Details about cookies
This service puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer.
These cookies are used to:
- help us understand how you use the webservice, so we can make improvements
- remember what notifications you’ve seen so you’re not shown them more than once
- temporarily store the selections you make
Find out more about how to manage cookies.
Cookies that measure website usage
We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect anonymised information about how you use the service. We do this to help make sure the service is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this service.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- how you got to the service
- the pages you visit on this service and how long you spend on them
- what you click on while you’re visiting the service
We may also set our own cookies to understand how people move through the service.
|_ga||Used by Google Analytics, this registers a unique ID to generate statistics about how you use the website||1 year|
|_gat||Google Analytics throttling rate request||1 year|
|_gid||Google Analytics cookie that registers a unique ID to generate statistics about how you use the website||1 year|
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies carry out essential tasks to help the service perform correctly. For example, we might save a cookie to let us know how many times you’ve seen a message we’ve shown on a page, or if you’ve dismissed it.
|AnalyticsConsent||Status of consent for Analytics tracking||1 year|
|DASSeenCookieMessage||Stores if user has seen the cookie message||1 year|
|__RequestVerificationToken||This enables the website to function properly||Session|
|.AspNet.Cookies||This enables the website to function properly||Session|
|ai_session||This monitors the performance of the website||Session|
|ai_user||This monitors the performance of the website||Session|
|Used to store the location you enter when you search for a course or provider||2 days|
|Used to store any search filters for providers||2 days|
|Used to store your shortlist||30 days from last update|
|__zlcmid||ZenDesk chat user identifier||1 year|
|_cfruid||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.||1 year|