Website cookie usage

Business Wales uses small data files stored on your computer called 'cookies'. Most big websites do this. They help us improve the website experience for you. Find out what we use them for, and how to control their use on our cookies page

Any information we collect is used to:

  • improve the content and design of the website
  • contact you (with your permission) to respond to feedback
  • contact you through our newsletters to send you information about possible support for your business, and associated news

We will not share your information with other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your personal information to any other website.

Index of cookies used on this site

Universal Analytics

Google Analytics

Cookie control widget

AddThis

Drupal cookies

Drupal authenticated users

Start Up Campaign Cookies 

Business Online Support Service (BOSS) Cookies

Food and Drink Cookies

Helo Blod Cookies

Export Campaign Cookies

Superfast Business Wales 

 

Universal Analytics

 

Cookie name

Description

_ga

This helps us count how many people visit GOV.WALES by tracking if you’ve visited before

_gat

Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made

 

Google Analytics

Cookie name

Description

_utma

Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to GOV.WALES or to a certain page

_utmb

This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on GOV.WALES

_utmc

This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser

_utmz

This tells us how you reached GOV.WALES (for example, from another website or a search engine)

 

Cookie control widget

Cookie name

Description

business-wales_cookiecontrol

Stores your cookie control preference. This is always set

 

AddThis

Cookie name

Description

__atuvc

Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons
 

__atuvs

Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons

 

Drupal cookies

Cookie name

Description

has_js

Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitors browser has JavaScript enabled

 

Drupal authenticated users

Cookie name

Description

SESS*

Session cookie to store the authenticated user session

drupal.tabledrag.showweight

Sets whether table items are draggable

drupal.visitor.s8080_localisation_unitary_authority

Stores the unitary authority set by the user in the 'My Business Wales' section

Drupal.toolbar.collapsed

Stores the preference to collapse the admin menu display

 

 

Start Up Campaign Cookies

Cookie name

Description

_fbp , fr and tr

We use Facebook Pixels to support conversion tracking, for optimisation and remarketing purposes. For information on how to opt out visit:

https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

ads/ga-audiences

 

We use the Google Ads Pixel to support conversion tracking, for optimisation and remarketing purposes. You can opt out via https://adssettings.google.com

 

MUID/ MUID B

We use the (Microsoft Advertising) Bing Universal Event Tracking (UET) pixel to remarket website users and to support tracking and optimisation. To manage your Microsoft preferences, visit https://account.microsoft.com/privacy/ad-settings

 

bcookie/ BizoID/ bscookie/ lidc / UserMatchHistory

The LinkedIn Insight Tags – These are lightweight JavaScript tags that provide conversion tracking, retargeting, and web analytics for LinkedIn marketing campaigns. To manage your LinkedIn preferences, visit https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

 

 

 

Business Online Support Service (BOSS) Cookies

Cookie name

Description

BNIS_x-bni-jas and x-bni-ja

DDoS Prevention for the browser session.

MoodleSession

This is an essential session cookie. You must allow this cookie in your browser to provide continuity and to remain logged in when browsing the site

__adal_ca

Adalyzer cookie stores traffic source/campaign data, for the purposes of being able to see which advertising campaign drove a user to visit our site.

__adal_cw

Adalyzer cookie stores visit timestamp data, for the purpose of tying back conversion events to earlier visits.

__adal_id

Adalyzer cookie stores the device ID (generated), in order to uniquely identify a device.

_fbp We use Facebook Pixels to support conversion tracking, for optimisation and remarketing purposes. For information on how to opt out visit:
https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
_ga This helps us count how many people visit BOSS by tracking if you’ve visited before

 

 

Food and Drink Cookies

Cookie name Description
_fbp , fr and tr We use Facebook Pixels to support conversion tracking, for optimisation and remarketing purposes. For information on how to opt out visit:
https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

 

 

Helo Blod Cookies

Cookie name Description
_fbp , fr and tr We use Facebook Pixels to support conversion tracking, for optimisation and remarketing purposes. For information on how to opt out visit:
https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

 

Export Campaign Cookies 

Cookie name Description
bcookie/ BizoID/ bscookie/ lidc / UserMatchHistory The LinkedIn Insight Tags – These are lightweight JavaScript tags that provide conversion tracking, retargeting, and web analytics for LinkedIn marketing campaigns. To manage your LinkedIn preferences, visit https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

 

Superfast Business Wales 

First-Party Cookies

Name Description 
rl_cookie_test* This is used to check if cookies are enabled on the browser.
rl_visitor_history This is an ID used for attributing chat events.
sifi_user_id This is an ID dropped by Simpli.fi. If this is not present, Capture JS will drop the cookie with an ID fetched from Simpli.fi (a.k.a. the vendor user ID).

