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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

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

Desciption

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

to do with DDOS prevention etc. These are limited to the boss application subdomain and last only for the browser session.

MoodleSession

 This is limited to the boss application subdomain and lasts only for the browser session to assist in security..

__adal_ca, __adal_cw and __adal_id

from Azure AD, applying to the .gov.wales domain and with 6 month, 5 days and 2 year durations

_fbp

Facebook tracking cookie (!) which is not something that we know anything about, so where this is coming from is anyone’s guess. It’s valid across the whole .gov.wales domain for 3 months.  This might have been set by Facebook integration on the wider Business Wales or Welsh Government websites.

_ga

Google Analytics tracking cookie – there are two set, one for the .gov.wales domain and one for businesswales.gov.wales domain, and these both have a duration of 2 years.

Conversion pixel