What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit a website.
Types of cookie
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes. Cookies will generally fall into the following categories:
Strictly necessary - cookies that are essential for the website to function.
Analytical - cookies that collect statistics on how a website is being used.
Functional - cookies remember the choices you have made, such as saving your preferred language.
Targeting or Advertising - cookies that deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests when you browse the internet.
As well as the above categories, cookies can be further classified with the below information. These help to determine which domain is setting the cookie and how long it will remain on your device:
Session cookies: These cookies are temporary and are only active whilst your browser session is open. These cookie will be removed when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies: These cookies have expiration dates and will stay on your device for a set period of time. Once this period has elapsed, they will be removed from your device.
First-party: These are cookies set by us directly and used for security or site management. Only we can retrieve their data and we don’t share this information with other sites. Although we may work with other third-parties to provide these cookies, only we can view the contents.
Third-party: These are cookies that are set by a different domain. We can’t view or collect any information from these types of cookie.
- Learner Portal
- Administration Portal
- Discussion Forum
The details of the cookies used by each of these components is detailed below.
|exp||Enables access to features of our services based on the authorised account||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|sid||Preserves your session state across page requests||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|uid||Enables access to features of our services based on the authorised account||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|CloudFront-Policy||Enables access to resources and content based on the authorised account||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|Enables access to resources and content based on the authorised account||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|CloudFront-Key-Pair-Id||Enables access to resources and content based on the authorised account||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|ai_session||Used by Microsoft Azure Application Insights, to collect site telemetry and identify any service issues||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|.ASPXAUTH||Enables access to features of our services based on the authorised account||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|ai_user||Used by Microsoft Azure Application Insights, to collect site telemetry and identify any service issues||First-party||Persistent||Strictly Necessary|
|ARRAffinitySameSite||Load-balancing cookie to route the request made through a web browser to the same server in any browsing session||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Preserves your session state across page requests||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|ARRAffinity||Load-balancing cookie to route the request made through a web browser to the same server in any browsing session||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|Used during account creation||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|destination_url||Used during login to redirect to the requested page||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|sso_destination_url||Used during SSO login to redirect to the requested page||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|fsl||Full screen login client setting||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|theme_key||Client theme personalization. Only used when “Make this my default theme on all my devices” unselected.||First-party||Persistent||Strictly Necessary|
|cn||Client clear notifications. I’m counting this as user input instead of personalization because it doesn’t make sense to ‘undo’ or change cleared notifications.||First-party||Persistent||Strictly Necessary|
|_bypass_cache||Used with ‘fsl’ for full screen login||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|_t||User authentication token cookie. SiteSetting.maximum_session_age.hours.from_now||First-party||Persistent||Strictly Necessary|
|_forum_session||Session cookie||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
|dosp||Temporary cookie that informs client denial of service protection is in place.||First-party||Session||Strictly Necessary|
In addition to the cookies detailed above, in some cases customers have selected to include Google Analytics within their learner portal and/or their discussion forum. Where this is the case additional cookies will be placed by Google.