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We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use www.eureferendum.gov.uk.
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We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg 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:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit www.eureferendum.gov.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||10 minutes|
|_utma||Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to www.eureferendum.gov.uk or to a certain page||2 years|
|_utmb||This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on www.eureferendum.gov.uk||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser||when you close your browser|
|_utmz||This tells us how you reached this website (eg from another website or a search engine)||6 months|
You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit www.eureferendum.gov.uk. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.
|cookies_accepted||Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message||1 month|
We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.
|_use_hitbox||This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser||When you close your browser|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos||9 months|
|PREF||Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos||9 months|
|YSC||Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos||When you close your browser|
|X-Mapping-fjhppofk||Used for load balancing i.e. it ties the visitor to the specific server (amongst several back up/load balancers) which delivered content.||When you close your browser|