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The web statistics package we use on our site, Google Analytics, sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.

Cookies set by Google Analytics:

Cookie name Expiration time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Analytics documentation.

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Cookies operating on our website

Name Purpose Expiry
__temp__ Holds an encrypted JSON object that stores any unique document references for documents that have been uploading during the concerns form journey(s). Session
flowId Stores the unique flow identifier from Go Cardless so a reconciliation between the two systems can be carried out on post back. Session
returnTo The path for the user to be redirected to post completion of the direct debit process. Session
returnUrl The path for the user to be redirected to post completion of the card payment process. Session
__request__ Stores the unique request identifier from Gov.UK Verify so a reconciliation between the two systems can be carried out on post back. Session
__return__ The path for the user to be redirected to post completion of the Gov.UK Verify verification process. Session
__sessionid Holds the unique session identifier for the user, allowing the website to pull back the users access/identity tokens issues from the IdP. Session
ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie manages the users session with the website. Session
CookieStatus Cookie set by the system to track if third party services (google analytics etc) can be included on the website or not. Now + 2 years
__appianRedirect Holds a flag to indicate if the user has already been redirected to the Appian service in order to establish a level of trust for the domain running the Appian embedded interfaces. Session
AspNetCore.Antiforgery.xxxxxxxx Used by the IdP to stop cross site request forgery. Session
AsnNetCore.Identity.Application Used by the IdP to verify multi-session authentication requests. Session
idsrv.session Stores the unique session identifier for the user on the identity provider. Session

Last updated: 28 November 2019