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.
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
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.
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.
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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.