Radiation Protection Services

phe-protectionservices.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

phe-protectionservices.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.

 

How cookies are used on phe-protectionservices.org.uk

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use phe-protectionservices.org.uk. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on phe-protectionservices.org.uk - how long you spend on each phe-protectionservices.org.uk page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

We don't collect or store your personal information (eg 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:

Name Purpose Expires
_utma Determines the number of unique visitors to the site 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This provides information about how you reached the site (eg from another website or a search engine) 6 months
GDS_successEvents and GDS_analyticsTokens These help us identify how you use phe-protectionservices.org.uk so we can make the site better 4 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

 

YouTube videos

We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

Name Purpose Expires
_use_hitbox This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser When you close your browser
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos 9 months

 

e-commerce and account management

Name Purpose Expires
PHPSESSID

Used to differentiate between the different people using the site, and therefore which basket items and customer details to show each user. We don't use it for analytics, tracking, or marketing purposes.

When you close your browser