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Cookies are used to:

remember your progress measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs

This online form's cookie isn’t used to identify you personally.

You'll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

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How cookies are used on this online form

We will store a cookie to remember your progress on this computer and to expire your session after 30 minutes of inactivity or when you close your browser.

Name Purpose Expires
_sessionId Saves your current progress in this computer and tracks inactivity periods After 30 minutes of inactivity or when you close your browser

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this online form. We do this to help make sure this online form is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can't be used to identify who you are.

We do not 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 this online form 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit this online form 24 hours
_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 how many of our visitors are new to this online form or to a certain page 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on this online form 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 online form (for example from another website or a search engine) 6 months

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