Privacy & Cookies

Privacy & Cookies

Our webite puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used 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

Our website cookies are never used to identify you personally.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer. This will happen the fist time you visit us and every time if you fail to accept the cookies.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

How cookies are used on TIN PAN ALLEY TALES

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, eg improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page

  • how you reached to the site in the first instance 

  • what links you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t collect or store any personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Google Analytics

_utma This lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to us or to a certain page 2 years
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on GOV.UK 30 minutes
_utmz This tells us how you reached our website (eg from another website or a search engine) 6 months

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit our site. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

seen_cookie_message Saves a message to let us know that you’ve seen our cookie message 1 month


YouTube videos

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

_use_hitbox This is a randomly generated number that identifies your browser When you close your browser
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Lets Youtube count the views of embedded Youtube videos 9 months