Cookies policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The cookies on orr.gov.uk are not used to identify you personally.

If you no longer want to use cookies on this website, you can opt-out. You can opt-in again if you wish.

How we use your information

We use cookies to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

The cookies we use

The tables below explain the cookies we use and how.

First party cookies

Cookie nameDomain Duration prior to expirationDescription
SQ_SYSTEM_SESSION   Session Matrix session cookie
_ga orr.gov.uk 2 years Google Analytics cookie
APISID google.com 1 yrs 11 months 22 days Google Analytics cookie
CONSENT .google.com 10 yrs Google Analytics cookie
GTM-XSRF-TOKEN tagmanager.google.com SESSION GTM cookie
HSID .google.com 1 yrs 11 months 22 days Google Analytics cookie
NID .google.com 6 months Google Analytics cookie
SAPISID .google.com 1 yrs 11 months 22 days Google Analytics cookie
SID .google.com 1 yrs 11 months 22 days Google Analytics cookie
SSID .google.com 1 yrs 11 months 22 days Google Analytics cookie
__utma .linkedin.com 1 yrs 6 months LinkedIn cookie
__utmz .linkedin.com 49 days LinkedIn cookie
_ga .linkedin.com 1 yrs 11 months 22 days LinkedIn cookie
_ga .tagmanager.google.com 2 years GTM cookie
_gid .tagmanager.google.com 1 day GTM cookie
_gid .orr.gov.uk 1 day Google Analytics cookie
_lipt .linkedin.com 29 days LinkedIn cookie
_vwo_uuid_v2 .orr.gov.uk 1 year 1 day  
bcookie .linkedin.com 1 year 3 months 19 days LinkedIn cookie
cdl1 .orr.gov.uk 2 years 6 months 25 days  
lang .linkedin.com SESSION LinkedIn cookie
liap .linkedin.com 1 year LinkedIn cookie

Third party cookies

Cookie nameDomain Duration prior to expirationDescription
_ga .twitter.com 10 months 20 days Twitter cookie
guest_id .twitter.com 1 year 3 months 24 days Twitter cookie
netpu .twitter.com 1 year 8 months 21 days Twitter cookie
personalization_id .twitter.com 1 year 10 months 24 days Twitter cookie
remember_checked_on .twitter.com 9 years 3 months Twitter cookie
twitter_ads_id .twitter.com 1 year 8 months 21 days Twitter cookie
lu .facebook.com 1 year 7 months 16 days Facebook cookie
sb .facebook.com 1 year 7 months 16 days Facebook cookie
lidc .facebook.com 3 months 28 days Facebook cookie
datr .facebook.com 1 year 11 months 18 days Facebook cookie
dats .facebook.com 4 months 15 days Facebook cookie
fr .facebook.com 2 months 29 days Facebook cookie
c_user .facebook.com 2 months 29 days Facebook cookie

Cookies for improving service

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites' behalf. This includes Google Analytics to measure and analyse information about the use of this website. Read Google's cookies policy and their privacy policy.

The analytics tools use cookies to provide statistical information about visits to pages and other information relating to usage of this website including the IP address of visitors and data about your browser type and computer operating system. The information gathered does not contain any personal information about you.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

More about cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

For more information about cookies (including how to turn them off), visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Further information