The Digital Marketplace service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on to your computer.
These cookies are used to:
- help us understand how you use the service so we can make improvements
- remember what notifications you’ve seen so we don't show them to you again
- temporarily store the information you enter
Digital Marketplace cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.
Find out how to manage cookies.
How cookies are used on the Digital Marketplace
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use the Digital Marketplace. This information helps us to improve the service.
The Google analytics cookie collects and stores information about:
- the Digital Marketplace pages you visit
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the service
- what you click on while you’re using the service
The Digital Marketplace uses the following cookies:
|_ga||Helps us count how many people visit the Digital Marketplace by tracking if you’ve visited the service before||2 years|
|_gid||Helps us count how many people visit the Digital Marketplace by tracking if you’ve visited the service before||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||10 minutes|
Google isn’t allowed to use or share our analytics data with anyone, but you can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.
Introductory message cookie
When you first use the service, you may see a pop-up ‘welcome’ message. Once you’ve seen the message, we store a cookie on your computer so it knows not to show it again.
|seen_cookie_message||Tells us that you have seen our cookie message||1 month|
User research recruitment banner cookie
When you use our service, you may see a pop up banner about user research recruitment. Once you’ve interacted with the message (by visiting or clicking on any of the links), we store a cookie on your computer so it knows not to show it again.
|seen_user_research_message||Tells us that you have seen our user research banner||Never expires|
We store session cookies on your computer to help keep your information secure while you use the service.
|dm_session||Stores encrypted session data||When you close your browser|