Cookies

Like most websites, we place small information files called 'cookies' on your computer.

Why do we use cookies?

To remember your settings, for example your language and location. This means you don’t have to keep entering these details when you visit a new page.

To find out how you use the site to help us update and improve it.

How do I change my cookie settings?

You can change the settings of your web browser so that it won’t accept cookies. For more information visit AboutCookies.org.

But, doing this may stop you from using some of the online features and services on this website.

Cookies we use

Managing your current visit

  • Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
  • Purpose: Stores the user's session ID to allow the site to recognise your movement around the site as being from one computer.
  • Data stored by cookie: Information about the user’s current session.
  • Duration of cookie: Expires at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
  • More information: Without this cookie, much of the website’s functionality would be impaired, such as searching and filtering results, navigation breadcrumbs, etc.

Managing your shortlist

  • Name: Shortlist
  • Purpose: Records the services and/or information pages the user has added to their shortlist.
  • Data stored by cookie: The IDs of the services and/or information pages in the shortlist.
  • Duration of cookie: 1 year.
  • More information: Without this cookie the user would not be able to add services to their shortlist or have them be persisted there between visits to the site. The ability to add information pages to the shortlist is an optional feature that you may not have enabled.

Managing forms

  • Name: __RequestVerificationToken
  • Purpose: is use on any page where a form is shown and is used to prevent cross site scripting attacks by verifying the form data came from our page.
  • Data stored by cookie: an encrypted token
  • Duration of cookie: Expires at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
  • More information: Without this cookie the user would not be able to submit any forms (e.g. Search, Feedback, Contact, etc.).

Logging in to the Administrative area

  • Name: sqlAuthCookie
  • Purpose: Records that the user has successfully logged into their MarketPlace account.
  • Data stored by cookie: An encrypted authentication key.
  • Duration of cookie: Expires at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
  • More information: Without this cookie the user would not be able to log in to the website.

Logging in to the public area of OCC MarketPlace

  • Name: sqlAuthCookie
  • Purpose: Records that the user has successfully logged into their MarketPlace account.
  • Data stored by cookie: An encrypted authentication key.
  • Duration of cookie: Expires at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
  • More information: Without this cookie the user would not be able to log in to the website.

Remembering your search options

  • Name: mp-search-… (e.g. mp-search-serviceType)
  • Purpose: Records the user’s advanced search options so that they can be recalled when refining the search or navigating back to the homepage.
  • Data stored by cookie: the search field (encoded in the name of the cookie) and the value chosen.
  • Duration of cookie: Expires at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
  • More information: Without this cookie the user’s advanced search options would not be remembered between page views.

Text size accessibility widget

  • Name: TEXT-SIZE
  • Purpose: Records the user’s preference of text size so that it is persisted between pages and visits to the site.
  • Data stored by cookie: small, medium or large.
  • Duration of cookie: Permanent.
  • More information: Without this cookie the text size will reset with every page visited.

CQC Widget

Details of the CQC cookies can be found here:
http://www.cqc.org.uk/about-us/our-policies/cookies#sm-accord-2

  • First Party Cookies
  • Name: ki_s, ki_t, ki_u, ki_r
  • Purpose: The “ki_...” cookies are used by CQC on search results pages containing in-page surveys to gather feedback on whether you have found what you’re looking for. These cookies ensure that you do not see a survey you have already completed again
  • Data stored by cookie: The Qualaroo cookies store whether you have been shown a survey already.
  • Duration of cookie: o ki_r: 4.5 years
    • ki_s: 3 years
    • ki_t: 4.5 years
    • ki_u: 3 years

Google Analytics

  • Name: _utma (Google Analytics)
  • Data stored by cookie: This cookie generates the number of unique visits to our website.
  • Duration of cookie: It expires after two years.

Google Analytics

Current details of the Google Analytics cookie usage can be found here:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

  • Name: As detailed in the link above
  • Purpose: Together these cookies record how many people are using the website and how they move around the site once they've arrived. This helps us monitor how the website is used so that we can see where to make improvements and ensure a good service is provided.

More information: Without these cookies, the user will see no difference in the functionality available to them, but maintenance and support of the site is made more challenging for the Local Authority.