Cookie Policy

Details about cookies on the G7 UK website

G7 UK website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

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 site before. They help us understand how the site 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 G7 UK website 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 Information Commission Office’s website. To learn more about how we protect and process your information see our Privacy Notice.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the G7 UK website.

Name – AWSALB
Purpose – Allows us to deliver the service seamlessly from multiple services using a load balancer. The cookie records which server cluster is serving you
Expires – 1 week

Name – AWSALBCORS
Purpose – Allows us to deliver the service seamlessly from multiple services using a load balancer. The cookie records which server cluster is serving you.
Expires – 1 week

Cookies message

You may see a banner when you visit G7 UK website inviting you to accept cookies or review your settings. We’ll set cookies so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and not to show it again, and also to store your settings.

Name – cookie_policy
Purpose – Saves your cookie consent settings
Expires – 1 year

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use this site. We do this to help make sure the site 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 site.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on this site and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

Name – _ga
Purpose – This helps us count how many people visit the Intelligence and Security Committee website by tracking if you’ve visited before.
Expires – 2 years

Name – _gid
Purpose – This helps us count how many people visit the Intelligence and Security Committee website by tracking if you’ve visited before.
Expires – 24 hours

Name – _gat
Purpose – Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.
Expires – 1 minute

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Cookies that help with our communications

Some G7 UK website pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.

In addition, if you share a link to a G7 UK website page, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie. We have no control over cookies set on other websites – you can turn them off, but not through us.

YouTube videos

We use YouTube to show videos on some G7 UK website pages. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

Name – _use_hitbox
Purpose – This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser
Expires – When you close your browser

Name – VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Purpose – Lets YouTube count the views of embedded YouTube videos
Expires – 9 months

Change your cookie options

You can change which cookies you’re happy for us to use.

Last updated 9 February 2021