When we provide services via our website, we want to make them easy to use, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on the device you are using for accessing the website, for example your computer or mobile phone. We do this using small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
Cookies are used by SPSO to improve services for you by:
- Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information during one task, for example to remember the information you entered on the first page of a multi-page form;
- Remembering settings so you don’t have to re-enter them every time you visit a new page;
- Measuring how many people are using the website and how they navigate the website, so that we can identify ways to make it easier to use and make sure that there is enough capacity for the website to perform well and respond quickly.
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
The lists below show all of the cookies that may be set when you visit the SPSO website.
Cookies for improving our service
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 website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use.
|_ga||Randomly generated number||2 years|
|_gat||Randomly generated number||30 minutes|
|_gid||Randomly generated number||when you close your browser|
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.
Cookies for managing your current visit
We use 2 cookies to remember your selections or preferences that you’ve made when looking at the information on the SPSO website.
|PHPSESSID||Randomly generated text||Session identifier||When you close your browser|
|CookieControl||Individual cookie settings||Stores details of your cookie preferences on this site||3 months after you last set your cookie preferences|
If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please contact us.