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.

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

Session cookies

We store session cookies on your computer to help keep your information secure.

Name Purpose Expires
_govwifi_admin_session Used to keep you logged in When the browsing session ends

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit GovWifi. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_message Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message 1 month