Cookies policy

We use 'cookies' (text files placed on your computer) to collect information about visitors to our website.  

Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website.  This helps to:

  • provide you with a good experience when you use our website; and
  • allows us to make improvements to our website. 

[By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.] 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies on our website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies.  These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.  They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. 
  • Analytical/performance cookies.  They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it.  This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 
  • Functionality cookies.  These are used to recognise you when you return to our website.  This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies.  These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed.  We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.  We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

  You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Universal analytics

Cookie name     Purpose                        
_ga                                                                                                  This helps us count how many people visit developmentbank.wales by tracking if you’ve visited before
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made

 

Google Analytics

Cookie name Purpose
_utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to developmentbank .wales or to a certain page
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on developmentbank .wales
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser
_utmz This tells us how you reached developmentbank .wales (for example, from another website or a search engine)

 

Cookie control widget

Cookie name Purpose
development-bank-of-wales_cookiecontrol Stores your cookie control preference. This is always set.

 

Add this

Cookie name Purpose
__atuvc Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons
__atuvs Used by the AddThis social sharing buttons

 

Drupal cookies

Cookie name Purpose
has_js Drupal uses this cookie to indicate whether or not the visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled.

 

Communigator cookies

Cookie name Purpose
wow.session IIS Session Code
wow.anonymousid Anonymous Visitor ID
wow.schedule Load Balance Session Queue
wow.utmvalues Stores the UTM values for the session
wow.trackingdata CommuniGator encrypted identifier for the session
wow.data Encrypted GatorMail identification
ASPXAUTH CommuniGator Product Authentication
ASP.NET_SessionId IIS Session cookie

 

Hotjar cookies

Cookie name Purpose 
_hjClosedSurveyInvites This cookie is set once a visitor interacts with a Survey invitation modal popup. It is used to ensure that the same invite does not re-appear if it has already been shown.
_hjDonePolls This cookie is set once a visitor completes a poll using the Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the same poll does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
_hjMinimizedPolls This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Feedback Poll widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimizes when the visitor navigates through your site.
_hjDoneTestersWidgets This cookie is set once a visitor submits their information in the Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the same form does not re-appear if it has already been filled in.
_hjMinimizedTestersWidgets This cookie is set once a visitor minimizes a Recruit User Testers widget. It is used to ensure that the widget stays minimised when the visitor navigates through your site.
_hjIncludedInSample This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

 

[Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.  These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies]

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.