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Privacy

If you visit this site, personal data is only collected from you when you submit this using our online enquiry forms. The data is only used for the purposes for which it is submitted.

Cookies

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:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • 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 also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts of our website, except access to certain parts of the Apprenticeships website may require a login and password.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them (external link).

Our use of cookies

Our website also uses fourth-party cookies to track visitor behaviour.

Below is further information on the cookie name, how the cookie information is used and the length of time a cookie is active.

Apprenticeships.org.uk

Cookie

Name

Purpose

More information

ASP.Net Application

ASP.NET_SessionID

This cookie contains the user's session ID.

Expires at end of session - when a user closers the browser tab/window

WebTrends

WT_FPC
WEBTRENDS_ID

Enables us to gather anonymous statistical information on our how the site is browsed.
WT_FPC Web Clicks and Statistics on the user. WEbtrends_ID a randomly generated number for unique tracking

Expires at end of session - when a user closers the browser tab/window

Google Analytics

__utma
__utmb
__utmz

Enables us to gather anonymous statistical information on our how the site is browsed.

_utma: Expires 2 years after your last visit to this site.
_utmb: Expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity.
_utmz: Expires 6 months after it was last set.

Google Analytics (Browser session)

__utmc

Enables us to gather anonymous statistical information on our how the site is browsed.
_utmb and _utmc are connected, and track how long you stay on the site

Expires at end of session - when a user closes the browser tab/window

Twitter

k from .twitter.com
guest_id from .twitter.com
_twitter_sess from .twitter.com
Orginial_referer from api.twitter.com
Pid from .twitter.com
_twitter_sess

Enables twitter feeds to be displayed on the website including settings and unique tracking information for Twitter

PID lasts after the session (set to expire years in the future)

ShareThis

_uset from .sharethis.com
_stid from .sharethis.com

_uset saves yes/no as to whether or not you choose to share.
_stid is a random unique identifier, used to associate users with topics of interest based on the content they consumer and share

_uset expires after 8 hours
_stid lasts after the session (set to expire years in the future)

Google

PREF

PREF remembers user's basic preferences such as view results in English

Lasts after the session (set to expire years in the future)

From ShareThis widget

UID from .scorecardresearch.com
UIDR from.scorecardresearch.com

Randomly generated number for each user

Both expire after 1 year

Web trends cookie

ACOOKIE from stats.matraxis.net

Used by WebTrends to record information about how our website is used (eg. which pages are viewed)

NAS

myappfont

Saves the font size set by the user

Lasts after the session (set to expire years in the future)

 Media IQ id   Tracks visitor activity for marketing purposes  Expires after 1 year

Apprenticeship vacancies 


Cookie

Name

Purpose

More information

AVMS-MS application

NadAuthCookie

Stores username, id, current date/time, expiration date/time.

If not found, the site will redirect to the Logon page

Expires 120 minutes after the last request was received.

LASS part of AVMS-MS application

adAuthCookie

Stores userid, current date/time, expiration date/time, and userdata.

If not found, the site will redirect to the Gateway Logon page.

Expires 120 minutes after the last request was received.



Last Updated: 16/09/2014