Cookie policy

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Essential

    Cookies that are essential for us to provide a product or service you have requested and to provide a secure environment. Without cookies, we would be unable to provide these services. Other essential cookies keep our website secure. If you decline cookies, we will continue to use these essential cookies.

    Essential cookies are used to maintain online security, record your preference regarding our use of cookies on your device, and to deliver other services such as:

    • remembering your choice of language on our website
    • using the ReadSpeaker service to read our website to you
  • Analysis

    We use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services. Cookies used for this purpose are:

    Domain Name Expiry Information
    .nwales-fireservice.org.uk dc_gtm_UA-142293013_1 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. Read more
    .nwales-fireservice.org.uk _ga 2 years Google Analytics cookie used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
    Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data
    .nwales-fireservice.org.uk _gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. Read more
    nwales-fireservice.org.uk _gat_gtag_UA_142293013_1 1 day Google Analytics cookie used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
    Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data
    .nwales-fireservice.org.uk _gid 1 day Google Analytics cookie, used to distinguish users. Read more
    .youtube.com / .google.com 1P_JAR 30 days This cookie sets a unique ID to remember your preferences and other information such as website statistics and track conversion rates. Google’s policies can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types
    .doubleclick.net IDE 30 days from set/update Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
    .doubleclick.net test_cookie 1 day Test cookie used by Google to check that cookies can be set
  • Cookie consent

    We use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally. Cookies used for this purpose are:

    Domain Name Expiry Information
    www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk CookieControl 90 days This cookie is used to remember a user's choice about cookies on www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user's preference will be stored in this cookie.


Cookies used by our service providers

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

  • We use Google Analytics. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of our website by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website. You can find out more about Google's use of information by visiting https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and you can review Google's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy. The relevant cookies are: [ '_ga', '_gat', '_gid', '_gat_gtag_UA_142293013_1'].
  • We use Google Maps on our website to show you where our stations are located. You can find out more about Google's use of information by visiting https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and you can review Google's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy. The relevant cookies are: [ 'NID', '_ga', '_gid']
  • We use ShareThis to allow you to share certain pages via social media. This service uses cookies to apply market research to generate audience insights and to develop and improve products. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://sharethis.com/privacy/. The relevant cookies are:

    Domain Name Expiry Information
    www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk _stid,
    _stidv,
      These cookies are set by the ShareThis service to monitor activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. For more information read the ShareThis privacy notice. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.
    www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk __sharethis_cookie_test__   Test cookie used by ShareThis to check that cookies can be set. For more information read the ShareThis privacy notice
    .consensu.org st_samesite   This cookies are set by the ShareThis service to record your choice of cookies. For more information read the ShareThis privacy notice. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.
    .consensu.org euconsent 1 year This cookies are set by the ShareThis service to record your choice of cookies. For more information read the ShareThis privacy notice. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.
    .consensu.org euconsent-v2 385 days This cookies are set by the ShareThis service to record your choice of cookies. For more information read the ShareThis privacy notice. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.
    .sharethis.com pubconsent-v2 385 days This cookies are set by the ShareThis service to record your choice of cookies. For more information read the ShareThis privacy notice. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.


Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Cookie preferences

You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by clicking the Cookie Control icon in the bottom right corner of the screen

Amendments

We may update this cookie policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

Our details

This website is owned and operated by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

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