Cookies on the Social Work England website
Last updated: 29 September 2020
- What are cookies?
- Necessary cookies operating on our website
- Cookies set by Google Analytics
- How we use the information we collect
What are cookies?
Cookies are files saved on your computer, phone or tablet when you visit a website. They help make our website work or store information about how you use the website.
Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space.
Most internet browsers enables you to erase cookies, block cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.
Some cookies are necessary for the website to work, for example by keeping it secure.
We use also third party embeds. This means that we share your data with YouTube, eShot and Smart Survey. By consenting you are agreeing to share your data with them.
Optional cookies, like those set by Google Analytics, are not needed for our website to work. These optional cookies help us understand:
- how many people visit the website
- how people use the website, for example which pages they visit
Optional cookies help us improve your experience of using the website.
We will not set optional cookies unless you enable them.
Necessary cookies operating on our website
Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
|Name __temp__||Purpose Holds an encrypted JSON object that stores any unique document references for documents that have been uploading during the concerns form journey(s).||Expiry Session|
|Name flowId||Purpose Stores the unique flow identifier from Go Cardless so a reconciliation between the two systems can be carried out on post back.||Expiry Session|
|Name returnTo||Purpose The path for the user to be redirected to post completion of the direct debit process.||Expiry Session|
|Name returnUrl||Purpose The path for the user to be redirected to post completion of the card payment process.||Expiry Session|
|Name __request__||Purpose Stores the unique request identifier from Gov.UK Verify so a reconciliation between the two systems can be carried out on post back.||Expiry Session|
|Name __return__||Purpose The path for the user to be redirected to post completion of the Gov.UK Verify verification process.||Expiry Session|
|Name __sessionid||Purpose Holds the unique session identifier for the user, allowing the website to pull back the users access/identity tokens issues from the IdP.||Expiry Session|
|Name ASP.NET_SessionId||Purpose This cookie manages the users session with the website.||Expiry Session|
|Name CookieStatus||Purpose Cookie set by the system to track if third party services (google analytics etc) can be included on the website or not.||Expiry Now + 2 years|
|Name __appianRedirect||Purpose 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.||Expiry Session|
|Name AspNetCore.Antiforgery.xxxxxxxx||Purpose Used by the IdP to stop cross site request forgery.||Expiry Session|
|Name AsnNetCore.Identity.Application||Purpose Used by the IdP to verify multi-session authentication requests.||Expiry Session|
|Name idsrv.session||Purpose Stores the unique session identifier for the user on the identity provider.||Expiry Session|
Cookies set by Google Analytics
|Cookie name||Expiration time||Description|
|Cookie name _ga||Expiration time 2 years||Description Used to distinguish users|
|Cookie name _gid||Expiration time 24 hours||Description Used to distinguish users|
|Cookie name _gat||Expiration time 1 minute||Description Used to throttle request rate|
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Analytics documentation.
Further information on how to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer can be found on the All about cookies website under the ‘manage cookies’ section.
How we use the information we collect
To find out how we collect, store and use information about you or your visit, see our privacy notice