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Cookies and links

When you visit this site, we would like to place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better.

When someone visits www.Gov.im and its various website we collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. And we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website for instance our Online Services, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. 

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site and these pieces of information are used to improve services for you through:

The table below explains the cookies we use and why. 

None of these cookies collect any personally identifiable information.

Cookie Name

Purpose

Expires

Iomgov-session

Cookie used to identify a user of Online Services

Session

_RequestVerificationToken

A cookie used for preventing cross-site request forgery attacks

Session

ASP.NET_SessionId

A cookie used to identify a session state user (by session ID)

Session

_ga

Google analytics cookie used to distinguish users. You can opt out of Google Analytics

1 year

 

Cookies set by other websites through this site

We want to provide interesting and engaging content on our website. We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such are YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. Please be aware, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Linking to us

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this Site, unless the page is within a secure part of the Site, in which case the functionality of this Site will prevent you doing so successfully. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our Site. However, you may not load a page from our Site directly into a frame on another website. The page from our Site should load into the user's entire window. 

Linking by us

It is our policy to obtain permission to link to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any website that we may link to. If we link to another website, that linking should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work at all times. If you do experience a failed link, please report it by contacting us.