Cookies on CI Digital
What are cookies
Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website or application.
CI Digital sets cookies when you visit our applications. You can choose to change these settings to your own preferences. If you change your cookie settings, you need to save your new choices.
- record the notifications you’ve seen so we do not show them again
- measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your activity
These cookies are not used to identify you personally.
Our Cookie message
You will see a message about cookies when you first visit the CI Digital log in page. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it next time. From time to time you will see the cookie message when you log in. This is to remind you that we are using cookies.
|seen_cookie_message||Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message||100 days|
|cookie_policy||Saves your cookie consent settings||1 year|
|cookie_preference_set||Lets us know that you’ve saved your cookie consent settings||100 days|
Our global announcement message
You may see a global announcement message when we have important information to share with you. If you click the "hide message" link next to this global announcement message then we'll store a cookie so that your browser knows you've seen it. This cookie will expire after twenty four hours so that we can ensure you are always receiving the latest updates.
|seen_global_alert||Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our global announcement message||24 hours|
We use different types of cookie. You can choose which cookies you're happy for us to use.
Cookies that measure how you use our applications
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the CI Digital systems. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site.
We do not collect or store your personal information, so this data cannot be used to identify who you are. For more information visit our core privacy notice
We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Google Analytics sets the following cookies:
|_ga||These help us count how many people visit CI Digital by tracking if you’ve visited before||2 years|
|_gid||These help us count how many people visit CI Digital by tracking if you’ve visited before||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate||1 minute|
|_gat_govuk_shared||Used to throttle request rate||1 minute|
Cookies that help with our communications and marketing
Some CI Digital pages may link to content from other sites, like legislation.gov.uk which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful. In addition, if you share a link to a CI Digital page, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie. We have no control over cookies set on other websites - you can turn them off, but not through us.
Cookies that remember your settings
These cookies do things like remember your preferences and the choices you make, to personalise your experience of using the application.
Strictly necessary cookies
These essential cookies do things like:
- remember the notifications you've seen so we do not show them to you again
- remember your progress through a form (for example an application to register a care service)
They always need to be on.
|AspNet.ApplicationCookie||Identify user sessions||When the browsing session ends|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Store data in between http requests||When the browsing session ends|
|_RequestVerificationToken||Stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery||When the browsing session ends|
|ARRAffinity||ARRAffinity is a cookie used to affinitize a client to an instance of an Azure Web App||When the browsing session ends|
|ai_user||Application Insights collects statictical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform||1 year|
|ai_session||Application Insights to group telemetry data per user session||same day|
|frontend_state_2||Managing the application state||same day|