Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your device when you access a website. It allows the website to recognise your device and store some information about your preferences or activity.

UKAD makes limited use of cookies to help make sure you get the best experience on our website:

First Party Cookies

UKAD cookies

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). This Website may use two types of cookies (small data files placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website): a "session cookie," which expires immediately when you end your browsing session and a "persistent cookie," which stores information on your hard drive so when you end your browsing session and return to this website later, the cookie information is still available.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of this Website and any e-mails sent to you may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened our e-mails.
UKAD Cookies
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
ApplicationGatewayAffinity End of the browser session Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize the user experience.
ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS End of the browser session  This cookie is used in context with load balancing - This optimizes the response rate between the visitor and the site, by distributing the traffic load on multiple network links or servers.
cookie-agreed-version 30 days Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
cookie-agreed 30 days Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
cookie-agreed-categories 30 days Stores the user's cookie categories information.

 

Third Party Cookies

UKAD uses Google Analytics to help determine how a user entered our site, which topics are most popular and other aspects that help us better our site over time.

Google Analytics cookies
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gid 1 day Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

 

Youtube cookies
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
IDE 1 year Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
test_cookie 1 day Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE  179 days Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
YSC End of the browser session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTu be the user has seen.
yt.innertube::nextId Persistent Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt.innertube::requests Persistent Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt-remote-cast-installed End of the browser session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-connected-devices Persistent Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-device-id Persistent Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-fast-check-period End of the browser session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-app End of the browser session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-session-name End of the browser session Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.

Managing cookies

You can restrict or block cookies which are set by websites through your browser settings. Your browser Help function should tell you how. Or you can visit the website All About Computer Cookies which provides general information on cookies as well as details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies will affect how well the UKAD website functions and what features you can use.

For more details on the personal data that we use and the measures we have in place to protect your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Notice.

Change your cookie preferences here.