When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, 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.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
- Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them
Cookies for recognising users and their preferences:
This includes the following:
- A session cookie that stores your details and allows content relevant to you to be shown. It also ensures that you do not get logged out when navigating between different pages on the site.
Expires after 30 minutes of inactivity.
Expires after a year.
- LinkedIn cookie, this allows our system to talk to LinkedIn to allow potential delegate networking or to help when registering for an event.
Third Party Cookies:
The Department for International Trade uses a variety of social media sites. You can find the details of their privacy and cookies policies using the following links: