Details about cookies on National Leadership Centre

The National Leadership Centre website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device. Cookies tell us if your computer or device has visited the site before. They help us understand how the site is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.

Cookies help us remember what notifications we send you and make our general communications relevant to you and your interests. Changes made to this policy can be identified by the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page. Any changes to how your cookie data is processed will be promptly reflected in this policy and will immediately apply to you and your data. If these changes affect how your data is processed, the [Service Name] will take reasonable steps to let you know.

Accepting all cookies via our website banner activates those cookie settings that are listed as optional on the settings page (that is, not ‘strictly necessary’). Your activation of all optional cookies lasts for 3 months and the banner will appear again. This gives you the opportunity to regularly re-visit and adjust your decision. Find out more about how to manage cookies, including how to delete and block them, on the Information Commission Office’s website. To learn more about how we protect and process your information see our Privacy Notice.


Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the National Leadership Centre website.

AWSALB Allows us to deliver the service seamlessly from multiple services using a load balancer. The cookie records which server cluster is serving you.1 week
AWSALBCORSAllows us to deliver the service seamlessly from multiple services using a load balancer. The cookie records which server cluster is serving you.1 week

Cookies message

You may see a banner when you visit the National Leadership Centre website 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.

seen_cookie_messageLets us know if you’ve seen our cookie message1 year
cookie_policySaves your cookie consent settings1 year


Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use this 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 on this site and how long you spend on them
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

_gaThis helps us count how many people visit [Service Name] by tracking if you’ve visited before2 year
_gidThis helps us count how many people visit [Service Name] by tracking if you’ve visited before24 hours
_gatUsed to manage the rate at which page view requests are made10 minutes

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.


Cookies that help with our communications

Some National Leadership Centre website pages may contain content from other sites, like Vimeo or Youtube, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.

In addition, if you share a link to a National Leadership Centre website page, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie. We have no control over cookies set on other websites – you can turn them off, but not through us.


Vimeo videos

We use Vimeo to show videos on some National Leadership Centre website pages. Vimeo sets cookies when you visit one of these pages.

playerUsed by Vimeo to remember user’s player mode preferences.1 year
vuidUsed by Vimeo to to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. 1 years

Website registration (WordPress)

This website is built using the WordPress content management system. WordPress uses the following cookies to enable registered users to log into the website:

WordPress_test_cookieThis site uses a number of WordPress plugins to aid functionality, and this cookie ensures they are enabledWhen you close your browser
cookie_policyThis is used to indicate when a website administrator is logged in When you close your browser


Change your cookie options

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

Last updated 19 November 2020