Last updated: 7 November 2019

Cookie Policy

Find out what cookies are and how they are used on this website

Like many websites, the High Streets Task Force website uses small files called cookies to help provide the best possible online experience for you.

This page will tell you what cookies are and what they do, how we use them and how you can control your cookie preferences.

 

What are cookies?

When you use this service, we put small files called cookies onto your device.

We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how you use our platform to help us make improvements to it.

They do not collect or store your information, so we cannot identify you from them.

You can remove cookies from your device at any time, and your device will automatically delete expired cookies.

 

What types of cookies do we use?

We use performance cookies to track general usage of the website, to help us improve it and therefore your experience. They:

  • tell us if you’ve been on our website before
  • help us understand if there are problems on the website or if you can’t find what you’re looking for
  • track your behaviour so we can find out what content you’re most interested in

Any performance cookies we use collect anonymised data to protect your identity. We don’t collect any data on age, gender, sex, political or religious beliefs, nationality, or postcodes through cookies.

The performance cookies on High Streets Task Force are set by us. Google Analytics is an example of a first party cookie used for performance. Other organisations can’t access your data or view cookies used by our website, and we do not sell your data to any third parties. We also do not allow Google to share our analytics data.

 

How long will they persist on my browser?

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name

Function

Expires

_ga

Collects information about how you use this website

2 years

_gid

Used to distinguish users

24 hours

_gat

Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_property-id

1 minute

AMP_TOKEN

Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID Service

30 seconds to 1 year

_gac_property-id

Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out

90 days

 

How to reject cookies, and how to subsequently change the status regarding the cookies.

On the High Streets Task Force website, we only use performance cookies after you have given your consent. If you don’t give your permission, we will only collect basic, essential cookies.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

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

Please note, we aren’t responsible for the information or the setting of cookies on these external websites.