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Cookie Policy

Details about cookies on Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

The Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the website. 

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. 

Cookies tell us if your computer or device has visited the website before. They help us understand how the website is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. 

Cookies help us remember what notifications we send you and make our general communications relevant to you and your interests. 

Changes made to this policy can be identified by the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page. Any changes to how your cookie data is processed will be promptly reflected in this policy and will immediately apply to you and your data. If these changes affect how your data is processed, the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists team will take reasonable steps to let you know. Accepting all cookies via our website banner activates those cookie settings that are listed as optional on the settings page (that is, not ‘strictly necessary’). Your activation of all optional cookies lasts for 3 months and the banner will appear again. This gives you the opportunity to regularly re-visit and adjust your decision.

Find out more about how to manage cookies, including how to delete and block them, on the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists website. To learn more about how we protect and process your information see our Privacy Notice.

There are two areas of Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists: the Guidance area (which includes the home page) and the Registration area (“The Register”). These areas both use optional cookies which we distinguish below. We use Google Forms to collect responses to the user feedback on the guidance and register home pages. These forms do not use cookies.

The Guidance area

These pages provide context on the purpose, role and statutory responsibilities of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the guidance area of the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists website.

NamePurposExpires
AWSALBAllows us to deliver the service seamlessly from multiple services using a load balancer. The cookie records which server cluster is serving you1 week
AWSALBCORSAllows us to deliver the service seamlessly from multiple services using a load balancer. The cookie records which server cluster is serving you.1 week

Cookies message

You may see a banner when you visit this area of the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists website inviting you to accept cookies or review your settings. We’ll set cookies so that your computer knows you’ve seen this banner and not to show it again, and also to store your settings.

NamePurposeExpires
seen_cookie_messageLets us know that you’ve seen our cookie message1 month

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use the guidance area of the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists website. We do this to help make sure the website is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this area of the website.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the website
  • the pages you visit on Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the website

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

NamePurposeExpires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit the Register for Consultant’s Lobbyist website by tracking if you’ve visited before2 years
_gidThis helps us count how many people visit the Register for Consultant’s Lobbyist website by tracking if you’ve visited before24 hours
_gatUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made1 minute

Find out more about opting out of Google Analytics cookies.

The Registration area

These pages are supported by a third party database, Salesforce, which uses cookies to enable registered users to log into areas of the website.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for our database to securely manage the details of lobbyists registering on the website.

NamePurposeExpires

BrowserId_sec

Used to log secure browser sessions/visits for internal-only security use cases.

1 year

BrowserId

Used to log browser sessions/visits for internal-only security use cases.
1 year
pctrkUsed to count page views by unauthenticated users against license usage.Session
instUsed to optimize routing to the user’s instanceSession

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use the guidance area of the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists website. We do this to help make sure the website is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this area of the website.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the website
  • the pages you visit on Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the website

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

NamePurposeExpires
_gaThis helps us count how many people visit the Register for Consultant’s Lobbyist website by tracking if you’ve visited before2 years
_gidThis helps us count how many people visit the Register for Consultant’s Lobbyist website by tracking if you’ve visited before24 hours
_gatUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made1 minute

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Change your cookie options

To change which cookies you’re happy for us to use, you need to make changes for each area of the website.

  • Change settings for Guidance pages
  • Change settings for the Registration pages

Last updated 05 February 2021