This page explains how we use 'cookies' (text files placed on your computer) to collect information about visitors to our website.
Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps to:
- provide you with a good experience when you use our website; and
- allows us to make improvements to our website.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We use the following cookies on our website:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit developmentbank.wales by tracking if you’ve visited before|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made|
|_utma||Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to developmentbank .wales or to a certain page|
|_utmb||This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on developmentbank .wales|
|_utmc||This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser|
|_utmz||This tells us how you reached developmentbank .wales (for example, from another website or a search engine)|
Cookie control widget
|development-bank-of-wales_cookiecontrol||Stores your cookie control preference. This is always set.|
|__atuvc||Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons|
|__atuvs||Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons|
|_hjClosedSurveyInvites||This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.|
|_hjDonePolls||This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.|
|_hjMinimizedPolls||This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.|
|_hjDoneTestersWidgets||This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.|
|_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets||This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimised when the visitor navigates through your site.|
|_hjIncludedInSample||This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.|
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.