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The Understanding Universal Credit site puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) on to your computer or other device to collect information about how you browse the site.

We use cookies to measure how you use our service so that we can improve it for you.

We don’t use cookies to identify you personally.

Cookies we use on the Understanding Universal Credit site

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Google Analytics cookies used by our service

We use Google Analytics to collect information on how you use our service so that we can improve it for you.

Google Analytics doesnʼt store any of your personal details. It stores data about how you got to the service, the pages you visit and how long you spend on each page.

We donʼt allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

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