When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable.
Where 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 by:
We've listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last. We will endeavour to let you know before we store a cookie on your computer.
|Table containing the cookies which we set|
|OFLogon||40 character session-specific security token set when a user logs on. Avoids users having to repeatedly supply logon details for every form||When user closes browser|
|OFAjaxMode||Fixed value of FALSE if present. Remembers user's choice of whether to optimise output for screen readers.||11 years|
|OFSessionHash||40 character security token set to identify the session.||When user closes browser|
|OFServerID||Integer number. Records which server is controlling the users' session when running in a load balanced configuration||When user closes browser|
|Screenreadmode||False/true. Set by the spell check facility to remember the users choice of screen-reader friendly user interface.||When user closes browser|
|Methodchosen||False/true. Set to true by the spell check facility if the user has chosen to correct a spelling.||When user closes browser|
When we use a supplier they may also set cookies.
We use Google Analytics to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to our websites and volumes of usage. Google Analytics sets cookies - more information is available on the Google Code website.
|Table showing cookies used by Google Analytics|
|_utma||Randomly generated number||2 years|
|_utmb||Randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|_utmc||Randomly generated number||When user closes 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|