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 manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through "Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them" .

 

Our use of cookies

 

This is a list of the cookies used on the JNCC website and why they are used.  Note: we do not host any advertising cookies on this website.

 

Cookies for improving service

 

When you accessed our website, Google Analytics set cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

 

Name Typical content Expires
__utma randomly generated number 2 years
__utmb randomly generated number 30 mins
__utmc randomly generated number when user exits browser
__utmz randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

 

Cookies for maintaining your visit

 

Name  Usage Typical content Expires
ASP.NET_SessionId To remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made when looking at information or using a service randomly generated string of letters and numbers when user exits browser
ASPSESSIONIDQQQQDRRT To remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made when looking at information or using a service randomly generated number when user exits browser
lang Maintains language setting en-GB when user exits browser
.IMMAUTH * There are some areas of the JNCC website that are restricted to a particular group of users and require a password. If you are a member of such a group and log on with a  username and password, we record this fact in a cookie so you don’t have to do it for every web page you request from our service.

 

* When logging in you are given the option to 'Remember me' which will save the cookie on your device for 12 months, otherwise it only lasts until you close your browser.

randomly generated string of letters and numbers when user exits browser or 12 months

 

How to manage your cookies

To find out how to manage what cookies you allow, see your browser's help section or your mobile phone manual. Or you can visit one of the non-government sites below, which have detailed information on how to manage, control or delete cookies. 

 

 

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