What are cookies? 

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.

Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space.

How we use cookies 

We use cookies to:

  • Make our website work, for example by keeping it secure
  • Measure how you use our website, such as which links you click on (analytics cookies)

Essential cookies 

These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our website and to use features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies some services may not function.

These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

CSRF tokenCRAFT_CSRF_TOKENA CSRF token is a unique, secret, unpredictable value that is generated by the website server and helps keep the site secure.
Cookie consent statusWJ_​_​cookieConsentStatusRemembers a user’s preference on whether they have opted in to receive non-essential cookies on this site.
Language preferencePK_​LangPreferenceRemembers a user’s preferred language if they toggle between English and Welsh versions of content
Google reCAPTCHA_GRECAPTCHAProvides spam protection via the Google reCAPTCHA risk analysis service
Dot Digital Chatcomapi.*Saves the visitor’s current Dot Digital chat status so it’s possible to tell if they’re returning to a conversation or not

Non-essential cookies 

Some cookies, like those used to measure how you use our website, are not needed for our website to work.

These cookies can help us make our website better, but we’ll only use them if you say it’s OK.

Google DoubleClick_​_​gadsProvides ad delivery and retargeting
Google Analytics_​ga, _ga_*Provides us with statistical data on the usage of our website, such as pageviews
Google AdsIDEUsed to display Google Ads