Cookies on our website

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Privacy and cookies

Cookies are small text files sent to your computer or mobile device by the websites that you visit

The cookies on our website collect information such as:

  • your IP address
  • the pages you visited
  • which browser you use
  • the type of computer or mobile device you use

How Natural Resources Wales use cookies

We use cookies to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

List of cookies on our website

Cookie Name Purpose
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  • the pages you visit on our website and how long you spend on each page

  • how you got to the site

  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
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Hotjar also collects a device's IP address (captured and stored in anonymised form), device screen size, device type, browser information, country location and preferred language used to display our website.


Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymised user profile. Neither we nor Hotjar collect or keep your personal details (such as name or address).


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