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This website ( ("Site") uses cookies and similar technologies. Some of the ways the Site uses cookies includes to store and manage user preferences, enable content, and gather analytic and usage data.

More information about how we use cookies and similar technologies and how you can control and manage them is below.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or other device and is used to identify the user or device and to collect information. Cookies are typically assigned to one of four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: absolutely necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, and cookies for marketing purposes.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so that it can be updated and improved based on your needs;
  • remember the notifications you have seen so that we do not show them to you again;
  • remember you while you are changing your KAO subscriptions

01 Cookies used on the Site

01.01 Email subscriptions

We use a cookie to remember you while you are changing your email subscriptions. The cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

Name Purpose Expires

01.02 Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect information about how you use the Site. We do this to help make sure the Site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics 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 are visiting the Site.

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data with any third parties.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit by tracking if you have visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit by tracking if you have visited before 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes

You learn more about or opt out of Google Analytics cookies at:

01.02.01 JavaScript detection

We measure how many people visiting are using JavaScript.

Name Purpose Expires
JS-Detection This tells us if you are browsing while running JavaScript 1 year

01.02.03 Transport for Wales services

Our Site contains links to third party websites that are run by different Welsh government departments, for example Transport for Wales. These websites may set additional cookies and, if so, will have their own cookies policy. We encourage you to read the cookies and privacy policy on any third party websites.

02 How can I control my cookies?

Browser controls

You can set your browser settings to control the ways your browser accepts and stores cookies, for example, you can set your browser to delete, block or allow cookies. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended on the services. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser.

Where to find information about controlling cookies

03 Further information

Here are some useful resources that provide detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how you can manage your cookie preferences: or


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