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Cookies and how we use them

The GDC websites use cookies. A cookie is a piece of information, like a tag, which some websites create to enable the web server to collect information from your computer. In doing so some cookies collect data such as your IP address or location information which under the General Data Protection Regulation are your personal data.

The cookies we use log your progress through the site and record how you accessed it. We use the statistical information collected in cookies to improve our content. Some cookies are, however, essential for our websites to work and cannot be disabled.

Setting your preferences

Below, we have listed the cookies we use on our public web products. We have highlighted those which are optional and which you are choosing to activate if you agree to their use.

To change your cookie preference, use the button below to display our cookie banner and select your desired option. Your preferences will be set for all websites within the primary website *.gdc-uk.org as detailed below.

The cookies we use

GDC website

www.gdc-uk.org

Cookie name

Purpose

Persistent or Session

_ga

Used by google analytics to distinguish users. Optional.

Persistent 
(2 years)

_gid

Used by google analytics to distinguish users. Optional.

Persistent 
(1 day)

_gat

Used by google analytics to throttle request rate. Optional.

Session 
(1 minute)

GDC_cookieconsent_status

Used by GDC to record your selected cookie preference. Not essential but would result in cookie message being displayed on every visit if not selected. Optional.

Persistent 
(365 days)

​ __cfduid

​ Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. Essential.

​Persistent (1 year)

Contact us

contactus.gdc-uk.org

Cookie name

Purpose

Persistent or Session

_ga

Used by google analytics to distinguish users. Optional.

Persistent 
(2 years)

_gid

Used by google analytics to distinguish users. Optional.

Persistent 
(1 day)

_gat

Used by google analytics to throttle request rate. Optional.

Session 
(1 minute)

GDC_cookieconsent_status

Used by GDC to record your selected cookie preference. Not essential but would result in cookie message being displayed on every visit if not selected. Optional.

Persistent 
(365 days)

Standards

standards.gdc-uk.org

Cookie name

Purpose

Persistent or Session

_ga

Used by google analytics to distinguish users. Optional.

Persistent 
(2 years)

_gid

Used by google analytics to distinguish users. Optional.

Persistent 
(1 day)

_gat

Used by google analytics to throttle request rate. Optional.

Session 
(1 minute)

GDC_cookieconsent_status

Used by GDC to record your selected cookie preference. Not essential but would result in cookie message being displayed on every visit if not selected. Optional.

Persistent 
(365 days)

Online Register

olr.gdc-uk.org

Cookie name

Purpose

Persistent or Session

_ga

Used by google analytics to distinguish users. Optional.

Persistent 
(2 years)

_gid

Used by google analytics to distinguish users. Optional.

Persistent 
(1 day)

_gat

Used by google analytics to throttle request rate. Optional.

Session 
(1 minute)

GDC_cookieconsent_status

Used by GDC to record your selected cookie preference. Not essential but would result in cookie message being displayed on every visit if not selected. Optional.

Persistent 
(365 days)