Cookie policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer when you browse the internet to remember certain information e.g. items in your basket or if you’re logged in.

What does this cookie policy cover?

This policy covers our website skillsforcare.org.uk. 

How cookies are used on Skills for Care’s website

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We do this to help improve the quality of the content for visitors and ensure you can find what you need.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • what pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site.

We don’t collect or store any personal information so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We also do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

These are the cookies that Google place on our website:

Name

Purpose

Expires

_ga

This helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before

2 years

_gat

Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made

10 Minutes

_gid

This helps us count how many people visit our website by tracking if you’ve visited before

24 Hours

Measuring website usage (Hotjar)

We use Hotjar software to help us to track behaviour across pages so we can understand how you use our website, enabling us to develop and maintain our service with user feedback. The cookies carry no personally identifiable information.

Hotjar stores information about:

  • where you interact with our site
  • how you interact with our site
  • the order you look at pages
  • what device you use to access our site.

You can opt-out of Hotjar at https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out

These are the cookies that Hotjar place on our website:

Name

Purpose

Expires

_hjIncludedInSample

This cookie lets Hotjar know whether you're included in the sample which is used to generate heatmaps, funnels, recordings and form usage.  

2 years