When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the Internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, 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 improve services for you through, for example:
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them at Direct Gov.
The list below shows all of the cookies that are set by education.gov.uk and the third-party services we use. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please get in touch.
Please note: this list is not yet complete and will be updated as further information is gathered.
|X-Mapping-gbooldlg||32-character string. Used to send the same user's request to the same server where possible for the duration of their session.||When you close your browser|
|style||contrast' or 'null'. Used to store the user's preference for increased contrast display||1 Year|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||24-character string. Contains the user's session ID||
When you close your browser
Cookies for measuring use of service
By understanding how people use our site, we can improve the information provided. This also ensures that the service is available when you want it and fast. We use a number of different methods of gathering this data, including services provided by the following companies.
|__utma||Randomly generated number||2 years|
|__utmb||Randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|__utmc||Randomly generated number||When you close your browser|
|__utmz||Randomly generated number and information of how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, using a search engine)||2 months|
|dfesPCSADBID||Randomly generated number||1 year|
|dfesPCSAuvt||Which DfE page is visited and when||1 year|
|usy46gabsosd||Which DfE page is visited during the visit||When you close your browser|
The UK law in regard to an organisation placing information on a device connected to the internet changed on 26 May 2011. This guide describes what you need to do to show how cookies are used on your website.
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