Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on to your computer by the websites you visit. They help improve your experience and allow website-owners to analyse visits.

This is how cookies work: When you first visit a site that uses cookies, a simple text file is downloaded on to your computer, which is then read each time you return to that site. The file, or cookie, can be used to remember user names, passwords and preferences. All of this information allows you a smoother experience on the site. Cookies also help website-owners make improvements by collecting information such as the number and length of visits and pages viewed.

How can cookies be managed/blocked?

You can set your device to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at all. If you choose not to receive cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the website's features and we may not be able to personalise your experience on site. Each internet browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to find out how to change your cookie preferences. More information on cookies is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/

What type of cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are required for the operation of our website.

Cookie name Purpose Life Time
JSESSIONID This cookie allows us to keep users logged in during their session. Session only. i.e. Is deleted when you close your browser or don't do anything for 30 mins.
MYHC_BU_INFO This cookie is to maintain your session across the separate Bulk upload application. It's only used if you use Bulk Upload. Session only. i.e. Is deleted when you close your browser or don't do anything for 30 mins.
BLOG_INFO This cookie is to maintain your session across the separate CkEditor upload application. It's only used if you use CkEditor Upload. Session only. i.e. Is deleted when you close your browser or don't do anything for 30 mins.
MYHC_WU_INFO This cookie is used to maintain the encrypted INSTITUTION_ID and whatuni Go user ROLE_ID. This cookie is to maintain your session across the separate Whatuni Go Hub application. Session only. i.e. Is deleted when you close your browser or don't do anything for 30 mins.
LOGIN_INFO This cookie is used to maintain the encrypted USER_ID. Session only. i.e. Is deleted when you close your browser or don't do anything for 30 mins.

Analytical/performance cookies.

These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our sites and analyse how users use the application. This information helps us to improve our websites, for example, by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for.

Cookie name Purpose Life Time
Utm_% These are various cookies created by Google analytics. They do not track personal information but records overall stats like how many visits My IDP Connect has had. There are different expiry dates, the longest being 2 years.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Cookie name Purpose Life Time
USER_INFO This cookie is used if you click "Remember me" when you login. Else it's not created. This cookie is deleted after 30 days

Third party cookies

Please note that third parties (for example external service providers such as web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies.
Third party Type Purpose
Google Analytics Analytics This is used for tracking the site traffic details. Not linking to user information.
Google tag manager Analytics This is used of tracking the site traffic details. Not linking to user information.