Kent Connects

Kent Connects Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used to make websites work and to make them more efficient.

Cookies also help website owners understand how you use the site so that they can make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

Our privacy policy applies to our use of cookies. Find out how to manage cookies on the Information Commissioner’s website.

How we use cookies on www.kentconnects.gov.uk

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to understand how you use our website and to gather feedback, so we can improve it.

Google Analytics (Universal Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use this website (KPSN.net). We do this to help make sure the site is meeting your needs and to make improvements based on out findings.

Google Analytics stores information about:

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

Google may retain may retain user and event data for up to 14 months. We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so we can’t identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data (opens in a new tab) and find out how you can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites (opens in a new tab).

Google Analytics uses the following cookies on our website.

NamePurposeExpires
_gaUsed to distinguish users.2 years
_gatUsed to throttle request rate.1 minute
_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hours

Functional cookies

Vimeo

We use Vimeo’s embeddable video player to show video content on some pages of our website. This player uses cookies that Vimeo consider to be essential to the video player experience.

We have enabled the DNT (do not track) parameter on all embedded Vimeo videos on our website, which stops the player from tracking any session data, including all cookies and analytics. This has the same effect as enabling a ‘Do Not Track’ setting in your browser.

For more information read the Vimeo Cookie Policy (opens in a new tab).

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are needed to make our website work. They allow us to remember your cookie preferences and update the content on our website.

Our cookie management solution

You may see a modal window when you visit our website, to let you know that we would like to use cookies and to ask for your consent. We call this our ‘cookie management solution’.

We use the following cookies on our website:

NamePurposeExpires
CookieControlUsed to save user consent preferences. 90 days

Changing your cookie settings

If you no longer want this website to use non-essential cookies when you visit, you can manage your cookie preferences using the button below. However, this may not necessarily remove any unexpired cookies we have set. You’ll need to reload any open pages for the changes to fully take effect.

There are several ways you can manage or delete cookies depending on which browser you used when you visited our website. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers.

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. Session cookies are only stored temporarily and expire once you close your browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit the About cookies website (opens in a new tab) or visit the All about cookies website (opens in a new tab).