Cookies on GOV.UK Digital Service Platform

GOV.UK Digital Service Platform website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on your computer.

These cookies are used across the GOV.UK Digital Service Platform website.

We only set cookies when JavaScript is running in your browser and you’ve accepted them. If you choose not to run Javascript, the information on this page will not apply to you.

Find out how to manage cookies from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Essential cookies (strictly necessary)

We use an essential cookie to remember when you accept or reject cookies on our website.

Essential cookies we use
Name Purpose Expires
platform_cookies_policy Saves your cookie consent settings 1 year

Analytics cookies (optional)

We use Google Analytics software to understand how people use the GOV.UK Digital Service Platform website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you arrived at the site
  • what you click on while you visit the site
  • the device and browser you use
Analytics cookies we use
Name Purpose Expires
_ga Helps us count how many people visit the GOV.UK Digital Service Platform website by telling us if you’ve visited before. 2 years
_ga_LGKT9WEGY2 Used by Google Analytics to find and track an individual session with your device 2 years

Cookies on our mailing list sign up page

We use the Mailchimp platform to send email updates to people who register interest in using GOV.UK Digital Service Platform. Mailchimp uses cookies on the sign up page for the mailing list. For more information you can read the Mailchimp cookie statement.