Cookies

This service puts small files (known as 'cookies') onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • Measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs.
  • Prevent malicious system usage.
  • Remember notifications you've seen so we do not show them to you again.

How cookies are used

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect information about how you use Submit a GAR. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • The pages you visit on Submit a GAR
  • How long you spend on each Submit a GAR page
  • How you got to the site
  • What you click on while you're visiting the site

Name

Purpose

Expires

_ga

This helps us count how many people visit Submit a GAR by tracking if you’ve visited before

2 years

_gid

This helps us count how many people visit Submit a GAR by tracking if you’ve visited before

24 hours

_gat

Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made

10 minutes

Security cookies

We set some security related cookies to ensure actions performed under your account on Submit a GAR are actions performed by you.

Name

Purpose

Expires

csrftoken

Contains a string of random characters that is required to perform actions and that an attacker cannot guess

1 year

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit Submit a GAR. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name

Purpose

Expires

seen_cookie_message

Saves a message to let us know that you've seen our cookie message

1 month

Session information

In order to improve usability and retain information about your account and privileges, we store a unique identifier for each session.

Name

Purpose

Expires

sess_id

Saves a unique identifier which the system can use to show you the correct information

1 hour