Why and how the HFEA use cookies

The cookies used by the HFEA cannot be used to identify you personally. The cookies used on www.HFEA.gov.uk are only used for analytical and accessibility purposes.

Our analytic cookies are used to gauge the number of people who come to our site, and see what pages are viewed the most. This data helps us understand how visitors use the site and how best we can improve the user experience.

Other cookies on the site are for accessibility purposes. If a user increases the font size of the text on the website, then a cookie is used to remember their selection for the duration of their visit. 

We do not use cookies for marketing purposes, or to gather personal user information in any way. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Cookies used on this site

Cookies we use to measure site traffic

Cookie name: _utma
Purpose: allocates a unique ID number to each visitor to the site. This cookie expires after 2 years.

Cookie name: _utmb
Purpose: used to determine the length of time a visitor remains on the site. This cookie expires after 30 minutes.

Cookie name: _utmc
Purpose: used to determine the length of time a visitor remains on the site. This cookie expires when visitor closes their browser.

Cookie name: _utmz
Purpose: used to determines where a visitor has come from - directly or via a link, or from a search engine. This cookie expires after 6 months.

We use Google Analytics to help analyse the use of our website. For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites:

 

Cookies used to improve accessibility

Cookie name: Style
Purpose: allows visitors to the site to alter the size of text on the page and saves preference throughout their visit. Cookie expires when visitor closes their browser.

 

Turning off cookies

It is possible to block, turn off or delete cookies. This can be done through your web browser. The following website explains step by step what you can do:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit: