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Details about cookies on the F gas service

The F gas service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Find out more about the cookies we use, what they’re for and when they expire.

Cookies that measure website usage

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use the F gas service. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site and to government digital services.

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on the F gas service and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

Name Purpose Expires
_ga These help us count how many people visit the F gas service by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid These help us count how many people visit the F gas service by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
_gat_UA-XXXXXXXX-X (where XXX is a random key) Google Analytics cookie to throttle the request rate. 1 minute

Google isn’t allowed to use or share our analytics data.

Cookies that remember your settings

These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the F gas service.

Strictly necessary cookies

Cookies message

You may see a banner when you visit the F gas service inviting you to accept or reject. We’ll set cookies so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and not to show it again, and also to store your settings.

Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_message Lets us know that you’ve seen our cookie message 1 year
cookie_policy_fgs Lets us know that you’ve saved your cookie consent settings 1 year

Anti Forgery Token

The F gas service uses an anti forgery token to help secure the service

Name Purpose Expires (where xxx is a random key) Used to help secure the service Expires on next request

Your Progress when using the F Gas service

When you use the F Gas service, we'll set a cookie to remember your progress through the forms. These cookies do not store your personal data and are deleted once you've completed the transaction.

Name Purpose Expires
.MyApplication Session identifier 60 minutes

Change your settings

You can change which cookies you’re happy for us to use.

Last Updated 23 September 2021