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Cookies

LCS Cookies Policy

Londoncareplacements.gov.uk saves a small data file, known as a cookie on your computer’s hard drive so that it can remember your browsing history.  This enables you to navigate the website efficiently and perform certain functions.

Cookies send information to the browser which then creates a text file, so that every time you go back to the website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server.  It remembers settings and information so that when you re-visit the website, you don’t have to keep re-entering the same information.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the website from which it has come, the lifetime of the cookie and its name.  It does not give LCS access to the rest of your computer and only the site that created the cookie can read it.

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.

How we use cookies

www.londoncareplacements.gov.uk and its subdomain new.londoncareplacements.gov.uk use cookies in several places.  We have listed them below with more details about why we use them and how long they last.

Session Management

We use a number of cookies specific to the London Care Placements website to allow the website to identify your current browsing session (any pages you access to the London Care Placements website since opening your web browser). The allows us to provide essential functionality linked to your browsing session, primarily keeping you logged into the site and providing you with access to functionality which is only available to logged in users.

Session management cookies are created when you first visit a page on the London Care Placements website and will be removed when you close your browser. No personal information is stored within the session management cookies, but once you log in the cookies will be associated with your London Care Placements account.

The following session management cookies are set

Name Usage Expiration / Max-Age Secure / Http Only

A random identifier, e.g

(C316A65A02
A35FF46EA4
F861A4A22FF0)

Session Tracking Session (expires on browser close) False / False
JSESSIONID Session Tracking Session (expires on browser close) True / True
PHPSESSID Session Tracking Session (expires on browser close) False / True

Measuring Usage

We use Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and do not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you.  This helps analyse data about webpage usage and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on.  We do not allow Google to use or share our data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

* Google Analytics tracking cookies, further information here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Name Usage Expiration / Max - Age Secure / Http Only
cftoken Session tracking 3 Weeks False / True
cfid Session tracking

3 Weeks

False / True
__utma* Used to distinguish users and sessions 2 years from set / update False / False
__utmb* Used to determine new sessions / visits 30 mins from set / update False / False
__utmc* Set for interoperability with urchin.js Session (expires on browser close) False / False
__utmt* Used to throttle request rate 10 minutes False / False
__utmx* Used to determine your inclusion in an experiment 18 months False / False
__utmz* Stores the traffic or campaign that explains how you reach our site 6 months from set / update False / False

We also use another third party tool called Font Awesome (Domain: https://www.fontawesome.com) which provides icons and icon animations across this site.   

Font Awesome collects some data about the icons and other date requested from Font Awesome while visiting the London Care Placements site but does not collect any personal data.

Font Awesome’s full privacy policy is available at https://fontawesome.com/privacy

Font Awesome may set the following cookies:

Name Description Expiration / Max-Age

__stripe_mid

Tracking payment access to the third party services 8 months

__utma*

Same as above same as above

__utmx*

Same as above Same as above

__utmxx*

Used to determine the expiry of a expirement 18 months

__ga*

Used to distinguish users 2 years

How to manage cookies

You can manage the cookies stored on your computer, or turn them off completely through your browser setting, although this may affect your experience on our website or even prevent you from using certain features.

To manage cookies, visit your browser settings and edit the options available.  If you would like to learn more about cookies, including how they have been set and how to manage them, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/