Cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. These are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

What are cookies?

Cookies are used to improve services for you by:

  • enabling a service to recognise your computer so you don´t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • measuring how many people are using services, so that popular services can be made easier and faster to use
  • analysing anonymous data to help us understand how people interact with government services so we can make them better

What do cookies look like?

If you click on a cookie you´ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the website server that gave you the cookie.

How we use cookies

Trafficwatchni uses a variety of cookies. The page below provides more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

How to manage your cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by trafficwatchni, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Your browser is the way you access the internet for example Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari. The ‘Help' function within your browser should tell you how you can restrict or block cookies.

For information on how to restrict or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. Alternatively, you will also find details on how to restrict or delete cookies on a wide variety of browsers, as well as more general information about cookies, on the About Cookies website through the following link.

  • About Cookies website
  • Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the way our website works for you.

How we use cookies

The trafficwatchni site and some of the tools and services it links to use a number of cookies. These cookies are listed below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use trafficwatchni.  We do this to make sure it's meeting people´s needs and to understand how we could meet those needs better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal details such as your name or address. We cannot identify who you are.

We do not allow Google to use or share any information we collect with other third parties.

Name Typical Content Expires
__utma randomly generated number 2 years
__utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
__utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
__utmz randomly generated number 6 months

Further information on cookies set by Google Analytics

Trafficwatchni

Name Typical Content Expires
JSESSIONID randomly generated number when you close your browser
NIGOV randomly generated number when you close your browser

Other cookies served by and on behalf of Trafficwatchni and Northern Ireland government domains

Trafficwachni provides links to tools and service offered by websites owned by Northern Ireland government and other public sector organisations. Please note the list below is being currently updated as Trafficwatchni gathers more information from the government departments and organisations it works with.