Cookies Policy

The British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used 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


Cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. 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.


Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry website. 

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site
  • how long you spend on the site
  • how long you spend on each link page you click through to
  • what you click on once at the page you’ve clicked through to


In relation to cookies, we don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Google Analytics sets the following cookies:


Universal Analytics


  • _ga This helps us count how many people visit by tracking if you’ve visited before - expires in 2 years
  • _gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made  - expires in 10 minutes


Google Analytics


  • _utma Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to or to a certain page - expires in 2 years
  • _utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on - expires in 30 minutes
  • _utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser - expires when you close your browser
  • _utmz This tells us how you reached (e.g. from another website or a search engine) - expires in 6 months


Removing Cookies

After accepting cookies, you are still able to remove them within the same browser session. Find out more about how you can remove cookies from the site.