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Cookies

Our website places small files, known as cookies, onto your device.

Cookies measure how you use our website so we can update and improve it based on your needs.

Find out how to manage cookies.

What cookies we use and why

Google Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website.

Google Analytics collects information about:

  • the pages you visit and how long you spend on them
  • how you got to the service
  • what you click on when you’re using the service

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites. 

Google Analytics uses the following cookies:

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

What our services use

Depending on which of our services you use, we also use other cookies. You can view the cookies for each service.

NHS Help with Health Costs

We use the following cookie for these digital services:

  • check if you get free NHS prescriptions
  • check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs
  • maternity exemption
  • NHS low income scheme
  • prescription prepayment certificate
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

We use the following cookie in relation to the 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

We use the following cookie for 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

We use the following cookies for 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

eseries_locale

(Examples are en_GB or ga_IE)
This cookie remembers the language you use Until you decide to delete it

We use the following cookie for 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

We use the following cookies for the 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

Prescription Services

We use the following cookie for the electronic Drug Tariff.

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device

BAYEUX_BROWSER

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

Total Reward Statement

We use the following cookies for the Total Reward Statement.

Cookie name Purpose How long it stays on your device
TRS_PROD To manage data transfer volumes Until you close your browser
AWSUSER_ID To determine the number of unique visitors to our website 2 Months
AWSSESSION_ID To determine whether the user was beginning a new session/visit 1 Hour

 ASP.NET_SessionId

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