UKCP puts small files (known as cookies) onto your computer to collect information about how you use 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

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on UKCP

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit UKCP. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
ukcp_cookie_message Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message 1 year

Session Id

In order to gain access to products you must login. This cookie is used to show you have logged in.

Name Purpose Expires
ukcp_session_id This is a 'session identifier' which allows the site to recognise you When you close your browser or log out

Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use. For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.

Name Purpose Expires
_ga Google Analytics cookies used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request. 2 Years
_gid 24 Hours
_gat Google Analytics cookie used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites 10 Minutes

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA to prevent spam requests on our public web forms.

Name Purpose Expires
PREF These are essential site cookies, used by the Google reCAPTCHA. These cookies use a unique identifier for tracking purposes.
NID 6 Months
HSID 2 Years