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Cookies and how we use them

This website use cookies. A cookie is a piece of information, like a tag, which enables us to collect information from your computer. In doing so we collect data such as your IP address or location information, which under the General Data Protection Regulation are your personal data.

The cookies we use log your progress through the site and record what you accessed, how you accessed it. We use the statistical information collected in cookies to improve our content. Some cookies are, however, essential for our websites to work and cannot be disabled.

We have listed the cookies we use on our public web products below. We have highlighted those which are optional and which you are choosing to activate if you agree to their use.

To change your cookie preference, use the button below to display our cookie banner and select your desired option. Your preferences will be set for all websites manged by the General Dental Council.

The cookies we use

Dental Professionals Hearings Service Website

Cookie name Purpose Persistant or Session
_ga Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. Optional. Persistant
(2 years)
_gid Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. Optional. Persistant
(1 day)
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rates. Optional. Session
(1 minute)
GDC_cookieconsent_status Used by GDC to record your selected cookie preference. Not essential but would result in cookie message being displayed on every visit if not selected. Optional.