When we provide information, we want to make the process easy and reliable. Where we do this on the internet, it sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to: - enable us to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task; and - measure how many people are accessing information, so that there is enough capacity to ensure that this can be done quickly and easily. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
The table below explains the cookies we use on the consultation area and why.
|SESS*||Application||23 days||Track the user's session so that requests and responses can be matched up. This allows log-in functionality to work and prevents certain types of security exploits.|
|_utma||Google Analytics||2 years||Tracks number of visits, the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html|
|_utmb||Google Analytics||Upon leaving the site, or after 30 minutes of inactivity||Tracks when a visit to the site ends. www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html|
|_utmc||Google Analytics||Upon leaving the site, or after 30 minutes of inactivity||Tracks the referrer to the site. www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html|
|_utmt||Google Analytics||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate. www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html|
|_utmz||Google Analytics||6 months||Tracks the referrer to the site. www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html|
|prum_episodes||Pingdom||End of session||Generates anonymous usage statistics (e.g. load times, page views, device type, geography). https://www.pingdom.com/legal/cookie-policy|
|AWSALB||Application||1 hour||Used to create sticky server sessions|