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When and how to link to external sites from GOV.WALES.

First published:
5 December 2019
Last updated:

When is a link external?

Links from GOV.WALES core, services, campaigns, or organisations are external when they are to:

  • GOV.WALES microsites for example Careers Wales
  • any other site

Links from GOV.WALES microsites are external when they are to:

  • GOV.WALES core, services, campaigns, or organisations
  • any other site

How to link to an external site

You must link to the page most effectively meeting the user need, not simply the home page.

You must inform users they are leaving GOV.WALES.

Follow the guidance related to how the link is presented on the page:

Reasons for linking to other sites

  • Linking to a government service or website.
  • There is evidence a user needs something related to Welsh Government policy that cannot be published on GOV.WALES.

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