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Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. By understanding how people use the Assembly's websites, we can make improvements to the navigation and content to make the site better and easier to access. A full list of cookies in use across our websites are listed below.

Controlling cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Use of cookies by the National Assembly for Wales

The table below explains the cookies we use on the following websites:

First party cookies

When using one of our sites you may see that we set cookies to ensure the site functions as intended. Below is a list of site-specific essential for the operation of the site.

​Site

​Cookie

Expires​

​Purpose

​www.assembly.wales

​WSS_FullScreenMode

​End of browser session

​Enables the CMS to identify the user session and exchange information as required.

​nafwDisplayModelsDesktop

​12 months

​Identifies the current browser dimensions to determine the correct view to present the visitor.

​nafwWebsiteCookieAcceptance

​12 months

​Identifies that the user has acknowledged and dismissed the cookie notification banner.

​www.assembly.wales

senedd.assembly.wales

allowances.assembly.wales

​ASP.NET_SessionId

​​End of browser session

Used by the site to identify a user session. This cookie is created by the content management system and is essential in order for the site to function correctly.

​www.senedd.tv

​JSESSIONID

​End of browser session

​Used by the site to identify a user session. This cookie is created by the content management system and is essential in order for the site to function correctly.

​www.pierhead.org

​PHPSESSID

​End of browser session

​Used by the site to identify a user session. This cookie is created by the content management system and is essential in order for the site to function correctly.

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to help us understand how visitors use our websites. Collected data is used to generate regular reports on website usage and helps us to improve the user experience of all our websites. The data gives us insight into the number of users that use our websites and how they arrived there. No personal identifiable information is stored or accessible to us through the service provided by Google i.e. the information is collected in an anonymous form.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

For further information on the analytic cookies please visit Google's information pages.

​Sites

​Cookie

​Expires

​Purpose*

assembly.wales (including sub-domains)

senedd.tv

pierhead.org

yourassembly.org

​_utma

​24 months

​Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

​_utmb

​30 minutes

​Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

​_utmc

​End of browser session

​this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

​_utmt

​10 minutes

​Used to throttle request rate.

​_utmz

​6 months

​Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

*revised from https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage#gajs on 22/05/2018.

Third party cookies

Twitter

Twitter feeds and cards are used across a number of our sites. Though Twitter cookies are not explicitly set when using our websites, you may notice these cookies are active when browsing Assembly websites. These cookies will only be set on you device if you have previously used Twitter or a Twitter service.

Embedded Twitter feeds have been configured to ensure visitor data from http://www.assembly.wales is not used for personalisation or tailoring of content on Twitter's services.

For more information please visit Twitter's developer privacy overview and cookie policy.

YouTube

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel, as well as select other channels, across the website. We are working to ensure all embedded videos use YouTube's privacy enhanced mode (with URLs beginning with http://youtube-nocookie.com/). This means that cookies may be set on your device once you play an embedded video.

For more information please visit Google support pages on this topic.

Links to other websites

We regularly link to other websites. Please refer to the cookie / privacy policy of these sites for further information

For further information, please contact us

Last updated: 25/05/2018


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