Scienopsis.com puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse our site.
Cookies are used to:
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
- remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
Scienopsis.com cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.
You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.
Find out more about how to manage cookies.
How cookies are used on Scienopsis.com
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use Scienopsis.com. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements on user experience.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit on Scienopsis.com
- how long you spend on each Scienopsis.com page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
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:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||This helps us count how many people visit GOV.UK by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made||10 minutes|
|_utma||Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to GOV.UK or to a certain page||2 years|
|_utmb||This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on GOV.UK||30 minutes|
|_utmc||This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser||when you close your browser|
|_utmz||This tells us how you reached GOV.UK (for example from another website or a search engine)||6 months|
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.
Our introductory message
You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit Scienopsis.com. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.
Making secure connections to websites
We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.
|_use_hitbox||This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser||When you close your browser|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos||9 months|
Browser upgrade prompt
We log a cookie the first time you visit Scienopsis.com to let us know you’ve visited once.
If you’re using an out-of-date browser the next time you visit, we’ll show you a message suggesting you upgrade.
We’ll also save a cookie that lets us know you don’t want to see the prompt if you dismiss it.
Our performance survey
We select some users to take part in a performance survey. If you take part, or dismiss the survey, we’ll save a cookie that lets us know you’ve seen the message so that we don’t show it to you again.
We use SurveyMonkey to collect responses to the survey. If you take part, SurveyMonkey will save extra cookies to your computer to track your progress through it.
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