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Cookies are used to help track activity across a website.

In particular to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

HS2 uses cookies on our website for the following purposes:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help provide anonymous web analytics for our website.

Name: _ga

Purpose: This helps us count how many people visit our site by tracking if you’ve visited before

Expires: 2 years

Name: _gid

Purpose: This helps us count how many people visit our site 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

(https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/co…)

HS2 website

Name: AWSELB

Purpose: Used to help serve website traffic from our website to users who are logged in

Expires: 2 minutes

Name: seen-cookie-message

Purpose: Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message

Expires: 30 days

YouTube/Google

Purpose: We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your Google account, in which case your choices are linked with your account (for example if you choose to “like” a video).

Name: 1P_JAR

Expires: 1 month

Name: APISID

Expires: 2 years

Name: CONSENT

Expires: 20 years and 1 month

Name: HSID

Expires: 2 years

Name: LOGIN_INFO

Expires: 2 years

Name: NID

Expires: 6 months

Name: OTZ

Expires: 10 days

Name: PREF

Expires: 2 years

Name: SAPISID

Expires: 2 years

Name: SID

Expires: 2 years

Name: SIDCC

Expires: 3 months

Name: SSID

Expires: 2 years

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Expires: 8 months

Name: Wide

Expires: Session

Name: YSC

Expires: Session

Name: _ga

Expires: 2 years

Name: DSID, IDE

Purpose: Used by a third party, Double Click, to ensure that browsers are not served the same advert multiple times. They do not capture any personal information.

Expires: 2 years