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  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast

You can manage internet browser cookies yourself and learn more about them by visiting Directgov.

Our use of cookies

Cookies for measuring use of service

When you access our website, Web Trends sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to enable us to deliver a service best suited to our users' needs.

Web Trends - First party cookies

Domain: nationalarchives.gov.uk

Name: ACOOKIE
Typical content: encrypted data
Expires: two years
Host: smartsource.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Name: WT_FPC
Typical content: randomly generated number and information about how the page was reached (i.e. the path through the website)
Expires: two weeks
Host: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Name: WEBTRENDS_ID
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: two years
Host: smartsource.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Google analytics - Third party cookies

Domain: webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 15 days

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 15 days

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 15 days

Cookies used to make specific web services work

Name:  OriginalURL
Typical content: path URL
Expires: when user exits browser

Cookies for using personalised search tools

Name: NationalArchivesPersonalisationFedAuth
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: NationalArchivesPersonalisationFedAuth1
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: NationalArchivesPersonalisationFedAuth2
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: NationalArchivesPersonalisationFedAuth3
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: PersonalisationUserName
Typical content: email address
Expires: three weeks

Cookies used for searching the Catalogue

Name: browser%2Dtest
Typical content: whether you have javascript enabled
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: PROCAT
Typical content: helps users navigate through the Catalogue
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: PROCATPersist
Typical content: advanced search options
Expires: three weeks

Name: linkback
Typical content: remembers search terms and options
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: ASPSESSIONID
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Cookies used for DocumentsOnline

Name: dol%5FFIPO%5Fuser
Typical content: identifies online user
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: dol%5FUserAtTNA
Typical content: identifies on site user
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: PRO%5FOnline%5F2
Typical content: search results navigation
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: ProSearch
Typical content: remembers search terms and options
Expires: when user exits browser

Cookies used for Electronic Records Online

Name: TermsAndConditions
Typical content: remembers whether terms and conditions have been agreed
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: ViewDocument
Typical content: remembers if this document has been viewed
Expires: when user exits browser

Cookies used for online shopping

Name: Bookshop_BasketID
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: PaymentClient
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: adv%5Forder
Typical content: remembers information entered into form
Expires: when user exits browser

Cookies used on Labs

Name: PHPSESSID
Typical content: randomly generated number and letters
Expires: when user exits browser