The International Waste Shipments (IWS) service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.
We use these cookies to:
- help us understand how you use the service, so we can make improvements based on your needs
- remember the notifications you’ve seen so that you’re not shown them again
- temporarily store the information you enter
We never use these cookies to identify you personally.
You’ll normally see a message on the site before a cookie is stored on your computer.
Find out more about how to manage cookies.
Google Analytics cookie
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use the government’s digital service. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
Google analytics cookie collects and stores information about:
- the pages you visit on the site
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google Analytics sets the following cookie:
|_ga||This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|PRSD.request_verification_token||This helps us to manage and authenticate your session.||After 20 minutes of inactivity, when you sign out, or when you close your browser.|
|PRSD.IWS||This helps us to manage and authenticate your session.||After 20 minutes of inactivity, when you sign out, or when you close your browser.|
|_tempdata||This helps us to save data you have entered between pages.||After 20 minutes of inactivity, when you sign out, or when you close your browser.|
Our introductory message
You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit. A cookie is stored so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.
|seen_cookie_message||This saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message||1 month|