TV and Radio Fillers

Cookies notice

Date last modified: 23rd May 2018

The TV and Radio Fillers website (communication.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/fillers) 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
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

You can find out more about how to manage cookies, including how to delete and block them, on the Information Commission Officer’s (ICO) website.

How cookies are used on the TV and Radio Fillers website

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this site. 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 the site
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

It doesn’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Expires
_ga 2 years
_gat 10 minutes
_gid 24 hours

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our introductory cookie message

When you first visit this website you should see a pop-up warning message that the site uses cookies. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Expires
cookies_accepted 2 months

Website registration (WordPress)

This website is built using the WordPress content management system. WordPress uses the following cookies to enable registered users to log into the website:

Name Expires
wordpress_test_cookie When you close your browser
wordpress_logged_in_[ID] When you close your browser
wordpress_sec_[ID] When you close your browser

Homepage Twitter timeline

If you click on our homepage timeline Twitter may receive information including the homepage URL, your IP address, browser type, operating system, and cookie information.

Twitter will never associate this web browsing history with users’ names, email addresses, phone numbers, or Twitter handles, and they delete, obfuscate, or aggregate it after no longer than 30 days.

Twitter sets the following cookies:

Name Expires
_twitter_sess When you close your browser
ct0 6 hours
external_referer 1 week
guest_id 2 years
personalization_id 2 years

Twitter also own the cdn.syndication.twimg.com domain which places the following language cookie, enabling Twitter to determine the language settings of your browser, to better show you relevant information in the right language.

Name Expires
lang When you close your browser

Read Twitter’s Privacy Policy.

YouTube videos

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

Name Expires
GPS 30 minutes
PREF 2 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 9 months
YSC When you close your browser
remote_sid When you close your browser

Read YouTube’s Privacy Policy.

Radio filler streaming (Soundcloud)

We use the Soundcloud streaming platform to host our radio fillers and then stream them via the embedded Soundcloud players on this site. As part of this service Soundcloud set the following cookie:

Name Expires
sc_anonymous_id 10 years

Soundcloud also employ a service called ScorecardResearch. ScorecardResearch set the following cookies to count when a user has visited the page containing the embedded Soundcloud player. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored on servers in the United States, but the IP address will be obfuscated. This is sufficient to identify (approximately) the country from which you are accessing the players, but is not sufficient to identify you, or your computer or mobile device, individually.

Name Expires
UID 2 years
UIDR 2 years

Read more on the Soundcloud Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy pages.

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