Cookies

GovWifi puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer.

Cookies are used to:

  • keep your session open
  • avoid malicious requests
  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs

Find out how to manage cookies.

Essential cookies

These cookies are required for GovWifi to operate. We do not need to ask permission to use them.

Name Purpose Expires
cookie_preferences_set Let us know whether you've already set your cookies preferences. 1 year
cookie_preferences Let us know what your cookie preferences are. 1 year
_govwifi_admin_session Used to keep you logged in When the browsing session ends

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect anonymised information about how you use GovWifi. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

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’re visiting the site
  • the device and browser you’re using

We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit GovWifi by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid his helps us count how many people visit GovWifi by tracking if you’ve visited before 3 days