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

Sell2wales

 

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