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Use of cookies on Gas Safe Register's website.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or to improve the user experience, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

One of the cookies we use is essential to make parts of the site to operate fully for you and has already been set (see ‘Essential site cookie’ below). You may delete or block all cookies from this site through your browser settings, however doing so will result in some parts of the site not working. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit Google to change your settings.

List of Gas Safe Register's cookies

This is a list of the main cookies set by the Gas Safe Register website and what each is used for.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google analytics  _utma  _utmb  _utmc  _utmz These cookies are used to analyse information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager which sets no cookies itself.  Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Essential site cookie ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is used to identify the user between page loads as you navigate around the site. It allows the website to remember certain settings and means that you don’t have to continually log in to each individual screen. This cookie is removed each time that you close your browser. Visit the Microsoft website

Facebook Pixel


This Cookie is placed by Facebook. It enables Gas Safe Register to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. It also enables Gas Safe Register to measure how users move between devices when accessing the Gas Safe Register web site and Facebook, to ensure that Gas Safe Register Facebook advertising is seen by the correct audiences. This is done by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the Gas Safe Register web site.

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Twitter Universal Web Tag


This is used for tracking website users who view pages on the Gas Safe Register website to ensure advertising campaigns target the correct audiences. 

The standard duration of the Twitter pixel is 14 days. You can delete the Twitter pixel by clearing your cache file. You can delete Google Ads cookies and other cookies at any time by clearing your cache.

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Consumer site questionnaire popup questionnaire This cookie prevents the user from being constantly asked whether they wish to take part in the Digital Survey Questionnaire every time that they change page. This cookie will be removed when you close your browser session. N/A













We use HotJar to measure user interactions, survey popups and funnel analysis to identify improvements area throughout. The cookies used by Hotjar manage which users are included in each of the samples sets.  Where a user has made a selection on surveys, or other actions, cookies remember these options for 365 days. Where the cookies is required for the session only, it is deleted at the end of the users visit. 


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Scalable inman flash replacement  sifrFetch This cookie is used to enable the website to look better, it will replace plain text headings with more eyecatching and presentable visuals. Rich Accessible Typography for the Masses