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We use cookies to make this site work and collect information about how you use our service.

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Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this service.

Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about:

  • how you got to the service
  • the pages you visit on our site, and how long you spend on each page
  • what you click on while you're using the service

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We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

NamePurposeExpires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit this website by tracking if you've visited before.2 years
_gidUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made24 hours
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Hotjar analytics

Hotjar Analytic cookies store data about:

  • whether you have participated in a Hotjar survey
  • the way in which you interact with a page
  • what you click on while you are visiting the site

Hotjar sets the following cookies:

NamePurposeExpires
_hjClosedSurveyInvitesTell us whether a Hotjar survey invite has been closed to stop it displaying again1 year
_hjDonePollsTell us whether a Hotjar feedback poll has been completed to stop the same poll reappearing1 year
_hjMinimizedPollsKeep Hotjar feedback poll widgets minimised (once minimised by the user) when the user navigates through the website1 year
_hjDoneTestersWidgetsSet when a user submits information in the Hotjar recruit user testers widget. They stop the form reappearing once it has been completed1 year
_hjIncludedInSampleLets Hotjar know whether a user is included in the sample for tracking user journeys to important pages on the website1 year
_hjShownFeedbackMessageSet when a user minimises or completes a Hotjar feedback survey. The survey will stay minimised if the user navigates to a page where it is set to show1 year
_hjidHelp us track users who visit the website multiple times. A unique Hotjar user ID is used to link their visits together1 year
_hjRecordingLastActivityUpdated when a user recording starts and when a user performs an action on a page that Hotjar records. Found in sessionStorage rather than cookiesPer session
_hjTLDTestStored temporarily and used to determine the root (or top-level) domain so that tracking works on all pagesPer session
_hjUserAttributesHashStore user attributes during a user’s browser session so Hotjar knows when an attribute has changed and needs to be updatedPer session
_hjCachedUserAttributesStore user attributes that are sent through the Hotjar identify API whenever the user is not in the sample. Attributes are only saved if the user interacts with a feedback toolPer session
_hjLocalStorageTestUsed to check if the Hotjar tracking script can use local browser storagePer session