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Details about cookies on Bus Open Data Service

Bus Open Data Service puts small files (known as 'cookies') onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Find out more about the cookies we use, what they're for and when they expire.

Cookies that measure website usage

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

We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you're visiting the site

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit Bus Open Data Service by tracking if you've visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit Bus Open Data Service by tracking if you've visited before 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 1 minute

Cookies that remember your settings

These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make to personalise your experience of using Bus Open Data Service.

Strictly necessary cookies

Remembering who you are

When you have logged into the service we use a cookie to keep track of who you are until you log out or the session ends automatically.

Name Purpose Expires
session_id Remembers who is logged in 30 minutes

Cookie message

You may see a banner when you visit Bus Open Data Service inviting you to accept cookies or review your settings. We'll set cookies so that your computer knows you've seen it and not to show it again, and also to store your settings.

Name Purpose Expires
cookielaw_accepted Lets us know that you've seen our cookie message 1 year
cookie_policy Saves your cookie consent settings 1 year

Change your settings

You can change which cookies you're happy for us to use.