Third-Party Cookies

Name Description
RlocalOptOut This cookie indicates that the user has opted out of being tracked, and its presence will stop the initialization of Capture JS globally. This cookie can be set by visiting our opt-out link.
sifi_user_id This is an ID dropped by Simpli.fi. If this is not present, Capture JS will drop the cookie with an ID fetched from Simpli.fi (a.k.a. the vendor user ID).
test* This is used to check if cookies are enabled for third-party domains on the browser.
visitor_id This is an ID used to attribute a visit to an impression pixel.

* These cookies will be present regardless of which privacy selection was made by the visitor.


Session Storage
First-Party Session Storage

Name     Description
capturePrivacyNotice* This will stop Capture JS from displaying the privacy banner after the user clicks Decline.
RLEU* This is a flag to indicate that the visitor is from the EU / UK. CaptureCode will not run when such a visitor is on a non-EU client's website.
RlocalSessionOptOut* This is used to store the "RlocalOptOut" cookie's value for faster lookup on subsequent page navigation.
rl_capture_post_url* This is used to prevent tracking duplicate CVTs/Web Event after a form submission.
rl_on_click_deferred_cvts* This is used to temporarily hold CVT/Web Event data when it cannot be immediately sent up to the API.
rl_storage_test* This is used to check if web storage is enabled on the browser.
THIRD_PARTY_COOKIE_ACCESS_DENIED* This is used to prevent duplicated metrics when third-party cookies are disabled.
THIRD_PARTY_WEB_STORAGE_ACCESS_DENIED*     This is used to prevent duplicated metrics when third-party web storage is disabled.


Third-Party Session Storage

Name     Description
test* This is used to check if web storage is enabled for third-party domains on the browser.

First-Party and Third-Party Session Storage
These items are duplicated across first-party and third-party session storage for browser compatibility reasons.

Name     Description
rl_campaign* This is used to maintain campaign data for the current session.

* These items will be present regardless of which privacy selection was made by the visitor.

 

Local Storage
Note that the expiry of these items is dependent on the browser's privacy settings.

First-Party Local Storage

Name     Description
captureImpliedConsentNotice This will stop Capture JS from displaying the implied consent banner after the user clicks the X button. This is a separate entity from the privacy banner.
capturePrivacyNotice This will stop Capture JS from displaying the privacy banner after the user clicks Accept. Note the difference from the same key in session storage.
capture_base_site_id* This is used to keep track of which site ID is running on the page, and it is mainly used for clients that run multiple site IDs on the same domain.
capture_override_site_id* An override site ID will take precedence over the base site ID. This will mainly be used for clients that run multiple site IDs on the same domain.
rl_initial_page_uri* This is the URL of the client's website that the visitor initially landed on.
rl_initial_referrer* This is the referrer that initially landed the visitor onto the client's website. The "rl_initial_" values are used when Capture JS does not get a chance to initialize on the landing page (e.g. the privacy banner is ignored, user changes pages too quickly, etc).
rl_last_known_activity_at* Certain items are relevant for a limited window of time. This is used to check if that window is open.
rl_os* This is used to save the user's OS for metric purposes.

 

Third-Party Local Storage

Name     Description
test* This is used to check if web storage is enabled for third-party domains on the browser.

 

First-Party and Third-Party Local Storage
These items are duplicated across first-party and third-party local storage for browser compatibility reasons.

Key     Description
bot_type This legacy item is not in use today.
history_campaign This is used to store the campaign data of the current visit.
history_referrer_type This is used to store the referrer type by which the visitor landed on the client's site (e.g. DIRECT, SEARCH, etc).
last_activity_at Certain items are relevant for a limited window of time. This is used to check if that window is open.
override_site_id* An override site ID will take precedence over the base site ID. This will mainly be used for clients that run multiple site IDs on the same domain.
sifi_user_id This is an ID dropped by Simpli.fi. If this is not present, Capture JS will drop the cookie with an ID fetched from Simpli.fi (a.k.a. the vendor user ID).
visitor_id This is an ID unique to the visitor. Note that the same visitor will have a different ID per client's site.
visit_id This is an ID for the current visit session, which can last anywhere between 30 minutes and indefinitely.

* These items will be present regardless of which privacy selection was made by the visitor.