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Cookies

When we provide services to you, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered through the internet, this very occasionally involves placing small amounts of information on your device (phone, tablet or computer). These include small files known as cookies.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

How we use cookies and why

Website and web applications

System:  Google Analytics

More information: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device
_utma To determine the number of unique visitors to our website 2 years
_utmb To establish and continue your internet browser session on our website 30 minutes
_utmt To manage data transfer volumes 10 minutes
_utmz To determine where you came from when visiting our website 6 months
_ga To distinguish users 2 years
_gid To distinguish users 24 hours
_gat To manage data transfer volumes 10 minutes
_utmc To determine whether the user was beginning a new session/visit Until you close your browser
_utmv To store information about your visit to our webpages. This is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years after the last update

NHS Protect and NHS Help with Health Costs

System: NHS Protect secure website and digital applications for maternity exemption and prescription prepayment certificates

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device
JSESSIONID This cookie is essential for these systems to work Until you close your browser

System: European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device

JSESSIONID

Dynamic_ID (on Firefox usually BCSI-CS-xxxxxxxxxxxx)

These cookies are essential for this system to work Until you close your browser

Student Services

System: Bursary Online Support System (BOSS) and the Learning Support Fund Application System (LSFAS)

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device

ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is essential for this system to work Until you close your browser

NHS Dental Services

System: Compass

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device

USERNAME@compass.nhsbsa.nhs

Username is the local login rather than the Compass login

This cookie is essential for this system to work Until you close your browser

System: E-reporting

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device

[user name]@vm-xi31sp2/
and 5864GSVE.txt

To remember the last “Last Accessed” and “Date Modified” when you last visited the site.  365 days unless you choose to manually delete it.  All registered users have been notified of this use of cookies.

Information Services

System: Information Services Portal

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device
ISMServerTime Stores the current time on the ISP server. This cookie is essential for this system to work. Until you close your browser
ISMSessionExpiry Stores the time your current session will expire due to inactivity. This cookie is essential for this system to work. Until you close your browser
JESSIONID Stores your session ID used by the ISP server to distinguish you from others. This cookie is essential for this system to work. Until you close your browser
clientTimeOffset Stores the difference between the time on your computer and that on the ISP server. This cookie is essential for this system to work. Until you close your browser