What are cookies?
Benefits of cookies
Some of the cookies on iow.gov.uk are used to remember things you have specifically selected, such as closing or opening the search panel, dismissing notification banners.
Other cookies help us understand how people browse the website. We use Google Analytics for this. The data we collect with Google Analytics is anonymous. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.
Cookies won’t harm your device. They don't identify you or take any personal details. We track how you interact with our website, but the data collected is anonymous.
Cookie consent lifespan
When you give consent to any cookies on the website, a 30 day lifespan is given on your device. After this time the consent will expire and you will be shown the cookie consent banner again. This could be subject to change, but you will always be notified prior to any changes.
They allow us to collect information such as
- how many people visit the website
- what browsers they use
- how long they stay for
Understanding how people browse iow.gov.uk can help us identify areas that we need to improve, or fix problems.
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These are essential cookies do things like remember your cookie preferences and they can't be turned off.
Cookies set by third parties
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