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The following cookies are first-party cookies, which means they are set by Companies House:
|ch_session||Session identifier for Electronic Web Filing (EWF) services. A unique random value that allows the site to identify the user’s session. Also contains a randomly generated token that changes on every page. Contains no personal information and cannot be used to identify a user.||When you close your browser|
|chcookie||In built Apache tracking cookie, present on Electronic Web Filing (EWF) services.||25 months|
|transaction||Used by Electronic Web Filing (EWF) to store the url the user will be redirected to if any session errors occur.||24 hours|
|lang||Remembers the language you’ve chosen.||When you close your browser or change the language manually|
|92a4e3521f3bb0d||Used to keep your information secure while you’re using the service.||When you sign out of the service|
|amlbcookie||Set to use the same web server while you’re using the service.||When you close your browser|
|ch_cookie_consent||Saves your email consent preferences.||After 1 year|
The following cookies are essential third-party cookies, which are set by the external suppliers that provide ‘plug ins’ for some of our services:
|__cfduid||The _cfduid cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers’ End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features.||30 days|
|__cflb||This is a load balancer cookie for sticky sessions on Cloudflare's load balancers.||24 hours|
These cookies are optional. With your permission, we use them to find out how you use our services. For example, which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got there and what you click on. This information helps us to improve our services.
Our cookies do not store or collect any personal information (such as your name or address), or anything that allows us to find out who you are. We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) and LUX Real User Monitoring (RUM) software from SpeedCurve to collect anonymised information about how you use GOV.UK. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site and to government digital services.
We use the following analytics cookies:
|_pk_id.*||Used to improve our understanding of how people use our website and services, through web analytics.||13-25 months|
|_pk_ref.*||Used to improve our understanding of how people use our website and services, through web analytics.||Up to 2 years|
|_pk_ses.*||Used to improve our understanding of how people use our website and services, through web analytics.||30 minutes|
|_ga||This helps us identify how you use our website and services so we can make the site better.||2 years|
|_gid||Used to improve our understanding of how people use our website and services, through web analytics.||24 hours|
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