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Cookie policy

This page outlines the cookie policy for the UK Research and Innovation (‘UKRI, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) website. Your use of this website is subject to our terms of use.

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

Cookies are used to improve services for you, for example by:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information during one task
  • recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don’t need to enter it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can learn about cookies and how to manage them yourself on the All About Cookies website.

Cookies used on our website

Cookie Control panel

CookieControl
Purpose: to hold setting on whether to allow cookies to be stored or not
Expires: 10 days

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics. It installs cookies to help us identify errors and accurately estimate visitor numbers. These cookies do not collect personal data about visitors to our website.

_ga
Purpose: used to distinguish users
Expires: two years

_gat_UA-150290826-1
Purpose: used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites
Expires: one minute

_gat_UA-102208639-1
Purpose: used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites
Expires: one minute

_gid
Purpose: used to distinguish users
Expires: 24 hours

For further information on cookies used by this website please contact us.

Email: web@ukri.org

Additional cookies for UKRI funding service users

We use the following cookies to track usage and authenticate users in our new funding service for applicants.

Tracking cookies

These cookies are deployed if the user accepts cookies.

allow_all_cookies
Purpose: to track whether you have accepted our cookie policy. It is automatically cleared every 30 days
Expires: 30 days

_gid
Purpose: used by Google Analytics to track users’ journeys through the service to improve their experience
Expires: one day

_gat_UA_XXXXXX
Purpose: used by Google Analytics to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high-traffic-volume websites
Expires: one minute

_ga
Purpose: used by Google Analytics to uniquely identify users
Expires: two years

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are required for the service to operate and are always used.

ukri-tfs-local-session
Purpose: to authenticate users on our service and allow them to remain signed in
Expires: 25 minutes

Last updated: 22 October 2020

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