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Government Communication Plan 2019/20

Cookies notice

What information do we collect about you?

We collect the following non-personal data from our website visitors:

  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and details of which version of web browser you used
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques

We do not collect any personal data.

How cookies are used on the Communication Plan 2019 website

The Communication Plan 2019 website (gcs.civilservice.gov.uk/communication-plan-2019/) puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

You can find out more about how to manage cookies, including how to delete and block them, on the Information Commission Officer’s (ICO) website.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this site. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on the site
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

It doesn’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

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You may opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our introductory cookie message

When you first visit this website you should see a pop-up warning message that the site uses cookies. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

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Our quiz (powered by Riddle.com)

Our quiz uses one cookie – called SID. This is session cookie to track the current progress through a Riddle quiz.

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sid When the browsing session ends

Date last modified: 10th April 2019

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