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The great.gov.uk website uses cookies. These enable the website to provide more appropriate information to you, for example, by not asking for the same information on multiple occasions.

The website uses Google Analytics, which sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

The Google Analytics cookies used on great.gov.uk are:

Name Expires Purpose
_ga after 2 years to distinguish users
_gid after 24 hours to distinguish users
_gat after one minute to limit requests to Google Analytics


Additional cookies are set for users of the Find a Buyer service and the Find a Supplier service. These are:

Name Expires Purpose
sessionid after 2 weeks maintains the session id
sso_display_logged_in after 2 weeks maintains login status for display
django_language after one year maintains language choice
disable_geoloaction after one year prevents changing the user's experience depending on their country


Find more information on cookies set by Google Analytics on the Google Developers website.