Cookies and privacy
This pages describes our cookies and privacy policies for the Check Your Pay website.
We put small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.
Cookies are used to:
- remember your progress
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
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.
Our introductory message
You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit this site. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.
|cookieMessage||Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our message||1 month|
Measuring website usage
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the website. 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
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store personal information 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:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||10 minutes|
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.
Improving the campaign
Where government uses advertising, we want to make sure that this money is well spent. To help measure this, these cookies are used on pages which are being marketed.
We use the following cookies:
|IDE, ANID, NID||One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. Another is stored in google.com and is called ANID. We use other cookies with names such as DSID, FLC, AID, TAID, and exchange_uid. Other Google properties, like YouTube, may also use these cookies to show you more relevant ads. See https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US for details||2 years|
|_gcl_aw, _gcl_dc||To store ad click information (only if remarketing cookies are enabled), generate unique IDs for visitors to remember preferences and track and gather statistics and conversion rates through the website.||90 days|
|gcl_au||Used by Google DoubleClick segment users into audience types and attribute campaign performance to your actions on this website, including conversions.||90 days|
You can opt out of DoubleClick cookies.
|Facebook Pixel||To track the effectiveness of our online advertising||28 days|
When you first accessed the Check Your Pay website a pop-up banner asked if you were happy to accept the Facebook Pixel. If you selected ‘no’ then this won’t be stored on your computer. If you selected ‘yes’ and you’ve changed your mind, you can opt out of Facebook cookies.
We collect certain information or data about you when you use this website. This includes your IP address, details of which version of web browser you used, and information on how you use the site.
This helps us to improve the site by monitoring how you use it. We can’t personally identify you using your data.
Keeping your data secure
Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data. Any data you transmit is at your own risk.
We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.
Disclosing your information
Links to other websites
Following a link to this website from another website