookies in some places – we've listed each of them explicitly in a table below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

These essential cookies are used for site navigation and session management, and this app may not function correctly without them. These site navigation and session management cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. They are used only to help you navigate through the site and to view and fill in consultations.

Cookie name

Purpose

Host domain

Expiry

Personal data collected

consultation_id

Associates answers with a single response across multi-page consultations (online surveys). One cookie per consultation. Cleared when the user submits or logs out of the consultation

https://consultations.ons.gov.uk

48 hours after the last page submission

None

tr_embed_auto_load

Stores the user's preference for automatically loading embedded content.

https://consultations.ons.gov.uk

End of the session

None

server_id

Used for load balancing

https://consultations.ons.gov.uk

End of the session

None

statusmessage

Used to store a status message for displaying on screen

https://consultations.ons.gov.uk

As soon as it has been displayed

None

 

This app may use non-essential cookies in some places. These non-essential cookies are not required to make the app function correctly. If any non-essential cookies are used in this app, you will find them listed below.