What are cookies?
Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.
Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space.
- make our website work
- measure how you use our website, such as which links you click on (analytics cookies), if you give us permission
We do not use any other cookies, for example, cookies that remember your settings or cookies that help with health campaigns.
We sometimes use tools on other organisations' websites to collect data or to ask for feedback. These tools set their own cookies.
Cookies that make our website work
List of cookies that make our website work
|Cookie name NHSLearningHub-cookie-consent
|Expiry One year
|Cookie name ARRAffinity
|Purpose ARRAffinity cookie is set by Azure app service, and allows the service to choose the right instance established by a user to deliver subsequent requests made by that user.
|Cookie name __cfduid
|Purpose (.addtoany.com domain) Used to track user initiated social media postings.
|Expiry One month
|Cookie name .AspNetCore.Cookies
|Cookie name ARRAffinitySameSite
|Purpose This cookie is set by Windows Azure cloud, and is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing.
|Cookie name AspNetCore.Antiforgery.McPAzhLGOYg
Collaborates with .AspNetCore.Session to provide protection against Cross-site request forgery (also known as XSRF or CSRF).
|Cookie name idsrv.session
Cookies that measure website use
We also like to use analytics cookies. These cookies store anonymous information about how you use our website, such as which pages you visit or what you click on.
List of cookies that measure website use
|Cookie name Google analytics cookies
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. These cookies may also be identified as originating from england.nhs.uk
These include cookies with names starting "_ga"
|Expiry 13 months
|Cookie name Hotjar cookies
Hotjar Tracking Code cookies are set on a visitor's browser when they visit a website that loads the Hotjar Tracking Code. These cookies allow the Hotjar Tracking Code to function correctly. Apart from cookies, the Hotjar Tracking Code uses local and session storage as well.
These include cookies with names starting "_hj".
|Expiry 1 year
Next review due: 26 May 2023