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Cookies on the Skills for Careers website

Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

We use cookies to make Skills for Careers work and collect information about how you use our service.

Essential cookies

Essential cookies keep your information secure while you use Skills for Careers. We do not need to ask permission to use them.

Name Purpose Expires
.AspNetCore_Session Used to store page data between http requests at our server when you close your browser
BNES_.AspNetCore_Session An encrypted copy of .AspNetCore_Session which is used by our firewall to provide an extra level of security when you close your browser
cookies_policy Saves your cookie consent settings 1 year
cookies_preferences_set Lets us know that you've saved your cookie consent settings 1 year

Third party cookies

Some cookies may be be placed on your computer by third parties and partners we work with.

We use these cookies to:

  • help us understand how you use our website
  • capture your comments and feedback through surveys

Sometimes we’ll include content from other sites, such as YouTube, who may set their own cookies.

We might also share information about your use of our pages with our social media and advertising partners, such as Facebook. We do this to help improve the relevancy of advertising campaigns you receive from us.

If you decide to share a link to one of our pages, the service you share it on might set a cookie. We have no control over cookies set on other websites and you can turn them off but only through the website you’ve used.

Analytics cookies (optional)

With your permission, we use Google Analytics to collect data about how you use this service. This information helps us to improve our service.

Google is not allowed to use or share our analytics data with anyone.

Google Analytics stores anonymised information about:

  • how you got to Skills for Careers
  • the pages you visit on Skills for Careers
  • how long you spend on each page
Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit this website by tracking if you've visited before 2 years
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 1 minute
_gid Stores and updates a unique value for each page you've visited to help us improve your experience 1 day

Marketing cookies (optional)

Some cookies help us improve the adverts you receive from us by making them more relevant to you.

We also share information about your use of this service with our social media, advertising and analytics partner. They use the information to decide what type of adverts to create.