Cookie Policy

IP address and cookies

An IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet. We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

We use Plausible Analytics software to collect anonymised information about how you use GOV.UK. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site and to government digital services.

We do not allow Plausible to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Plausible Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on safetytechnetwork.org.uk and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site
Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie preference

CookieControl

This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Universal Analytics (Google)

_ga
_gali
_gat
_gid

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

YouTube cookies

PREF*
VSC*
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*
remote_sid*

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

PREF – * Expires after eight months
VSC – * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – *expires after eight months
remote_sid – * expires at the end of your session

Vimeo cookies

player

vuid

We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.

Third Party Cookies

If you click through to a website that we have provided a link to, safetytechnetwork.org.uk has no control over the cookies set on these websites. safetytechnetwork.org.uk advises you to read their cookies policies and privacy notices for more information.