Cyber Centre of Excellence
for Local Public Services
Cookies and Tracking
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
Our organisation utilises Force24’s marketing automation platform. Force24 cookies are first party cookies and are enabled at the point of cookie acceptance on this website. The cookies are named below:
They allow us to understand our audience engagement thus allowing better optimisation of marketing activity.
f24_autoId – This is a temporary identifier on a local machine or phone browser that helps us track anonymous information to be later married up with f24_personid. If this is left anonymous it will be deleted after 6 months . Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
f24_personId – This is an ID generated per individual contact in the Force24 system to be able to track behaviour and form submissions into the Force24 system from outside sources per user. This is used for personalisation and ability to segment decisions for further communications. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
The information stored by Force24 cookies remains anonymous until:
- Our website is visited via clicking from an email or SMS message, sent via the Force24 platform and cookies are accepted on the website.
- A user of the website completes a form containing email address from either your website or your Force24 landing pages.
- The Force24 cookies will remain on a device for 10 years unless they are deleted.
Device & browser type and open statistics
All emails have a tracking pixel ( a tiny invisible image ) with a query string in the URL. Within the URL we have user details to identify who opened an email for statistical purposes.
All links within emails and SMS messages sent from the Force24 platform contain a unique tracking reference, this reference help us identify who clicked an email for statistical purposes.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
- _ga: This cookie is used to distinguish users on your website. It calculates visitor, session, and campaign data and keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. It has a default expiration time of two years.
- _gid: This cookie is used to distinguish users on your website. It is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages visited. It has a default expiration time of 24 hours.
- _gat: This cookie limits the user requests and expires in one minute.
- AMP_TOKEN: This cookie assigns a unique Client ID to each user visiting your website. Its expiration time is between 30 seconds to one year.
- _gac_<property-id>: This cookie collects information about ad campaigns if linked with Google Ads. It expires in 90 days.
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