Cookies notice

This page describes our cookies policy for www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk.

www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer. Find out more about how to manage cookies.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site
  • how long you spend on the site
  • how long you spend on each link page you click through to
  • What you click on once at the page you’ve clicked through to

We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Universal Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes

Google Analytics

Name Purpose Expires
_utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk or to a certain page 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached this website (e.g. from another website or a search engine) 6 months

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
cookies_accepted Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message 1 month

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